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Perverse And Unnatural Practices

Psychotogen - Perverse And Unnatural Practices ©2001 Self-Released
1. Venom In The Voice
2. Chaingod
3. Cathexis
4. In The Dust Of Your Own Nothingness
5. Tear At The Flesh
6. Follow Me (into Hell)
7. Psychotogen
8. Death Of The Old Ways

Oh boy. Pyschotogen provides the world with precisely what it needs: another death metal band who touts being technical and brutal and promises to utilize an "old school" approach. Pardon me if I don't leap up from my keyboard to demonstrate my boundless joy.

For brutal death metal fans, Psychotogen is relatively capable and their ranks include former members of Pessimist. The playing is tight, the production is heavier than an Iowa trailer park mother's convention and the vocalist has a gutteral voice that is guaranteed to make throat specialist everywhere cringe in sheer horror. The riffing style is a bit more fluid than some of the more "technical" brutal death metal bands in existence, offering something more reminiscient to older thrash metal. I guess that's the "old school" influence at work. So if this sounds like your cup of tea and you don't mind the fact that this style of death metal has been done a jillion times before, Psychotogen is worth checking out. They're obviously quite competent at what they do. So let me recommend them as a potentially excellent new brutal death metal band for you to check out.

As for myself, while I recognize this band does a credible job at their style, let me just say it is my great pleasure to permanently remove this CD from my player now that my job as a reviewer is done.

Review by John Chedsey

Review date: 09/2001

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