OCTOPOUPLE: 10,000: LP

This album has me beat, folks. On paper, it is technically describable: post-hardcore-coded freakouts with a variety of tension-relieving instrumental breaks. The vocals seem to be contributed by a wide variety of musicians, even having one track sample the non-words of current White House resident Donald Trump. My positive vibes for this record come from the experimentation and refusal of settling for one sound. This is an odd duck, but I’m curious to see how they continue pushing the boundaries of their genre. –Bryan Static (5FeetUnder / Punti Scena / Crusatombe / Rejuvenation / Gabu / Ribea)