Combat Wounded Veteran - This Is Not An Erect, All-Red Neon Body (Cover Artwork)

Combat Wounded Veteran

Combat Wounded Veteran: This Is Not An Erect, All-Red Neon BodyThis Is Not An Erect, All-Red Neon Body (2005)
No Idea Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: Sally_FieldMeg
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Combat Wounded Veteran's This Is Not An Erect, All-Red Neon Body is simply a testament to the band's amazing ability to create intricate and amazing grind releases. Featuring 42 songs, comprised from out-of-print 7" records, compilations, splits, and even some "never-before-released" tracks, this al.
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Combat Wounded Veteran's This Is Not An Erect, All-Red Neon Body is simply a testament to the band's amazing ability to create intricate and amazing grind releases. Featuring 42 songs, comprised from out-of-print 7" records, compilations, splits, and even some "never-before-released" tracks, this album will hit you hard. But with its length only lasting 26 minutes, don't blink or you'll miss it.

Alright, let's be serious. Combat Wounded Veteran has a lot of credibility. They've released a split with Orchid, they've toured with both the Locust and Melt Banana, and their Steak Mtn. artwork is consistently amazing.

Riddled with fast tempos, sound clips, and undistinguishable lyrics (which is to be expected with grind, I suppose), This Is Not An Erect, All-Red Neon Body is sure to be a necessary addition to any grind lover's collection. The album's first track, "Eat More Blood Money" is a stand-out track with lyrics like "Could be a motto for our TV conversations. Playing a guest star opposite a billboard that has more social standards than you." When you have an album comprised of pretty much every song a band's recorded, it's hard to distinguish between favourites, although the both melodic and chaotic "Put Your Weight On It" does present itself as somewhat of a unique track. Or perhaps it's just a novelty since it doesn't begin with the sounds of amp feedback. This Is Not An Erect, All-Red Neon Body fully represents the band's six-year span of intense, powerful music.

As for Combat Wounded Veteran now, after disbanning, Chris (vocals, guitar) pursued his amazing talents in artwork, including album covers for Atom & His Package, Against Me!, and Orchid, while Dan (bass, vocals) fronts the Holy Mountain. Combat Wounded Veteran are slated to reunite for this coming October's "The Fest 4," and from there, it's a mystery as to where they're going. But you can bet wherever they're headed, they'll have a legion of fans behind them.

Eat More Blood Money
The Brown Tie Is A Clip-On [clip]


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Anonymous (November 15, 2005)

cwv is okay if you like lots of annoying noise. my problem is that they don't develop their stuff. they start with a good idea but then the song ends before they can say anymore. its missing the point of music. but whatever your into is cool i guess

KFClown (May 18, 2005)

For the people too stupid to realize it, I'll go ahead and explain it.

Grind=punk, not metal. Siege was a hardcore band, and they pretty muhc were the first grindcore band.

All you people that call grindcore an "extreme metal subgenre:"

Suck my dick.

Anonymous (May 17, 2005)

Chris, is an amazing artist. I Know a Girl Who Develops Crime Scene Photos had some fantastic artwork.

Anonymous (May 16, 2005)

They definitely aren't metal. They sound more like ultrafast hardcore. Is that grind? Who knows. I'd just call them more fastcore/powerviolence.


Jesse (May 16, 2005)

While the poster below me has proven themselves the definitive opinion former of this forum due to his or her flawless capitalization, grammar, and punctuation, I can't help but disagree with said stated opinion. There is obviously a strong grind influence to Combat Wounded Veteran.

Anonymous (May 16, 2005)

this reviewer is a jackass cwv is not a grind band, you are some new jack idiot who likes to shoot of terms they don't understand, grind=metal, cwv=not metal.

jesse (May 15, 2005)

Which is why I buy the vinyl and download the music for my iPod. Now THAT'S the way to go.

Anonymous (May 15, 2005)

Whoa. Do I smell elitism? I own probably 70 records, and a turntable, but the number of CD's I own outweighs that... Vinyl is just an inconvenience. Sure, sometimes it's needed for stuff that's only on 7 inch or LP, and that's the case most of the time with crucial bootlegs... But when it comes down to it, if you have a choice, why not the portable package? Is it somehow telling of how much I (don't) enjoy the music just because I'd rather be able to listen to it in a car AND in the comfort of my home?


Anonymous (May 15, 2005)

Vinyl is the storage unit for punk rock. No further comment is necessary. Double LPs are fucking stupid, but only because I could never stomach 30 minutes of the same band.

You can, by the way, fit a shit-ton of music on an LP. Zepplin had one record that was 70-some minutes long. That is at least 35 minutes per side. (Granted, the groove would be compressed as hell).


P.S. It kind of seems funny to me how everyone I've ever known that was "into punk" and never bought a record player seemed to drop out of the scene.

Anonymous (May 14, 2005)

Why else do you think I said it's neat? Retard. Regardless of sound quality, it's still dumb to produce vinyl, especially a double LP that can fit on a single.

And I didn't mean that a 26 minute record could fit on one side, just that it would be closer to fit that on one side than, you know... four. I didn't make that very clear.

Anonymous (May 14, 2005)

"Vinyl is stupid to produce, even if it is neat. "

Except for that whole 'sound quality' thing....

Anyway, is this record even close to "I Know a Girl who Develops crime scene photos"? That record fucking ruled.


Crookedsuperhero (May 14, 2005)

Just to expand, i find bands like this often have great lyrics, even though you can't hear them and i find it unlistenable anyway. Funny.....

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

A 26-minute one-sided LP? That would not work. If it could even be pressed, the sound quality would be basically fucked.

And Palatka is better than most bands.

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

Why did No Idea put this on double LP if it's 26 minutes long? Seems to me that they could've done a one-sided LP like the Palatka record. Kind of a waste if you ask me. Vinyl is stupid to produce, even if it is neat.

PS Palatka > Combat Wounded Veteran.

Nietzsche (May 13, 2005)

LieK OhMAwgAwd TEH Sc0r3 Is 4 teh Newbz0r c0mm3nt0rz.

No, but seriously, I love this band.

And which Orchid album did Chris design?

ElVaquero (May 13, 2005)

Great band.

stevejonestherealbones (May 13, 2005)

score is for you fuckers in the middle fucking up and not starting your post with "score is for" because there could have been a whole review with that whole lame ass start of comments. fuck you all to bed

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Crookedsuperhero (May 13, 2005)

Don't like the band, but i was still mowing over getting the LP box set. Too late anyhow...

Jesse (May 13, 2005)

I wasn't addressing you, Jeff.

inagreendase (May 13, 2005)

Furthermore, what's the point of making a clip of a song thats only 30 seconds long?

Ask Interpunk.

Benjasaurus (May 13, 2005)

Very generic review.

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

I'm pretty sure he did the new Against Me! 7", it has a Gingerbread man on it. Furthermore, what's the point of making a clip of a song thats only 30 seconds long?

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

What against me cd did that guy do?

tahoejeff (May 13, 2005)

I'm not bashing her review..her opinion is her opinion..I just dont get this band

Jesse (May 13, 2005)

This score is for the fact that you losers can't respect the fact that a reviewer has simply stated her opinion, and stated it very eloquently.

I mean, Jesus, I understand those of you who protest MY reviews, but what is there to complain about here?

It makes TOO much sense? It's written TOO professionally?

tahoejeff (May 13, 2005)

Score is for The Brown Tie is a Clip On. What the fuck? I'm usually pretty fair, but I dont know how this can even be considered music. Hey! Lets get some guy to make noises like he's having a seizure into the microphone while the rest of the band plays a riff that it sounds like they stole from Beavis and Butthead. I swear I have had farts that have better musical ability than this band. Yeah, sometimes I change the timing up in the middle of them. Sally, I've enjoyed your other reviews...but I just dont get what there is to praise here.

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

CWV will eviscerate you with pleasure. It is the sonic equivalent of fucking a whale and being covered in dork sperm. If you do not cream yourself then it's all over for you, you are obviously a deviant.

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

Score is for artwork of man knee deep in his his own intestines he's vomited up.

Skanknsmile (May 13, 2005)

score is for the author of the review commenting in the comment section.

Sally_Field (May 13, 2005)

Score is for the reader's hyperbolic comment because of my mention of the word "credibility" in 3/14 reviews.

Archangel (May 13, 2005)

Score is for the reviewer's inability to write a review without commenting on the band's "credibility". Shut up.

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