Flying the thrash banner high and proud come Norway’s own Psykopath. Their three track EP titled Primal Instinct marks their very first official release, and what a release it is. With only three tracks to its name, Primal Instinct packs a massive punch. This EP is a no holds barred thrash madhouse from beginning to end as it dishes out three finely tuned thrash tracks that are hell bent on twisting your neck. Psykopath don’t wait around to get you acquainted with their pure face melting sound as they storm out of the gates with intensity with Lethal Introspect. This track immediately hits you in the jaw, and then again and again for three and a half minutes making you feel as though you have already weathered a massive storm.
The remaining two tracks that follow Lethal Introspect are much the same. They are no holds barred thrash attacks that are pointed, furious and down right head caving. Through their three tracks, Psykopath doesn’t let up as they mash the proverbial pedal through the floor taking you on a neck snapping ride. Never are you gifted with a moment of reprieve as Psykopath roll from one track right to the next providing you with an overall suffocating thrash storm. Each of the three tracks that are present here are face shredding and skin melting offerings that get your head banging before you know it.
Each of the three tracks are tightly woven together tracks that present you with razor sharp riffs and ever blasting drumming only to be fronted by hellish screamed vocals. As a whole, Primal Instinct is an intense release, one that hits you fast, hard and repeatedly until you are left unconsious. Each track is a blitzkrieg of thrashing madness that hits you square between the eyes, never giving you a moments rest from the ever relentless assault. Overall, Primal Instinct is a great EP as it provides you with three very solid and very well executed tracks that are just as addicting as they are heavy and skull bursting. For their very first official release, Psykopath has knocked it out of the park.