Release date: 07-01-2008, Label: Silverdust Records
By: Nina Mende
In times like these not many things are of continuous existence. Especially
for the music bizz 10 years is a rather long time. Many bands have come and
gone and most of them disappeared without being noticed. Thanks that there are
exceptions. Being one of them is Psychopunch from Västerås in Sweden.
The boys celebrate their 10th anniversary impressively by releasing their 7th
album “Moonlight City”. And just like they’ve always done they
are again firing ten bullets of pure Punk’n’Roll into the listener’s head. After
moving into more diverse musical areas with the 2004 output “Smashed On
Arrival” they continued what they’ve started on “Kamikaze Love Reducer”
two years later. “Moonlight City” is produced by Pelle Saether who’s
been dealing with the band for ages and is a long time friend. The limited first
edition comes with a bonus CD containing previously unreleased and rarely available
tracks. Psychopunch hail from Västerås, one of Sweden’s major
industrial towns. The band started back in 1998 with members from various Punk,
Death Metal and Dirty Rock’n’roll bands.
The album is pure Punk’n’Roll witch catchy guitar riffs at its finest.
Speedy, loud and rebellious accompanied by a smoky and strong voice. This riot-like
music is great to shout along. The song “On my own” has an outstanding
bass playing and nice lyrics. “Here comes the rain” is quite easy
to sing along with its catchy chorus and nice melody. A great show song for
everybody to sing, mosh and shout along could be “No one really knows”.
“If you say so” has outstanding backing vocals in a rather high pitch
compared to the normal tone of the vocals. It’s a nice and melodic song,
which gets stuck in your head, just like “It hurts me more than I can say”
does. Every song has nice lyrics and the album is just as energetic as the band
is live. Great album and I am looking forward to see the guys live again. A
tour in April is currently being booked to be an even bigger success than the
last one. Make sure to be there. So see you there and cheers!
| 01 – it remains to be seen
02 – hush now baby
03 – on my own
04 – here comes the rain
05 – no one really knows
06 – another statement
07 – if you say so
08 – it hurts me more than i can say
09 – moonlight city
10 – lay me down