Old Wounds/Trenchfoot Split

Old Wounds/Trenchfoot Split
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A split between Old Wounds and Trenchfoot is appropriate — even from a name standpoint. Trench foot is predominantly an older ailment, suffered most notably during World War I, as well as other conflicts. The condition results in the decay of feet due to their constant immersion in filthy water. Musically, the effects of the bands are the opposite of that debilitating condition, with both going straight for your Achilles tendon to take you down, rather than waiting for the water to do its work. Metallic hardcore is the weapon of choice, with subtle discrepancies separating the assaults. Old Wounds' two tracks sound like a super-group featuring members of Disembodied and Deadguy covering Converge. Meanwhile, Trenchfoot's four, admittedly shorter, songs ratchet up the crusty side, à la His Hero Is Gone or Tragedy, resulting in a dark sound that would make Cursed proud. Although the differing production proves a bit distracting, the end result is the same: you're knocked off your feet. (Melotov)