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Review: Nasty Savage - Psycho Psycho
Nasty Savage
Psycho Psycho

Label: Crook'd Records
Year released: 2004
Duration: 52:07
Tracks: 12
Genre: Heavy/Thrash

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: November 19, 2004
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Psycho Psycho

Rated 4.11/5 (82.22%) (9 Votes)

There are comeback albums that are just a shadow of a band's early material, and there are those that are in the same vein. "Psycho Psycho" falls into the latter category. This band has always had a raw sound and managed to sound pissed off while writing pretty catchy tunes, and "Psycho Psycho" uses the same winning formula. A good mix of heavy and thrash, not overpolished (barely polished, in fact), varying from mid to fast-paced and no damn ballads here. There are a couple of songs on a slower beat that could almost qualify as filler, but they're not THAT bad - they're just not up to par with the rest of the album. Interesting to note, "Savage Desire" sounds like a total ripoff of Maiden's "2 Minutes To Midnight": The main riff is pratically identical, at times you could swear that only the vocal lines have changed. A tribute to Maiden? Maybe. "2 Minutes..." rules so much that I don't mind this at all, although I'm sure a lot of people out there will be whining about it. hehe. Speaking of whining, time for some: The last track ends with some silence followed by more repeat of "Psycho Psycho" chorus-like vocal lines. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Stop with the damn silences at the end of the albums!

The guys got older, but they still got it - the energy and anger are still there, they haven't wimped out a bit. Those calling "The System Has Failed" the comeback album of the year need to take a look at this: Megadeth can only dream of writing something like this nowadays. "Psycho Psycho" is a must for those into 80s-style heavy/thrash, period.

Track Listing:
  1. Psycho Psycho
  2. Hell Unleashed
  3. Anguish
  4. Human Factor
  5. Terminus Maximus
  6. Dementia 13
  7. Step Up to the Plate
  8. Return of the Savage
  9. Triumphal Entry
  10. Betrayal System
  11. Savage Desire
  12. Merciless Truths
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