Thursday, February 13, 2014
44Mag: Outlaw Psychosis (2013)
Despite all of that, the band is much more of a thrash/groove metal band, though one with a definite swagger that you would expect from a band fitting the description above. There is a rather large amount of other influences in this, including straight-up hard rock, such as on "50 miles" which sounds like Guns 'N Roses gone a little more metal. Other times they pull off the tough-guy groove metal sound of later Pantera, complete with Phil Anselmo-esque vocals.
It is pretty clear from the lyrics and song titles that this is a band that likes to party, get drunk, and have fun. "D.U.I." is fucking stupid though and we don't need some meatheads glorifying driving drunk. I have images burned into my mind from an alcohol-related motor vehicle homicide case that I had to defend. It was a terrible case, and the two that died were not the drivers of the car. I just don't care for this song at all because of it.
This is not a band that takes themselves too seriously. Sometimes that is just fine. We don't always need something that is overly thought-out, sometimes simple is just fine. I did not hate this like I thought that I would. It is fairly simplistic and the intentions of the band are very clear, it's dumb party metal. Overall this is probably not something I would revisit often. But others may like it a lot more than myself.