I have to admit that I have a special affinity to THE PSYKE PROJECT amongst all the excellent Danish bands. Their two records “Samara” and “Daikini” are brilliant and attentive “The Metal Observer” readers and genre fans should know them.
The four songs here belong to the demo from the year 2002 and they are as awesome as the mighty songs from their later studio works. “Millions And Millions Of Small Things Inside You” is pure stress right from the start and at the beginning, it even reminds of a cult band like PRIMUS. But the direction changes shortly and turns into a kind of Mathcore direction, reminding of bands like THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, INTO THE MOAT or ION DISSONANCE. In the middle of the song, the tempo slows down and offers an enormous groove. “Envy” is doubtlessly comparable with a band like VOIVOD and it again shows the musical prowess of them.
Of course, THE PSYKE PROJECT are not an easy listening band and that’s great and if you spend some time with this acoustic rollercoaster, you’ll be rewarded with the real strength of this band. Apart from the high aggression level, their biggest advantages are their technical skills and they are remarkable. “Gate” is then a song, which gets you nearly to a collapse and THE PSYKE PROJECT show off all their abilities. There is a plenty of crazy stuff, insane vocals and the most brutal material. The closing song is then “Just At The Moment”, which is of course as ingenious as the three songs before.
This is another devils ride through the extreme world in Metal and Hardcore, without any compromises and such dedicated as it would be the easiest task for them. With such music, THE PSYKE PROJECT will never be mega sellers but concerning all their inventiveness, they would deserve it without any doubt. I just have to say that THE PSYKE PROJECT just rule and that will surely go on for a while. (Online March 12, 2006)