ROUND EYE: Monster Vision: CD

May 23, 2018

Round Eye’s songs are all over the map, to say the least. They refer to themselves as experimental freak punk, but the tracks aren’t that “out there” per se—mostly straight-forward timing with quirky vocals. Sometimes cowpunk, other times straight up rock’n’roll stompers. Their mid-tempo numbers seem to come off the best, to me at least. I presumed they’d be Canadian since it’s on Sudden Death, but apparently they’re from Shanghai. Could’ve fooled me. I left pleasantly surprised either way. –Steve Adamyk (Sudden Death,