Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Exclusive
Join our live viewing party of the 'This Is Us' season premiere.

This is Us

Tonight at 9PM ET

Article

Psychotica

Posted on

Psychotica

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
American Recordings, Ventrue
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B

New York’s Psychotica admit that it’s their outrageous live-performance style that landed them at Lollapalooza. Yet their debut album, Psychotica, is similarly theatrical. Grounded in a hard Gothic crunch and enlivened by rap and industrial inflections, the songs don’t diverge much from the mascaraed glory days of Bauhaus. But flamboyant singer Pat Briggs and an ear-shattering bass track lend the cuts a spirited grandness, which is as entertaining on headphones as it is on stage. B

Comments