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Aborted @ The Kingsland

This is the “Devastation On The Nation” tour and it will bring the crushing sounds of Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Disentomb, Arkaik, Venom Prison and Vale of Pnath to Greenpoint Brooklyn. Don’t miss a moment of this meltdown.

(Ob)Servant (re-release) by Psycroptic

Artist: Psycroptic
Title: (Ob)Servant (re-release)
Label: Metal Mind Productions
Release Date: 5/5/2015
Genre: Technical Death Metal
Rating: 4/5

Originally released in 2008 on Nuclear Blast Records, the fourth album by those Tasmanian Devils of Metal Psycroptic was recently re-issued by Metal Mind Productions. The album now comes in a Digipak holder and features no additional tracks or liner notes and does not include the bonus DVD that was a part of the initial release. With that being the case my original thoughts on it remain the same. I have restated those views in the review that follows. The edition is limited to 2000 copies so diehards might want to act fast if interested in purchasing.

Proving that Metal’s reach is as vast as the imagination is wide we get the fourth molten slab of material from the Tasmanian export Psycroptic. The band is one that immediately assaults the senses of the listener with a mind-numbing display of extreme technical chops. I had to say that I was impressed by their “Ob(servant)” CD quite a bit and I was amused at this for when I first caught them a couple of months ago I was not particularly impressed. Let me explain how this possibly happened – the guys were second up on a bill that I felt buried much of the talent involved and with the sets blasting by so quickly there was hardly any time for the bands to win you over with the display. That being said I was glad for the spine-tingling that this CD offered because it was really something impressive. The band doesn’t seem to follow the standard of many of their Extreme Death Metal counterparts, because they pick up and slow down the tempo a lot more than most others. There is a lot of groove happening between the growling and just when you think the band is going to speed up a little more they instead offer you slight respite by bringing it down about five notches. Across the board the drumming is outstanding and presents some truly speaker destroying double bass drum runs that manage to be the time keeper for the equally blistering guitar riffs.
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(Ob)Servant by Psycroptic

Artist: Psycroptic
Title: (Ob)Servant
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 10/14/2008
Genre: Technical Death Metal
Rating: 4/5

Proving that Metal’s reach is as vast as the imagination is wide we get the fourth molten slab of material from the Tasmanian export Psycroptic. The band is one that immediately assaults the senses of the listener with a mind-numbing display of extreme technical chops. I had to say that I was impressed by their “Ob(servant)” CD quite a bit and I was amused at this for when I first caught them a couple of months ago I was not particularly impressed. Let me explain how this possibly happened – the guys were second up on a bill that I felt buried much of the talent involved and with the sets blasting by so quickly there was hardly any time for the bands to win you over with the display. That being said I was glad for the spine-tingling that this CD offered because it was really something impressive. The band doesn’t seem to follow the standard of many of their Extreme Death Metal counterparts, because they pick up and slow down the tempo a lot more than most others. There is a lot of groove happening between the growling and just when you think the band is going to speed up a little more they instead offer you slight respite by bringing it down about five notches. Across the board the drumming is outstanding and presents some truly speaker destroying double bass drum runs that manage to be the time keeper for the equally blistering guitar riffs.
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Psycroptic: Live Photos @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (6/26/2008)

The Summer Slaughter Tour was on its second go round with this 2008 run of shows and would set its sights on the Fillmore at Irving Plaza as its venue. The all day Metal affair was discussed at length on THIS LINK so do please check it out if you have not done so already. Here is the full photo gallery that was captured during the Psycroptic set.

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Psycroptic by Ken Pierce (2008)

psycroptic, psycroptic concert photos, summer slaughter 2008
Psycroptic by Ken Pierce (2008)

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Black Dahlia Murder @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (6/26/2008): Summer Slaughter 2008

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Artist: Black Dahlia Murder
Venue: Fillmore NY (New York, NY)
Opener: Kataklysm, Vader, Cryptopsy, The Faceless, Despised Icon, Aborted, Born Of Osiris, Psycroptic, & Whitechapel
Date: 6/26/2008
Label: Metal Blade Records

I have to admit that when they announced that this year’s edition of Ozzfest was only going to be a single performance and that the show would be nowhere near my geographic location that I hardly felt the slightest amount of disappointment in my Metal heart. Yes, Metallica would be one of the event’s headliners but the larger part of the lineup assembled for it came off as a big ho hum to me and there were just too many other amazing tour packages to be excited about for me to worry about getting over to Ozzfest. The summer of 2008 launched with the first ever Paganfest USA and this event delivered four outstanding bands who had never been on our shores before and then we had Progressive Nation continuing the greatness with Dream Theater and Opeth. The lineup for the Summer Slaughter tour only stood to prove that we were going to get a righteous dose of head banging Metal for a really affordable price and the all day affair would take place inside the Fillmore NY. There would be a total of ten bands on this bill and while many are known to the larger fan bases across the world there were a number of up and coming acts that one should pay mind to. The headliner for the gig would be Black Dahlia Murder and immediate powerhouse support would be coming from Kataklysm, Vader and Cryptopsy. The earlier start-off acts would come by way of Whitechapel, Psycroptic, The Aborted, Despised Icon, The Faceless and Born Of Osiris. Ten bands are a lot to absorb and get the point across about so I chose to briefly lineout some of the performance highlights as I am sure that each of these talented groups will be on other bills where a longer set can be enjoyed. Here is what happened in case you missed out, and shame on you if you did.
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