Psychostick – Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D: Album Review

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Flatulence, clingy girlfriends, taco’s and hating stuff – I’m no scientist, but I am pretty sure that can all only mean one thing: Psychostick have a new album and it’s called “Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D”. Fifteen tracks of completely pointless humour core, don’t expect to find any metaphors or meaning on this album.

Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D is Psychostick’s third full-length album release and I am actually genuinely surprised a band that writes songs about beer, vomiting, sandwiches and other completely random topics has been around since 2000 and is still going strong. They’re still relatively unknown which is a shame because even though they write humorous songs, they still have more talent than most bands on the radio today.

Having said all of that, you’re probably getting the impression that I don’t like this album nor the band, in-fact I love Psychostick and this album. It’s rather refreshing to hear a band that can write decent metal songs based on ridiculous song topics, they might not take the lyrics seriously, but they take the instrumental component of their music very seriously and Psychostick are pretty good musicians.

To me Psychostick are the Weird Al of metal, they actually write pretty funny songs, Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D is no exception, it’s probably their most creatively humorous album to date. I found myself laughing more than I did with this album than I did from their previous release “Sandwich”, which was still funny but not nearly as funny as Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D.

The track “Sadface 🙁” is probably one of my favourite tracks on the album, complete with a guitar riff taken from the Marilyn Manson song “Beautiful People“. The line “Sad face emoticon I’m rebooting my social and you don’t belong” is both hilarious and catchy.

Strangely enough Psychostick in certain parts on certain songs remind me of a band called The Aquabats. The song “It’s Just A Movie, Stupid” sounds like it was both written and recorded by The Aquabats, the guitar parts have that feel to them and well the cleans of Rob “Rawrb” Kersey sound like Aquabat vocals. Okay I’ll shut up about the vocal comparisons now.

The song “Hate Times 8” reminds of a song from their album Sandwich called “Minimum Rage”, the beginning lyrics are hilarious. “I hate you. Well I hate your hate for me. I hate the way he said that he hates your hate. Your hate can go fuck itself.” – it literally had me laughing uncontrollably the first few times I listened to it.

Numbers (I Can Only Count to Four)” is a pretty hilarious jab at Drowning Pool’s “Bodies“. The final track “Duh, Of Course We Did Outtakes!” is 8 minutes of song out-takes from the recording process which are pretty hilarious.

All in all, if you’re looking for a metal album that is guaranteed to make you laugh, get this. If you haven’t listened to much Psychostick before, I would get their older material so you know what you’re getting yourself into first. I personally enjoyed this album, Psychostick are great to play at parties, shindigs and gatherings.