Montreal Rockers, Psychocide, are the dose of extremely high-energy Rock & Roll that you need in your life. Riding the high from the release of their debut album, ‘Alcohol & Bad Decisions’, the young and promising band has just begun their journey onto the other side. Kicking off with the first track, “Crazy Janet”, the guys share what they are all about with a balls-to-the-wall dose of lyrical spite and rebellion that aligns with an instrumental prowess that is abounding with force. “Mary” is the second track that lyrically speaks of a promiscuous soul that leads her life out of control and always on the move which creates an addictive high for the guys of Psychocide who jump onto her crazy train from time to time.
The third track, “Crossing Guard” is abounding with phenomenal guitar work and solos that break into a lyrical ball of fury that is aimed straight at their heart’s desire who continues to stir the pot of sin. “Mr. Suit” is the fourth track that is a hardcore comical blast aimed at those who spend 40-80 hours a week eating their satanic bosses crooked heart out after having telephone conversations with antagonistic assholes seeking a coupon for a product that is overpriced and valueless. The fifth track, “Dear Alice”, speaks of the mischief that the guys cling to and tend to lean towards throughout their ever-changing lives. “Temporary Friends” is the sixth track that explodes with monstrous guitar work that captivates listeners as the lyrical energy leans toward the battlefield in mind that comes with wasting precious time amongst fleeting friends who won’t be there at the drop of hat.
The seventh track, “Brotherman” begins with a burst of inventiveness within the guys’ shredding techniques that dazzle listeners and showcases the amount of time and hard work that they’ve put into learning and practicing their craft. “Paranoia” is the eighth track that mimics Foo Fighters back in their ‘In Your Honor’ days as lead vocalist, Goldwyn Thandrayen, steps on the toes of anybody that is in the band’s way with vocal talent that is difficult to dismiss. The ninth track, “Street Named Desire”, begins in a realm of mystery that breaks into genre-bending styles that showcases the dynamic capabilities that Psychocide carries as a whole. Closing out with “Breaking Bad”, Psychocide ends with a bang that is a cocktail of intoxicating rhythms and pure rock bliss that leaves listeners craving more of what’s to come.
‘Alcohol & Bad Decisions’ is a well-produced and high-spirited release that sets a stellar tone for the rising game-changers, Psychocide. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians and bands such as Sum 41, NOFX, Soundgarden and The Offspring, then do yourself a favor and check out what Psychocide has to offer on Soundcloud.