Revenge of the Psychotronic Man – EP review
A four-way split EP from three record labels but it’s Revenge of the Psychotronic Man that really catches the ear.ÃÂ
Luckily for us TNS records, 5FeetUnder records and Stikman records decided to collaborate and release a four band split EP.
The EP boasts the Mighty Midgets, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man, Fist Of The North Star and Broken Aris. ÃÂ Although all the bands stand out in their own right it is Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man I’m focusing on having recently seen them supporting UK Subs.
Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man are a sublime fury of hardcore punk fused with a ferocious energy.
Songs such as Drinking In The Van seem to be a defiant ode to how the band choose to live their lives; whereas The End Of Everything says “we don’t know what’s coming next/ so let’s all getting fucking wrecked”Â however this debauchery ÃÂ seems to play host to a feeling of exuberance as opposed to nihilism, despite the title.
The only way to give a true review of a band is to fully immerse yourself ÃÂ and find out what they’re about; so there could possibly be a social and political conscienceÃÂ about the band that I’ve not un-earthed yet, and titles like D.I.Why? and A Political Hot Potato certainly seem to point to this therefore adding a multi-layered stance to the band.
Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man appear to have it all; they are mind blowing live and relentless in their approach whatever size crowd they’re playing to and this frenzied energy fully translates to record.
So, go and see this band live and be sure to buy their new CD which is to be released imminently, as the lads are most definitely one of the most impressive bands around.
All words by Leanne Durr. You can read more by Leanne on LTW here.