REVENGE OF THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN: That Was Just a Noise 2004-2018: LP

Sep 17, 2018

After nearly a decade and a half, these U.K. thrashers are calling it a day. In honor of this momentous milestone they have offered up this retrospective of their oeuvre, featuring tracks from three albums, assorted singles, EPs, and splits, plus a few unreleased tunes as well. Only ran into them in the review bins on rare occasion, but their vaguely pop-inflected take on hardcore was notable and very well represented here. At turns, one can hear in their sound shades of late-’80s Bay Area punk as well as influences closer to home as they zip through one short, slicing-yet-catchy tune after the next. Sad to see ‘em go, but they definitely made their mark. –Jimmy Alvarado (TNS)