Octane Blue – Octaphonic

Octane Blue
1997 (no label)
Luray, Virginia, USA

Dan – bass
Brent – Guitars, Vox
Sonny – Guitars, Vox, Synth
Josh – Drums

  1. Polarois
  2. Where Dreams Meet Concrete
  3. Annie Phetamene
  4. Octaphonic Tracers
  5. Two Seventeen A.M.
  6. Dedicated Logistics
  7. The Dawn Treader

This is a cheap purchase I made from Ryan out of Oklahoma (who I highly recommend as a seller because he always comes through solidly). He didn’t know what it was. I did some research and thought they were an offshoot of Slamcat because there currently is a cover band called Octane Blue that features Janna from Slamcat. Not sure where exactly this band is from, but they recorded in Luray, VA. Also, no Janna, and it sounds nothing like anything she has done. This is emo that leans toward screamo occasionally, but also heavy alternative at others. They also list some other bands in the thank you section (Junksick Morning, Substance, and Electric Sheep) that I need to look into. Nothing about this online now – they list an old Tripod website (http://members.tripod.com/octaneblue/), but it was excluded from the Wayback machine! Stop doing that people! Good quality recording and music, just a bit disjointed at times. It sounds more like a band trying to find their sound rather than mixing different ones, which is not a bad thing. It’s actually why I like tape demos so much. I would rather hear a band trying out several styles rather than copying one to death over and over again.

Missing Information: Last names of band members.