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On disc: Psycho

Psycho - Claudia Ehrhardt - 8 stars


(PATAC Records - 2010)

Boston-based band Psycho is around for almost 3 decades and they stick to their roots and present 80's hardcore mixed with punk. The songs on this self-titled EP offers fast hardcore tunes without any metal elements, but with a punk vibe. The trio sounds vivid, never lacks aggressiveness, even if Religious offers a guitar solo. Songs like the opener Vertigo revive the early 80's when this was just the beginning of a strong, vivid scene. And some are still alive and kickin'!
The cover of GG Allin's Legalize Murder is a tribute to one of the cult figures of the scene. And Psycho keep the spirit of the song alive. Well done.
The EP will soon be a collector's piece as it's limited to 500 copies, 150 in blood-red vinyl, and comes in form of a saw blade in a fold-over cover with lyrics and additional information. A cool package for some old school hardcore act which still sounds like in their heydays.

8 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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