Released: 2008, Xtreem Music
Reviewer: Luxi Lahtinen
WOAH....!! ´Extreme music for extreme people...´ as one famous slogan for one extreme metal label once went...
Psychobolia hails from France, and is fronted by a cute-looking chick named Caroline who bellows her guts out in this band. Can you believe it? Well, I guess you can because it´s not surprising nowadays that there are a bunch of death metal growlers in today´s metal scene that are women and enjoy doing this, and are pretty darn good and convincing at it, too.
FISTING YOU ALL (what a lovely album title!) is these French death metal mongers debut album, which contains some of the most deranged and hysteric death metal that has crossed my path for a very long time. The band members apparently enjoy getting their frustrations and steam out through their mercilessly ear-mangling, extremely fast-paced death metal, which I personally don´t have much to complain about. However, somehow secretly - deep in my mind, I´m glad their furious, ´face-lifting´ lasts only just a bit over a half hour as listening through all 12 tracks on this record, makes me want to change the record to some gospel music afterwards. Namely Psychobolia´s brutal and ripping death metal reaches the point of extremity in which my ears couldn´t possibly bear all that intense beating and adrenaline-bursts any more after reaching a critical 30-minute mark. The ears can stand bleeding for quite some time, but not forever if you know what I´m trying to say here.
There´s really not much else what could be said about this record. If you are a fan of such extreme metal acts as, let´s say, anything from Angel Corpse to Fallen Christ to Krisiun, I can clearly understand if you fall in love with Psychobolia´s stuff as well. Good ´n´ friendly extreme metal fun, FISTING YOU ALL is truly full of it, so by all means go and enjoy it if you are a sucker for this type of stuff.