Psyopus - Ideas Of Reference review


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Band: Psyopus
Album: Ideas Of Reference
Release date: March 2004

01. Mork And Mindy (Daydream Lover)
02. The White Light
03. Death, I...
04. The Long Road To The 4th Demension
05. Mannequin
06. Mirror Rim
07. Imogen's Puzzle
08. Anomoly
09. Bones To Dust

First of all, I want to say I'm a big fan of Technical Metal and I often like well done albums; now, a guy recommended me to pick Psyopus, he promised it was one of the best albums ever to appear in the metal scene; I was all excited and immediately went to the store an bought this piece. I never regret of things I do because thanks to every single one of those things I am what I am today you see? But this album almost made me regret of my actions, I did spit on it you know?

So, the album is fairly technical and it has one of the most incredible songs I've heard ever called "The White Light", but that's it, that song is the only highlight this album has, so download that second track and you'll be fixed up totally (the riff is very catchy and to be honest, it's mind-boggling). The entire album is just a numbing repetition of riffs and chord progressions, you won't get more stuff let me warn you, besides the fact that after some minutes you'll be begging for those high-pitched riffs to stop and you'll even try to skip those unsophisticated intros, I mean just hear the intro in "Death, I" it's really simple, yes I agree it sounds good but it's more simple than cooking scrambled eggs; and that structure is followed by every single track in the entire album, naive melodies in disguise.

I like the drumming a little bit though, but as a whole Psyopus does not bring anything new to the table, we've heard many bands doing this kind of things and even better (Behold…The Arctopus, Quo Vadis, Hella, Martyr, Pan.Thy.Monium, etc.) so if you are a fan of those bands I recommend you to skip Psyopus, not only because it's more o less the same thing but also because it's the bastard son gone bad. Now, I have to say something else, if you are a fan of stuff like "The Red Chord" or "The Dillinger Escape Plan" and all those rip-offs out there, well this album will suit nicely in your pile of CD's.

Written by Herzebeth | 17.01.2006


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