Our Puzzling Encounters Considered

Release date: February 26th 2007
Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Style: Technical Grindcore
Rating: 35/100
Artwork rating: 24/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: February 14th 2007

Second album from Psyopus and a very confusing one…Psyopus was formed in 2003 and their debut album is called “Ideas of Reference” and was released in 2004. Believe me this band’s music is NOT for every one… and even after numerous listens I’m still not quite sure what the f**k to think about it.

I have seen their music been described as a multi-layered form of Technical Mathcore/Grindcore Metal… and let’s just say that this must be the right description. At first listens I was more than confused. The music blasted out of my speakers and it was a true bombardment of cheap sounding drums, angry vocals, a billion riffs and “solos”.

Well… they actually sound like they know what they are doing but their music is still more than chaos. Their songs are not especially memorable and each song sounding more or less like the previous one to the point where the only indication that a new song has started is the silent pause in between tracks.

Okay… I DO remember the last track because it last for almost 28 minutes and starts with a lady speaking… and she repeats the word annoying for about 25 minutes or so… and that’s really ANNOYING!!!

“Our Puzzling Encounters Considered” is only for them who are into total chaos.