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SxTxH (Seven Steps To Hell) - Bright Darkness e.p. | Cyber Label

Beware music purists. This band, for the most part, has no resemblance to anything you may call Psychobilly. Bright Darkness, a four song e.p., is STH’s newest release on Japan’s Cyber Label. The first track is the title track coming at you as a full-on blast-billy, mosh-metal, wreck-defying masterpiece equipped with good Hardcore breakdowns to smash your room to. The second track is a memorable more melodic hardcore song called Murderously Desperate. I should also point out that the third track, Confused, did bring down the praise quite a bit while listening to this e.p., an instrumental downfall, but probably a good straight-forward instrumental gig opener. I give the last track its own genre, “Cyber-billy” by its annihilating very harsh Metal-Industrial type ringing of the ear. Its name is Mercy, Mercy and I’ll stand this one up to “late-model” Ministry or older Pigface, Murder Inc., any day. All in all, this is the strongest production to date for STH, very hard, very clean, and very loud. For the open minded psycho only!! ATTENTION! If you have bought an STH album and it rubbed you the wrong way, don’t sell it to your local record store, you know it will just sit in the used section forever. Keep it in circulation-give it to a “long-hair” and turn ‘em on to psycho. He may just get a hair cut one day. P.S. If there is a harder psycho thrash sound on the planet, let me know.