Semifreak claims to be called "Pink Tool" by its fans, a supposed hybrid of Pink Floyd and Tool, but such a crossbred creature never lumbers into the forefront of Fix. Lacking the latter's angry nihilism and the hallucinogenic vibes of the former, the fourteen tracks stand separate from any clear-cut imitation, assembling instead a multitude of stimuli into a sum worthy of its parts. "Stacked 5ths" holds remnants of Metallica; "Copyright" contains subliminal background whispers and didgeridoo; the controlled bass flairs in "Empty" evoke the Red Hot Chili Peppers; and the funk stylings of "Reality" benefit from Hazel Miller's guest vocals. Pulcino's forthright vocals never reach the fiery aggression of Maynard Keener's, the melodies reflective but far from transcendental -- and the superhero comic artwork of the insert defies any "Pink Tool" expectations. 8 O'Clock Fix offers more sturdy indie-rock stylings than copycat mutations; and while it's not revolutionary, it might leave you comfortably numb.