Odd Senses

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Odd Senses
Oddsensescoverart.jpg
Studio album by Psyopus
Released February 17, 2009
Recorded July 21, 2008 - August 16, 2008
Watchmen Studios
Genre Mathcore, avant-garde metal
Length 41:27
Label Metal Blade
Psyopus chronology
Our Puzzling Encounters Considered
(2007)Our Puzzling Encounters Considered2007
Odd Senses
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Daily Dischord 3.5/5 stars[2]
Thrash Hits 5/6 stars[3]

Odd Senses is the third album by Psyopus, released on February 17, 2009 via Metal Blade Records.[4] The album was recorded and engineered at Watchmen Studios in Lockport, New York between July 20 and August 16, 2008.

Track listing[edit]

All music by Psyopus and all lyrics by Christopher Arp.

  1. ".44" - 0:53
  2. "Medusa" - 3:30
  3. "The Burning Halo" - 3:59
  4. "Duct Tape Smile" - 3:33
  5. "X and Y" - 3:42
  6. "Boogeyman" - 5:34
  7. "Imogen's Puzzle Part 3" - 1:59
  8. "Choker Chain" - 2:49
  9. "Ms Shyflower" - 6:13
  10. "A Murder to Child" - 9:15
  11. "Untitled" - 20:34

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

  • Brian Woodruff - vocals
  • Christopher 'Arpmandude' Arp - guitars
  • Michael Horn - Bass
  • Jason Bauers - Percussion, marimba

Other[edit]

  • Doug White - Engineer
  • Craig Schriber - Illustrations and design
  • Justina Villnueva - Photography
  • Jennifer Manganiello - Guest vocals on "X and Y" and "Ms Shyflower"
  • Adam McOwen - Violin on "A Murder to Child"
  • Matt Colbert - Classical guitar on "A Murder to Child"
  • Owen Tomaszewski - Cello on "A Murder to Child"

Musical themes[edit]

In an interview with MetalSucks.net, Arpmandude elaborated on some of the lyrical themes present on the album saying that many of the songs are not "about being pissed off at women."[5] "Medusa" describes the difficulty of getting over someone when you have to see them all the time. ".44" refers to Son of Sam while "Duct Tape Smile" describes the set of a snuff film. "The Burning Halo" touches on exorcism, "X and Y" describes a sex change and "Ms Shyflower" is about being buried alive.[5]

Trivia[edit]

  • Imogen's Puzzle Part 3 was composed in reverse to be played along with Imogen's Puzzle Part 1.
  • Since March 23, the song "Duct Tape Smile" became available on Tap Tap Revenge 3. It is available free from the Metal Blade TTR Channel. It is notable as being one of the hardest songs to be featured in the game, due to its use of irregularly placed speed-taps.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Daily Dischord review
  3. ^ Thrash Hits review
  4. ^ "Psyopus - Odd Senses". MetalBlade.com. MetalSucks. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  5. ^ a b Neilstein, Vince (May 7, 2009). "Exclusive Interview with Chris Arp of Psyopus". MetalSucks.net. MetalSucks. Retrieved 2009-12-12.