CD review SUICIDAL TENDENCIES ‘Still Cyco Punk After All These Years,

(9/10) Suicidal Tendencies is a band that, in all the 35 years of existence, never cared about trends and hypes. Starting at a time when more traditional metal was aiming for a first peak, it was Mike Muir and band, who took the anarchy of punk and the riffpower of metal, merged it with a solid groove and by doing this created a new sound. An exciting crossover fusion was born, something that was different and still is after so many years.

Suicidal Tendencies always did their own thing and it’s this authentic approach that led to a huge fanbase. Many great crossover style records have found a spot in the shelves of fans and record stores and holefully there is still some space left since the band unveils a another album in September.

‘Still Cyco PunkAfter All These Years’ is the name of Suicidal Tendencies 14th album and it’s a kind of special one. It was in 1996 when Mike Muir released a solo record entitled ‘Lost My Brain! (Once Again)’. The album reflected more of the punk roots and ‘Still Cyco Punk After All These Years’ is a re-recording of most of the songs from this longplayer (with the exeption of ‘Cyco Miko WantsYou’ and ‘Ain’t Mess’n Around’).

It feels like drum icon Dave Lombardo gave the band a new energy kick that inspired Muir to redo the songs with Suicidal Tendencies. The result of the work done is a terrific album with the first two songs, the fast ‘I Love Destruction’ and the grooving single release ‘F.U.B.A.R.’, giving clear direction.

‘Lost My Brain Once Again’, ‘Gonna Be Alright’ and ‘Ain’t Gonna Get Me’ showing the successful result of the risky endevaour of redoing this album. Even though the songs are from the late 90’s ‘Still Cyco Punk After All TheseYears’ isn’t retro. The album picks up the original vibe and transfers it into the here and now. Regardless if you own the ‘Lost My Brain! (Once Again)’, this album has enough to offer and will be loved by the Suicidal Tendencies family. Still Cyco.

 

(9/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. I Love Destruction
  2. F.U.B.A.R
  3. All Kinda Crazy
  4. Sippin From the Insanitea
  5. It’s Always Something
  6. Lost My Brain Once Again
  7. Nothing to Lose
  8. Gonna Be Alright
  9. Ain’t Gonna Get Me
  10. All I Ever Get
  11. Save a Peace For Me

 

Label: Suicidal Records

Genre: Cyco Punk

Release Date EU: September 7th, 2018

 

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