Destruye La Ciudad Psicol?gica is the second album by these Argentinians. It's a powerful, modern sounding piece of work that hints to the glorious history that rock music has had in the past few decades. Yet, Lucuma gives the whole a progressive and technical touch by including almost atonal riffs and intense guitar solos. There are regular shifts in tempo, power and heaviness, making the album varied enough to remain entertaining.
'Mulciber' is my favourite track on the album, not because it's instrumental but because of the massive, noisy and overwhelming sound. The songs with vocals are in no way less interesting by the way. At first it seems a bit weird with the Spanish vocals but we're dealing with a very good singer here. 'Destruye La Ciudad Psicol?gica' is another one of my favourites because of the bizarre guitar play (and sound). It's quite amazing how this can sound so out of place and so perfectly into place at the exact same time.
The complex and highly technical songwriting shines through throughout the entire album. It seems like Lucuma are obsessed with contradictions. On one hand they want to be a progressive, almost experimental band and on the other hand they want to rock your socks off. Somehow, they succeed in doing both, making this a pretty interesting album. It's these contradictions that make a song like
'Nuevo Gris' stand out in the present day rock genre, that's for sure.
So, to conclude, Destruye La Ciudad Psicol?gica (which translates as Destroy The Psychological City and accompanied by the quote "...This "Babylon" that is inside the human mind, this "psychological city", inhabited by demons of anger, greed, lust, envy, pride, sloth and gluttony, should be destroyed...") is a heavy rock album with a high technical level and a dark atmosphere. It's perfect for experienced rockers of any age...