By: Adam Van Thiel
Album – Octagone WIld
Release Date- May 8, 2015
Order From- https://tapoutband.bandcamp.com/
Thunder Bay hardcore heavyweights, Tapout are back and this time they’ve come out swinging with their new album Octagon Wild. The album tells the dark and often violent vigilante life of an out of luck MMA Fighter, serendipitously named “Hit Machine”. But you’ll have to listen to the record yourself to find out how the story progresses.
The album plays like a spin kick to the mouth. Thrashy riffage and hard punchy drums give the album an immediate punk rock feel, oddly reminiscent of the casualties if they all had a serious steroid addiction. The vocals are harsh and violent, playing in perfect paradoxical opposition to the often satirical and violent lyrical themes.
Recorded at Dining Room Studios, with jack-of-all-trades, Dave Angell. Tapout has seriously ramped up not only their intensity, but also the aggression and it comes as no surprise that the UFC has agreed to license music from the band in the past. Play this album and I guarantee a mosh pit!!!
Adam van Thiel was claimed by music journalism almost accidentally. He was invited to join the editoral staff at an online zine as a school project while studying Music Business. He is currently enrolled in Berklee School of Music Majoring in Music Business. He has been involved in the Canadian music scene for over 10 years. Adam has had the opportunity to conduct interviews with metal bands all over the world and spoken with some of the biggest name in Extreme music like Behemoth. In his free time Adam fronts a one-man black metal project releasing later this year, runs PoisonWood Music Group and presides over his very own record label.