Personnel: Jennifer Manganiello, Brian Woodruff, Brian Woodruff (vocals); Christopher Arpmandudei (guitar); Adam McOwen (violin); Jason Bauers (marimba, percussion); Mike Horn (bass guitar).
Recording information: Watchmen Studios, Lockport, NY (07/21/2008-08/16/2008).
Illustrator: Craig Schriber.
Rochester, New York's Psyopus play "technical metal," meaning that every time signature shift, drum fill, and guitar note is planned and timed down to the second. Which also means ODD SENSES is an impressive feat on both a metal and a mathematical level. On "Medusa," it's the precise, speed-of-light guitar theatrics by Christopher Arp that most impress; they're so exactly honed that they sound almost electronic. On tracks like "Duct Tape Smile," drummer Jason Bauers exercises his own kind of brutal efficiency. This might sound clinical, but it's all balanced by Brian Woodruff's furious, impassioned screaming.
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.54) - "[With] popping basslines and dizzying virtuosos guitar dissonance. So if you like your tech-metal irritating, sour, exhilarating and raging in equal measure, ODD SENSES may well be your cup of tea."