Monday, October 15, 2012

"Psycho Suicide"

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Psycho Suicide - A Small Deadly Space

A Small Deadly Space
(Epic, 1995)

Fight started out as a side-project for not-yet-openly-gay Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford. Unfortunately, confusion over his intentions led to internal strife in the Priest camp, and not long after he was officially no longer part of the band he helped rise to superstardom.

The first Fight album, War of Words, has never really appealed to me, and I've given it more than one chance. Their second album, however, A Small Deadly Space, is a raging monster of a release, and I've loved it since the first time I heard it. There was a hidden song following two minutes of silence after what the cover claims is the final song, and that stealth track is today's jukebox selection.

After this album, Epic dropped Fight, and they subsequently split up. Halford started a new not-metal band, Two (featured here a couple of years ago), and came out of closet. The former was met with much derision (not from me; I liked them) whereas the latter surprised few in the small-but-not-nonexistent gay metalhead community and angered his more brain dead and bigoted fans. Two were followed by his return to metal with his eponymous band Halford, and a few years after that, Rob was back in the Priest for a killer new album, Angel of Retribution. We shall pretend its followup, Nostradamus, never existed. Yes?

1 biased opinion:

Biki said...

cool song. does the original sound so muddy?