Combatwoundedveteran Duck Down For The Torso

With line-up changes and a fair amount of time elapsing since their last full-length, Duck Down For The Torso is unquestionably a different kind of Combatwoundedveteran. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the opener "Activate The Corpses," which flows with repetitive drums leading into a cycling riff reminiscent of noise rock greats Helmet doing Kyuss before breaking into awesome plodding and discordant heaviness that would make the mighty Unsane and Deadguy proud. Of the three remaining tracks of this four-song EP, only "The Very First Pterodactyl" shows any real signs of CMV's destructive power-violence/grind assault, but breaks into more straightforward and catchy riffs that sound huge, noisy and are laced with feedback. While "15 Minutes On A Forklift" is yet another departure that with its more "rock" feel recalls the spastic and creative noise of the National Acrobat. And the electronic noises of "Folded Space: Mapping Unexploded Ordinance" that break into a primitive noisescape driven by a peculiar narrative that sounds synthesised from a Speak and Spell is just bizarre. Unexpected? Sure. Shocking, yeah, and this will probably throw many for a loop they may not recover from, but Duck Down For The Torso takes CWV in a bold new direction, one they excel at. (No Idea)