Release Date: Sep 30, 2016
Record label: Suicidal
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Heavy Metal, Hardcore Punk, Punk Metal, American Underground, Skatepunk
Suicidal Tendencies went thirteen years between their two previous studio albums. It only took them three years to come raging back with World Gone Mad, and the results are similar. ST has been around for more than 30 years, with frontman â€˜Cycoâ€™ Mike Muir as the only constant. They are one of the key bands in the crossover scene, and have made a handful of classic LPâ€™s.
With a new guitarist and bassist, Jeff Pogan and Ra Diaz, plus sometime Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo on board, the 2016 version of Suicidal Tendencies is a largely untested beast, but seasoned Suicidals fans will know what to expect. As per the previous decade’s worth of latter-day albums, the basic formula is unchanged: it’s thrash metal drums and riffs, exceedingly funky slap bass, horse-whinny solos and shouted vocals. This time, see One Finger Salute, Happy Never After and the excellent opener Clap Like Ozzy for where Mike Muir and band are at after 35 years in the business.