maybe was overly hyped for the release ... listened over the album once and nothing really stuck in my memory. rarely happen for any dt albums. octa no longer contains brain-numbing solos and complex music composition that we have seen and appreciated in so many dt albums. rahter, the whole album seems to put a lot of focus on labrie's vocal, which is, by all means, an art of itself. but jp, jm and jr's solos are gone. my first impression is that the song structures are rather similar to the ones in FII, short, simple, and going to main stream. if you're new to dt, you can be assured that dt can do much better music than this one.
but like all other dt productions, im willing to give it another listen