Violation Wound – Violation Wound

violation woundStraight up, raw and raucous punk featuring Chris Reifert (Autopsy) on guitar and vocals. Violation Wound strikes me as residing in the Minor Threat/Black Flag world of punk/hardcore, but with more of a simplistic/dirty feel of course. This band avoids any and all metal influences to keep their sound pure which was actually a nice surprise. Chris’ vocals sound completely different than his performances in either Abscess or Autopsy and his yelling delivery that curls up into a higher pitch screaming style fits this mold perfectly.

The music is 1-2-3-4, full force forward, 4/4 punk with the name of each song being the chorus. Other than this band fiercely clinging to the old punk aesthetic, the surprises on this album are few and far between. Sure the harmonica on Glue Trap was interesting. Guest appearances by Danny and Eric from Autopsy shouldn’t be a shock. If you’re a fan of this style, Violation Wound are a solid band that haven’t done anything to embarrass themselves here and can hold up just fine in this genre. I like punk, but typically reach for the classics when the mood strikes. This doesn’t bode well for Violation Wound, for the likelihood of repeated listens on this album outside of my initial interest in the Autopsy connection isn’t good even though there is an element of lighthearted fun connected with this project. -Marty
Vic Records

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~ by martyworm on March 26, 2014.

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