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The Last Days Of The Good Times

   
       
       
       
     
             
Psython are a thrash metal band from the UK formed in 2014 releasing their debut album '...Outputs'  in 2016 and the follow up 'HATRED' in 2017. The bands third full length offering 'The Last Days Of The Good Times' was released in December 2018.    
             
A "python" attacking its prey, moves very quickly, exerting substantial force as it aggressively coils tightly around its victim, shutting off blood flow to vital organs such as the heart and brain, causing death by cardiac arrest.    
             
A "Psython" is very similar... it also moves quickly, has substantial force, and is highly aggressive, and if you say "listener" rather than "victim", the opposite end result happens...blood flow actually quickens, the heart beats faster and you feel very much alive... Psython are back with their third full length album in less than three years and are more aggressive than ever, displaying attitude and angst in abundance. You know the type of album that just gets better and better as it plays out, 'The Last Days Of The Good Times' is one such album, and as it neared its end I was praying that it wouldn't... and my prayers were answered with "press the replay button". Thank the Lord! Getting us underway is the effects laden intro 'Knack', chilling and haunting in equal measures, thundering to a climactic crescendo, giving way to the savage barrage of brutality that is 'Sozzard'. Howling harsh vocals greet the listener as 'Sozzard' flies by at break neck speed, causing heads to nod back and forth at an extremely high rate. A stunning opening salvo is quickly followed by the heavy foot stomper 'Crock O' Bile'. Heavier than a wrecking, with twice the devastation, 'Crock O' Bile' is aggressive and brash, with vocals that transcend the thrash, metalcore and hardcore genres. Heaviness is the order of the day as 'Semantic Psychopath' lurches forward, displaying a thrash metal sound heavily influenced by the iconic Bay Area sound. And from this moment forth, the album just gets better and better, harder and faster, with increasing levels of raw brutality. 'Inebriated' sets an already smoking album on fire with a scorching pace, blazing a trail of destruction as it hurtles along at break neck speed. Violent head banging is the only style of head banging appropriate for this one.    
             
'When The Lights Go Out' brings a touch of polish to the album, introducing a mild amount of the melodic to the brutal thrash metal roar, similar to the way that thrash metal icons Testament and Annihilator do. Psython have grown and matured in a very short space of time, yet are still as angry and aggressive as ever. The lightning pace of the second half of 'When The Lights Go Out' is one of the many highlights this album has to offer. With no space or time for a breather, the album races on with the high speed, high velocity 'DIY'. With the force of a hurricane, 'DIY' thunders on at pace, the vocals harsher than ever, and crikey oh mighty what a thrill this album has become... With even more of an in your face attitude, 'Thrice' is faster than a Japanese bullet train, and more devastating than a nuclear explosion in a confined space. 'Thrice' is harsh, brash and anger fuelled thrash metal of the most brutal nature. A brutal nature that just gets more brutal and more savage with 'Phallus Of The Goddess' ripping the airways to shreds as it forcefully cuts and thrusts its way from the speakers to your ears. The pummelling that Psython are serving up is MMA and UFC together as one, and fair play to anyone still standing after the album ends. 'Throwaway' is a rampant rumble of energetic thrash, with a chant style chorus of (unsurprisingly) "throwaway", and believe me you will not throwaway this album! Just how much more brutal and aggressive can Psython get? Still a bit more is the savage answer that 'This Town' offers up. Screaming and screeching along at a pace Overkill would be proud of, 'This Town' is fast, aggressive, and harsh thrash metal at its very best. Bringing a cracking album to a close is one hell of a musical departure for the band. Clean vocals, no shredding guitars and sounding like the calm after the storm, 'The Last Days Of The Good Times' (the song) is mellow, mid tempo and atmospheric, planting one foot firmly in the hard rock genre as it stomps on by.    
             
Overall, a savage barrage of full tilt blistering thrash metal with harsh vocals and a brutality level higher than the merged forces of Slayer and Kreator.    
             
             
Review By Iron Mathew Collins    
             
Review is also featured at Metal Gods TV    
             
             
Other reviews:    
             

           
           
...Outputs      
           
"high velocity, high intensity punk edged thrash metal, delivered at pace with aggression and an in your face attitude" Read Review      
     
     
     
           
             
             

           
           
HATRED      
           
"aggressive and angry, ferocious and frenetic, Psython deliver a blistering and breath taking thrash metal assault" Read Review      
     
     
     
           
             
             

           
           
ReytMetal E.P.      
           
"an incredible and surprising departure from their thrash metal roots, Psython offer four NWOBHM covers that dazzle and delight" Read Review      
     
     
     
           
             
             
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