The album "Still Cyco After All These Years" is a re-release of their 1983, classic, self-titled, album. The new release has that old-school edge that the band had, but is updated for better quality.
ST are known for their speed-punk sound with some metal guitars thrown in there to give them the original sound that they are known for.
The album begins with the lead singer; Mike Muer, laughing like a psycho, and it goes into the first track "Suicide's An Alternative." The song is about life and how everyday experiences sometimes make you want to die. Next song is "Two-Side Politics." The song deals with hypocrisy of the government and religion "Kill a man in a war, get a medal, you are a hero. Protect yourself in everyday life; you're a minority, you go straight to jail." "Subliminal" is a song about the CIA putting massages into TV to control your mind. "I Shot The Devil" is about assassinating former president Ronald Reagan. "Institutionalized" is a song everyone has heard before. It's a song about a teenager who is misunderstood by his parents and it makes him pissed off. "I Saw Your Mommy" showcases the bands dark humor. It is about finding someone's mom all decapitated, and slashed up, they describe the murder in full detail, and make it sound funny. Don't play it in front of your mom is all I have to say. "I Want More" is a song about a persons' not happy where they are in life right now and he wants to make a change. Last but not least, is "Suicidal Failure" the title of the song should give you an idea of what it's all about. The song describes numerous attempts that a person takes to end his life, but can't get the balls to do it.
Even though this band has gone to a more metal approach now, they still kick ass. I was lucky enough to catch this band at Warped Tour 99 and they blew almost every band there away.
If they don't get your pulse up, then chances are you already committed suicide.
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