Psycho are a band from Boston, Massachusetts that has been around for more than 30 years and plays a mixture of thrash, grind, noise and punk and this is a review of their 2014 album "Chainsaw Priest" which will be released by Selfmadegod Records.
The album starts out with a very raw grind/punk sound along with some blast beats along with some hardcore elements and melody and after awhile aggressive shouts and screams make their way onto the recording along with small amounts of melody and guitar leads and you can also hear some bass in the background.
The band starts adding more crust elements in the other songs and bring in a sound that is more closer to the 80's and pre-dates grindcore which the sound being closer to thrash and punk while you can still hear a great amount of grind on the album and at time s they also bring in some slower sections and early death metal influences, as the album progresses the music starts bringing in a more raw and hateful atmosphere which would give the politically correct nightmares and the average song length ranges from 1 to 2 minutes and the last track is a cover of Plasmatics Won't You.
With this album Psycho show where grindcore originally came from as well as still kicking ass after 30 years and still showing the young bands how it was meant to be done along with a professional sounding production which sounds even more powerful with their raw grindpunk sound and some lyrics that cover drinking, anti religion, violent and hateful themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding comeback album from Psycho and if you are a fan of thrash, grind and punk, you should check out this legendary band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Antichrist Hammer" "Chainsaw Priest" "Vodka Influenced Nightmare" and "Whisky Bitch". 8 out of 10.