Car Bomb (band)

Car Bomb (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Car Bomb

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Origin = Long Island, New York, United States
Genre = Mathcore
Years_active = 2000-present
Label = Relapse
Associated_acts = Neck
URL = []
Current_members = Michael Dafferner
Elliot Hoffman
Greg Kubacki
Jon Modell
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Car Bomb is a progressive metal group from Long Island, NY that was initially formed in 2000. Their debut album, "Centralia", was released through Relapse Records on February 6, 2007. The band recently released a limited edition split 7" with Burnt By The Sun on Relapse.


Car Bomb first came to be around the year 2000, when Greg Kubacki and Michael Dafferner of the band Neck shared a rehearsal space under a Rockville Center, New York butcher with Elliot Hoffman and Jon Modell of the band Spooge. Over time, the bands became great friends and frequently visited each other's practices. In 2002, Modell, unsatisfied with the music his band was making, recruited Kubacki and Dafferner to form what a side project called Car Bomb. In 2004, Car Bomb began recording. Their first full length album "Centralia" was released on February 6, 2007 via Relapse Records. The album was well received by critics and fans alike.Fact|date=July 2007

The band's first full length release was named after the doomed town of Centralia in Pennsylvania which was abandoned during an underground mine fire. [ [ Website covering the history of Centralia, PA.] ] The track Cielo Drive was named after the road on which the infamous Manson Family residence was situated (10050 Cielo Drive), and HN51 is the medical abbrieviation for the recent outbreak strain of Bird Flu.


Car Bomb's style is marked by a highly experimental and extremely aggressive approach to metal. The music and riffs follow a very discordant style; chords and scales are not of the conventional variety, and have an almost random playing feel (as demonstrated in 'Hypnotic Worm'). The band cite their style is influenced by Meshuggah, Dillinger Escape Plan, Autechre, Coalesce, The Locust, Naked City, Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Frank Zappa, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Vinnie Colaiuta, Allan Holdsworth, "and anything Dave Witte has played on". [ [ Car Bomb Myspace page] ]

:"Whether chopping a riff into pieces, reversing it, cutting it short, or messing with the tempo, Car Bomb’s unique style of progressive metal is the product of dissecting ideas and beating them to death. The result is equivalent to a jet engine propelling gravel into your skull. Car Bomb combines the polyrhythmic and mathematical madness of Meshuggah and Dillinger Escape Plan with the rage and energetic fury of Coalesce and Converge. Though their songs are musically challenging, Car Bomb refuses to dilute their ruthless execution. Their intent is to assault the listener in any and every way possible - compositionally, sonically, and lyrically." [ [ Car Bomb Official Biography] ]

Guitarist Greg Kubacki's playing style uses a lot of descending pick scrapes, artificial harmonics, and ascending Digitech Whammy pedal sweeps. These techniques are best demonstrated in 'Gum Under The Table'.


* "2004 Three Song Sampler" (2005)
* "Centralia" (2007), Relapse
* "Burnt by the Sun/Car Bomb Split 7" (2007), Relapse


Infobox Album
Name = Centralia
Type = studio
Artist = Car Bomb

Released = Start date|2007|2|6
Recorded = 2006
Genre = Mathcore
Length = 31:54
Label = Relapse
Producer = ???
Reviews = * Rating|3|5 [ link]
*The Metal Observer (5/10) [ link]
*Maelstrom (9/10) [ link]
*Soundcult (favorable) [ link]
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Track listing

# "Pieces of You" – 2:58
# "Gum Under the Table" – 3:27
# "Rid" – 0:27
# "Cellophane Stiletto" – 2:53
# "Best Intentions" – 4:26
# "M^6" – 2:15
# "His Eyes" – 4:18
# "Hypnotic Worm" – 3:19
# "Cielo Drive" – 2:27
# "Solid Grey" – 2:12
# "H5N1" – 3:14


* Michael Dafferner – vocals
* Greg Kubacki – guitar
* Jon Modell – bass
* Elliot Hoffman – drums

External links

* [] -- Car Bomb Official Band Site


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