Car Bomb - Centralia
Somewhere between the furthest of extremes and the next logical step, you'll find Car Bomb, a band in the making since the turn of the millennium. After spending ample amounts of time with Centralia, their debut release, two things are pleasantly clear:
-Car Bomb worship at the altar of Dillinger Escape Plan and Meshuggah.
-Car Bomb want to (and have) redefined the boundaries of extreme metal.
You could even call Centralia a progressive album, but don't expect Dream Theater-esque trite nonsense and masturbatory instrumentals. No, this album is a progression towards the edge of song. Consistently, this bunch of songs can be seen to represent that ideal, as each (even the 27-second "Rid") sound like 1,000 ideas forced to become one. And when I say forced, I mean Car Bomb stick a loaded weapon at metal's head and makes heavy demands. No need for slow introductions, "Pieces Of You" will have wax melting from your ears in the first 10 seconds. The technical sharpness of the riffs and drumming, and the spot-on vocal insanity (think Mike Patton as heard on DEP's "Irony Is A Dead Scene" meets Jacob Bannon meets an lb. of crank in a back alley) creates a swarming, swirling, sophisticated and undeniably shattering experience, front to back. Every song holds a universe of promise, delivered upon in full, existing as both extreme and progressive.
If you've read this, you've just agreed to experience Centralia. Easily one of the most high-impact releases of the year, and perhaps the last 5 or 10. If you think you've heard and know the heaviest shit around, prepare to be burned. And I'm talking incineration here, folks.
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on 2007-10-15 dscanland Said:
Car Bomb sounds wicked. I'm going to track Centralia down today. Thanks!