Dec 2012 05

Davey Suicide - Put Our Trust in SuicideDavey Suicide
Category: Industrial / Rock
Album: Put Our Trust in Suicide
Stars: 2.5
Blurb: Raucous and anthemic, the Los Angeles quintet submerges the substance in a visceral style that makes for a tepidly enjoyable brand of industrial metal.


As far as the world of music is concerned, Los Angeles has lived up to its name as the city has spawned some of modern music’s most raucously decadent and glamorously deviant bands and artists; to quote Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, “Angels to some, demons to others.” Joining in the ranks is Davey Suicide, presenting an electrified brand of rock & roll abandon that is as viscerally trashy as it is deceptively substantive, drawing on the shock rock predilections of predecessors like Marilyn Manson, Dope, Deadstar Assembly, and even Alice Cooper. With Put Our Trust in Suicide, the quintet presents a scathing brand of industrialized rock that, while energetic and punchy, unfortunately lacks a sense of defined identity to differentiate itself from others of its ilk. Already making waves is the first track, “Generation Fuck Star,” in which Suicide and his cohorts provide an anthem for the disaffected and disenfranchised of the post-internet era, with such mantras as “revenge shall have its day / the lost have found their way,” speaking to the current generation’s ability to take control of their world and achieve in the face of adversity. Sounds good, right? Well, the track is certainly enjoyable and rocks with all the force and attitude of a battering ram; a darker take on themes akin to Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” if you will. But for all of its bravado, the band’s sound bears so much similarity to others of its kind that it becomes almost a commentary of itself, focusing on the style over the substance despite the strength of the latter. The other tracks on the EP do little to stray from this, as “Kids of America 3” romps and marches proud like a rallying cry for the titular kids of America taking back “what is ours,” Suicide’s voice taking on a raspy scream reminiscent of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, shouting proudly “we’ll never ever be like you” and “don’t ever tell us what to do.” The remix of “Generation Fuck Star” slows the pace with the vocals taking on a rap-like quality amid crunchy electronics and thunderous percussion, making for a rather beastly track that ends the EP out rather nicely. As a concise helping of anthemic industrial metal, Davey Suicide’s Put Our Trust in Suicide is an acrid little morsel sure to sate fans of the genre and provide much enjoyment in its short runtime. Just don’t expect any real surprises; there aren’t any to be found here.
Track list:

  1. Generation Fuck Star
  2. Grab a Gun & Hide Your Morals
  3. Kids of America 3
  4. Generation Fuck Star (Remix)

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