Talking about Elfen Lied's over the top "violence just to shock you" crap got me to thinking that Psycho-pass has a lot of that too. In texhnolyze, the brutality had a point and I never felt that it was there just for shock value. Psycho-pass is feeling like a snuff film, where the justification of the killing is perfunctory at best. They're trying to make a point through violence and I don't think that they're doing it correctly, as texhnolyze did.
I don't believe that I've seen such over the top brutality in an anime since Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne and that had a fair bit of torture pornness to it.