The Psyke Project
Guillotine


4.0
excellent

Review

by fromtheinside USER (127 Reviews)
December 24th, 2013 | 21 replies | 1,762 views


Release Date: 05/06/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: probably as hard as a guillotine swing

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

For the longest I've wanted to talk about The Pyske Project but I had nothing to say. Now maybe it’s because I was having a serious case of writers block, or maybe I wasn’t really sure what it was that The Pyske Project prompts to me want to say, but dammit if I didn’t want to say it. I have hardly any audacity left to declare this album as anything groundbreaking for hardcore, because both Kvelertak and Nails released albums this year, and yes, I hardly know if I like this album as much as I say I think I like this album, but I do know one thing and that’s that I like talking about thinking I like this album as much as I say I think I do. This is the kind of madness The Psyke Project instigates. They burrow through your ears till you feel them rupturing your brain with riffs and ridiculous vocals. Much of Guillotine is something that I don’t even know how to prepare you for; it’s angry, loud, slow, fast, angry but most importantly, really fucking good.

To be frank the band’s very NSFW video is what finally gave me some bode of confidence in representing this bands first review. I saw, physically, that they were not a shock and awe band just to shock and awe, but actually had a vision to their creepiness. The lot of them naked writhing in mud staring blankly into the camera, something leeched onto my bones upon watching their video. This isn’t your average metalcore band, and as the thought crept in I started to see their brand of core differ very well against their peers. This band represents the hardcore in metal probably more than any band before them.

Their grime is laced with intricate time changes and a superior front man. They play songs that drop the bass because that’s all this band can ever know. Between “The End”, which just riffs so ridiculously, and “Partisan” the band cement themselves as true contenders to the scene; The Project know how to use a bass and are less than afraid to use it and its with this mentality they score so easily. When this band isn’t riffing they’re probably too busy setting up one, check out “Empire" which uses its density to puff up the band larger than they are before ultimately showing you a ginormous package of riffs and dissonance - fun for the whole family!

Guillotine is a hefty pill to swallow, as it’s longer in spots that it shouldn’t be, and shorter where it should grow but its punch is so hard it makes you forget things like that. The Psyke Project understand that repitition can be a useful tool as they cleverly play the same riff throughout the entirety of “Ghost Fight” but elevate it so that its climax is worthy of the build. What I’m really trying to say is this song is so fucking heavy without saying this is so fucking heavy. And yes, I only want to say that to set up the terrible transition towards how this band defy themselves with not-so-heavy song “When Man Became God” – which will only attract viewers to repeatedly listen because of the fooling name; and, yes, while it is only a guitar instrumental it does fit the context of the album well enough, if it only lulls you out of safety for the complete barrage that follows, “Good For Nothing” (no relation to former title).

Here’s what we know: we know that God isn’t not real, and we’ve learned that a bass really does make a difference in a metalcore band *cough*metalcore*cough*. Essentially what The Psyke Project is able to further prove is that hardcore may make the genre more interesting than most initially thought. With metals heavy use of flair and with hardcore’s gang-chants no one ever thought the reason for a breakdown would be the reason to explore the riff. The Pyske Project is here to say… something, but again I don’t know.



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fromtheinside
December 24th 2013



17714 Comments


here's the vid i refer to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7DLL_OF4GA

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TheBarber
December 24th 2013



1694 Comments


Nice, album melts faces

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JS19
December 24th 2013



4164 Comments


yeah this rules

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Cygnatti
December 24th 2013



21349 Comments


hey I remember listening to this...but

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LilLioness
December 24th 2013



2496 Comments


I don't know about this review. I can see what you were going for and there is definitely enough of your personality present, but the review is a bit awkward.

ShitsofRain
December 24th 2013



5594 Comments


it goes it goes it goes

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JS19
December 24th 2013



4164 Comments


I see what you did there ha

fromtheinside
December 24th 2013



17714 Comments


i mean this album is heavy

i don't know how many paragraphs to write about that tho

demigod!
December 24th 2013



43888 Comments


gonna jam this HARD

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JS19
December 24th 2013



4164 Comments


Ctrl F heavy

slidenslip
December 24th 2013



1016 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ctrl f entry level

CK
December 24th 2013



4884 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Finally... a review :D

CK
December 24th 2013



4884 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Encyclopedia Metallum won't take them because they are more more core than metal, even though that hasn't been true for two albums now. Way more sludge than core

fromtheinside
December 25th 2013



17714 Comments


yeah but metalcore is just the easiest to go with i'm not calling this metalsludgecore

wacknizzle
December 26th 2013



12625 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

So awesome, thank you. Album rules, check Daikini too!

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scissorlocked
December 26th 2013



3508 Comments


band is great

pos

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wacknizzle
December 26th 2013



12625 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

This shit beats up mountains

fromtheinside
February 11th 2014



17714 Comments


“Good For Nothing” (no relation to former title).

omg, i wrote that?

no memory

wacknizzle
March 30th 2014



12625 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Partisan is so damn good, never gets old. More people need to check this band out

spookynewghostfriend
March 30th 2014



3297 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ctrl f spooky



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