LUICIDAL: Self-titled: CD

In case you couldn’t tell by the vato with the flipped-up bill stale-fish grabbing his bass guitar on the cover of this CD, this is in fact a band associated with Suicidal Tendencies and named by and after founding member Louichi Mayorga. Luicidal also features the participation of former ST alums Rocky George, R.J. Herrera, Grant Estes, Amery Smith, and special guest H.R. of the Bad—I mean—Soul Brains. Musically, it’s nothing earth shattering: straight forward punk and hardcore with glimpses of their ST roots and its various incarnations (thrash, metal, skate). Thank fucking god there are no traces to be heard of that horrific Infectious Grooves funk-metal style, which, come to think of it, might have something to do with the omission of Mike Muir’s presence on this disc. If I were to catch these guys opening up for someone, I might be inclined to tap my toe and nod my head in approval but that’s probably as far as my efforts would allow to see them perform live. Fun fact: I used to work with the nephew of one of Luicidal’s members. I often caught him sleeping on top of three strategically placed chairs in the break room and sometimes he’d regale me with stories about how he’d get blackout drunk at a bar and have no recollection of the fist fights he involved himself in. 

 –Juan Espinosa (DC Jam, dcjamrecords.com, luicidal.com)