Frenzy marks the debut album from this energetic NY based four piece that comes with a self-assured swagger and punk attitude of a band that know exactly the direction they are heading and have the songwriting and musical ability to back up their aspirations. Suicide City have spent time on the road with, amongst others, GWAR, Mindless Selfless Indulgence, Danzig, and Life of Agony and this has manifested into a variety of influences that spans punk, hardcore, techno and direct metal.
Vocalist Karl Bernholtz has a signature delivery and presence that helps tie the whole thing together as the band rail incessantly in the background predominantly at a breakneck pace ("Cutter", "Sex and Dying") but also with occasional interjections of understatement ("Undone"). Thirty second instrumental "The Only Song Not About Sex And Dying" gives a fair indication as to what you can expect to find in the subject matter of the lyrics elsewhere and there is a goth-horror imagery to the likes of "The Best Way", "Burn" and "Lost Years".
Fifteen tracks across fifty minutes is arguably ten minutes overlong and the verse-chorus-bridge-chorus has an air of over familiarity but there is still much here that will appeal to the modern punk audience.
01. First Cut
03. Sex And Dying
04. The Only Track Not About Sex And Dying
05. The Best Way
06. Painted Horse
07. Chemical Fight
10. Spanish Fly
11. She Waits
12. She Waits In A European Nightclub
13. Start The Show
14. Not My Year
15. lost Years