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PSYCHIC VOID  – ‘Terminal Vacation’ Album Review

PSYCHIC VOID  – Terminal Vacation

Psychic VoidWindsor, ON, Canada punks Psychic Void launched their new album, Terminal vacation in January this year. We’ve been giving it a spin and the eight tracks start with Born Broken where a brilliantly fuzzed out bass joins the building feedback to support a slow drum and psychedelic guitar. The vocals kick in and I’m reminded of fellow Canadians, Metz as well as Bristol’s Idles…raw power and angry vocals combine to create an unyielding punk rock attack that is just brilliant!

The 65 seconds of Drug Surface is much faster with some psychedelic guitar sounds supporting those excellent vocals dripping with pain and anger. Knelt is again introduced with a dirty bass riff that leads into a mid-paced noise fest that burrows its way into your skull with is sheer power.

On Morning Anxiety the band apply a pounding approach that is probably as close as I have heard to someone actually going mad. We cross the half-way line with the aggressive Day Dreamer with a hardcore feel.

With Night Terrors, Psychic Void mine some weird sounds over the super bass and drums to create an aural version of a Hitchcock movie. The music is joined by some echo infused spoken word as the scare factor is dialed up a notch. The second to last track is the title song, Terminal Vacation and, the riff heavy hooks are prominent as the band play with some synthesizer sounds to add to the atmosphere.

Closing with the five and a half minute, Lizard Men, we are treated to a fast paced punk rocker. The pace gives way to some strange bass guitar driven break that plods along with menace until the track lurches back into all out attack. Things fade to feedback and static to close out this great effort.

Have a to Terminal Vacation by Psychic Void here: https://psychicvoid.bandcamp.com/album/terminal-vacation

 

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