PSYOPUS stands for insanity made sound, for a musical brain-fry, for the implosion of the center of human perception. They are the perfect example of how, even in 2009, the barriers of extreme music can still be shifted and expanded. Their third album “Odd Senses” goes to show how ears that think they have heard it all will react in surprise, only to explode in fervor after experiencing this 1+ hour ode to technical extremity. Who the f**k are Dillinger Escape Plan? PSYOPUS are the new grand masters of tech metal, who tread the fine line between unorganized chaos and their own technical possibilities with the confidence of a sleepwalker. “Odd Senses” consistently continues the mission started on their first two albums “Ideas Of Reference” (2004) and “Our Puzzling Encounters Considered” (2007) with a revamped line-up. Guitarist Chris Arp's insane abilities perfectly match the academic training of bassist Michael Horn (jazz and classical bass at Shenandoah University) and drummer Jason Bauers (percussion at the University of Buffalo), setting the foundation for new frontman Bria Woodruff (ex-As this Body, I Exist). Recorded at Watchmen Studios with producer Doug White at the controls, “Odd Senses” smashes the boundaries of our musical understanding and will be a future reference point for tech metal, establishing its creators as undisputed kings of this style. The melding of genres and subgenres, from jazz to metal and beyond, will garner the admiration of music lovers and metallers everywhere. Insanely insane! Insanely good!