Head Wound City
Head Wound City


4.0
excellent

Review

by IsItLuck? EMERITUS
February 19th, 2007 | 23 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A thrash album that has all the ingredients, talent-wise, to produce a stellar release. They combine the ideas and skills of The Blood Brothers, The Locust, and Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs in their initial self-titled EP.

Everyday there are people who dream of a coalition of their favorite musicians in one band. Some may have found their dream group with The Sound of Animals Fighting that consists of members from: Rx Bandits, Chiodos, Circa Survive, and Finch. On the other hand, some may look to Deltron 3030 as their super group of hip-hop artists. Well, if you are into thrash and a fan of The Blood Brothers, The Locust, and the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs you may have found your band in Head Wound City.

The five combine the elements of the Locust and early Blood Brothers to create a crafty display of thrash music. While there are little resemblances of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Nick Zinner brings a different helping to the record with spastic guitar work. In fact, this record was recorded in a week’s time that could produce interesting results. However, it does run under ten minutes, which may have lead to the short writing and recording time. One week is all they needed to create a lightning fast explosion of intricate instrumentation.

I've got these radical friends broken lips, rainbow violence pink clouds on a razor mountain, we're running through a city of head wounds,h olding hands night frowns in the city of head wounds, so take my head yeah? yeah! load up your love radical friends! they're my pink clouds on a razor mountain top.

Head Wound City is different from some dysfunctional bands. They have a strong bond between band members. When the nucleus is strong, it makes writing easier because you can build off similar ideas. “Radical Friends,” is the title of the opening track that sums up the relationship between band-mates and what to expect throughout the record. They have always wanted to do a project together but only recently had the opportunity to create such a project. It begins with feedback; the most irritating noise in the world unless your ear is trained to withstand it. I’ve got these radical friends! embraces the initial musical start of “Radical Friends.” It continues with quirky guitar and bass work along with pummeling drums leads the anthem of their band into the rest of the EP.

So you've aced the prick class: moustache for extra credit. dumbing up to the privileged. Pretty sweet. You pleased your parents. The punch lines perfect; It never grows old: the lack that only grows in lives you'll never know. C'mon laugh till you choke! Fuck!

The witty lyrics of resentment stated above add to the brilliant thrash gem “Prick Class.” This song is easily the most accessible song on the album, which is a rare commodity among the genre. It begins with what sounds like a non-electronic Locust song quickly turns into their unique sound with slow riffs of hardcore elegance. Feedback enters and the song comes to a tranquil halt. It slowly begins to chug upwards until the final lyrics are sung and then it ceases.

We spent the night locked in the thrash zoo! we spent the night locked in. The thrash zoo! elegant hands knit delicate plans, pissing nonsense again. Dicks keep on coming: mouths keep on going, crank up the bullshit to ten. Keep gnawing

Gross. “Thrash Zoo” is exactly what I expected; a medley of chaos that churns and twists in a sick aurora of, well, thrash bliss. “Thrash Zoo” left me wanting more from this Head Wound City. The rest of the EP is filled with all of the above characteristics and this can leave you with a feeling of “what just happened?” I'm not sure, but I am sure not to forget what it sounded like.

Every time I think about this album, it occurs to me it took one week. Just one week for five guys to come up with a brilliant debut EP. Yes other bands have tried similar feats with a longer time span but did they play together before? So you've aced thrash class: Head Wound City for extra credit.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
IsItLuck?
Emeritus
February 19th 2007


4949 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've never used the word thrash so much in my life. comments please.This Message Edited On 02.19.07

trustxdialect
February 20th 2007


1502 Comments


A more satisfying conclusion would be nice.

and the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs; you may have found your band


No semi-colon.

But good review nonetheless.

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
February 20th 2007


4949 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Tell you the truth, when I wrote it I felt that the conclusion wasn't that great. I added a different way to end it. thanks though.

CheckersOnMyShoesYo
February 20th 2007


215 Comments


I really enjoy Head Wound City.

And thrash is just a fun word to say. It rolls right off the tongue.

Great review.

Charlie Manson
February 20th 2007


12 Comments


Cool album indeed. One of the few in this genre that aren't garbage.

spoon_of_grimbo
February 20th 2007


2241 Comments


iv got nothing against short songs, but if they're going to be that short that they fit 7 in 10mins, then they could at least put a few more on there.

Confessed2005
February 20th 2007


5035 Comments


Never heard of this band but they sound pretty cool.

Digging: Norma Jean - All Hail

AlienEater
February 20th 2007


716 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like this band a fair amount

laserlife42
February 21st 2007


23 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this band is great. One of the better side projects to come out of Three One G records.

FR33L0RD
March 30th 2007


1474 Comments


Interesting

I will get my hand on this one

joshuatree
Emeritus
April 6th 2008


3741 Comments


I really want this group to make a LP.

brandtweathers
April 6th 2008


2006 Comments


^keep your ears open for 'past lives' bc most of the members in hwc are in it.
this is one of the better blood brothers side projects. never liked neon blonde.

widowslaugh123
April 19th 2009


1634 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

actually only one member from head wound city is in past lives, which is jordan.

GBJ
July 22nd 2009


501 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Albums like this is why thrash>>>>>thrash metal

Mordecai.
November 2nd 2009


8391 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Are these guys still together? And will they ever release a full length?

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
November 2nd 2009


4949 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is just another one of Justin Pearson's alter-egos. I doubt they will ever collaborate again. It seems that The Locust is his only long-term band as his other projects tend to have a short lifespan

Mordecai.
November 2nd 2009


8391 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That sucks, i really wanted to hear a full length from these guys.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
September 13th 2012


57023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not thrash at all lol

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foxblood
December 1st 2012


10162 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thrash lol what

Supercoolguy64
June 7th 2015


9093 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

weird band. surprised they're touring atm, seemed like the kind of project done for shits and giggles more than anything else



good band none the less

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