Published Mar 06, 2015The self-titled offering from Tasmanian tech-death outfit Psycroptic and followup to 2012's stellar The Inherited Repression, marks the band's sixth album to date and captures their knack for combining complex technicality with catchy grooves. Psycroptic is fast and aggressive throughout, starting with the massive "Echoes to Come," which features intense, straightforward riffs. Highlight "A Soul Once Lost" showcases the band's technical prowess, with whiplash-fast guitar work and sweeping arpeggios galore.
The face-melting "Setting the Skies Ablaze" takes a more thrash-inspired approach, while the hook-filled "The World Discarded" features tons of quintessential Psycroptic headbanging groove. Much like their previous releases, the band stick to their formula on this release by incorporating a variety of song structures and styles to create a diverse and dynamic record. Psycroptic comprises a set of unpredictable and memorable tracks that are modern and powerful, yet somehow classic and a nod to their roots. (Prosthetic)