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Studio album by Car Bomb
Released September 25, 2012 (2012-09-25)
Recorded 2012
Genre Mathcore
Length 49:56
Label Independent/Self-released
Car Bomb chronology

w^w^^w^w is the second studio album by the American band Car Bomb, published in 2012.[1] The album was first released online, reaching the #2 spot on Bandcamp.com's top sellers list during the first week of October 2012.[2]

In a statement at the time of the album's release, the band described their approach as involving fractal patterning that many may find to be chaotic. "Most people will hear just random noise when listening to this record, but to us it's all really simple ideas. We're fascinated by the book 'Godel Escher Bach' by Douglas Hofstadter and we try to make music that is recursive. We try to establish certain themes and then shape and reuse them in different ways to create songs that have common threads within them. Patterns repeat, but not in ways you'd expect." [3]

Reviews praise the album's rhythmic ferocity and chaotic nature. Doug Moore, in a positive review for InvisibleOranges.com, argues that "Most of Car Bomb’s riffs boil down to alien percussive sounds, mapped onto Byzantine rhythms."[4] Andy O'Connor, writing for Pitchfork.com, compares Car Bomb to the influential Swedish metal band Meshuggah. “You’d be forgiven for thinking that New York experimental metal quartet Car Bomb were a Meshuggah tribute band. [… but] There are imitators, and there are groups who understand the essence, the soul of a group and build upon that distinctive sound. Car Bomb fall in the latter group.” [5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Sentinel" 3:18
2. "Auto-Named" 0:50
3. "Finish It" 2:35
4. "Lower The Blade" 4:26
5. "Garrucha" 5:43
6. "Third Revelation" (feat. Joe Duplantier) 4:23
7. "Recursive Patterns" 3:12
8. "Spirit of Poison" 5:40
9. "Magic Bullet" 5:39
10. "Crud" 4:06
11. "This Will Do The Job" 5:40
12. "The Seconds" 4:32



  1. ^ "WWWW". Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Car Bomb: Entire New Album Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "CAR BOMB: More New Album Details Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Moore, Doug. "Review: Car Bomb – w^w^^w^w". InvisibleOranges.com. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  5. ^ O'Connor, Andy. "Car Bomb "w^w^^w^w" (Review)". Pitchfork Music. Retrieved 8 December 2016.