Nov 102011

Today’s e-mails brought this piece of welcome news to NCS: Australia’s Psycroptic has announced that their fifth studio album, The Inherited Repression, will hit stores on February 7 in North America and February 10 in Europe. The album, which will be the band’s second release on Nuclear Blast Records, will include nine tracks. Here’s what Psycroptic guitarist, Joe Haley, had to say about the new music:

The Inherited Repression is far and away my favorite Psycroptic album thus far – all of us in the band think this. It’s the age-old cliché from bands when they talk about their current album as being the best of their career, blah, blah, but I have to say it because it’s true. We wouldn’t think there is a point of going on if we couldn’t outdo each album prior. We are certainly not playing music for anything else than the love of creating it and performing it.

The Inherited Repression is quite different from anything we have done in terms of song writing and structure, and we spent a lot longer writing and demoing the songs before we recorded it, which you can tell. It’s a very dynamic album – the fast elements faster, the slow elements slower, and a lot of light and dark binding it together. It’s a very catchy album as well – you can tap your foot, bang your head or anything else you want. Basically it has a lot of groove on it from start to finish.”

This all sounds good to me, but then again, I would be in the market for this album even if Joe Haley had said, “I don’t know what went wrong, but the new album sounds like utter shit, yet we’re releasing it anyway because there ain’t no fuckin’ way we’re going to start over after all the fucking time we put into it.”

As for why I would get this album sound unheard, go past the jump and check out the official video for “Initiate”, one of the songs from Psycroptic’s last album, Ob(Servant). Awesome song, and an awesome video, too.



  2. Want. Now. Review. Kill.

  3. My interest in technical death metal has waned massively since they released Ob(Servant). Obscura, the new Decapitated and Vale of Pnath are probably the only 3 TDM albums I’ve purchased since 2008. I promptly threw away the latest Neuraxis album *yawn*.

    Hopefully this can reignite my interest in the genre.

    • I’ve found more to like than you have, but I still consider Psycroptic one of the most reliable standard-bearers of this sub-genre. You put your finger on it — in addition to being technically jaw-dropping, the music they make is also INTERESTING.

  4. It’s about goddamned time. Instantly jumps into the must have pile, no matter how fucking broke I am. All three of their albums that I have are in heavy rotation on my IPhone.

  5. It’s an age-old cliché when bands talk about the age-old cliché from bands when they talk about their current album as being the best of their career,

    • Indeed. But what do you say when you record an album that IS the best of your career? 🙂

      • “It’s the age-old cliché from bands when they say that it is an age-old cliché from bands when they talk about their current album as being the best of their career, blah, blah, but this time it’s the TR0000H”


  6. Found this track years ago. It’s been ages since I last heard it, but the first note was enough to bring it all back. These guys are masters.

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