Released: 2000, Chatterbox Records
Welcome to the wonderful world of mediocrity! From the Land Down Under, Psi Kore is the epitome of a middling young band that could be on the cusp of something more. Or, they could just crap out and fall into oblivion. Unfortunately, with Psi Kore, I'm betting on the latter option. A bit harsh? Yeah, but Psi Kore doesn't play anything that we haven't heard before on countless other albums.
So, what does the band play you ask? Well, let me tell you. Basically, Psi Kore is a nu-metal band with some strong leanings into the heaviest sides of Pantera/Machine Head (that's Burning Red MH, not the old stuff). Yep, Psi Kore plays exactly the kind of stuff that we've heard for 10 years now, and got tired of about 6 years ago. As you would imagine, their music is full of downtuned guitars and macho-man lyrics about kicking ass and anger at various parts of society. Yawn.
I'd really like to delve deeper for a review here, but the band hasn't given me much to work with. Still, "Cut" has some cool black metal styled riffing going on underneath the cacophony, and "Revolve" has a pretty heavy groove to it. Maybe there is hope. But wait! "Revolve" is a cover of the Melvins song. Sigh. Well then, that leaves Psi Kore with exactly one cool and original idea over the course of a 6-song MCD. That's not a good average by any standard.