June 08, 2010

☼ Optimum Wound Profile - Lowest Common Dominator

Optimum Wound Profile were an aggro-industrial metal band from Ipswich, UK, active between the years 1991-1996. Combining elements of metal, crust punk, and sampling/programming technologies, they were very prolific for such a short lived band. Sound-wise, imagine if you would, Hypo Luxa and Hermes Pan remixing Extreme Noise Terror & Oi Polloi. ;)
Formed in 1991 by guitarist Roki and vocalist Phil Vane, the pair quickly recruited Simon Finbow (vocals) and Ian Barnard (bass), followed by Dom Cattermole on drums. Picked up by an Ipswich promoter shortly after forming, the band entered the studio in the middle of 1991 to record two demos. On the strength of these OWP signed to Roadrunner Records at the end of the year.
Optimum Wound Profile's first album, "Lowest Common Dominator," was released in the summer of 1992, and received positive reviews in Kerrang! and other music press. Featuring Niall Corr on drums, who had replaced the departed Dom Cattermole, the bands sound at this point was a hybrid of hardcore punk and industrial metal. A successful European tour, with Jason Whittaker of Whiteslug replacing Snapa Harvey, followed the release before the band returned to the UK to begin work on the follow-up.
The band was writing a fourth album entitled "Cult Of Saints 1425" when they split up in 1996. Upon reforming in 2007, OWP reportedly entered the studio in April 2008 to record new material. Meanwhile the group tentatively estimates "Cult Of Saints 1425" to be released sometime this year. (2010)

Release Year(s): 1992
Artist(s) Country: UK
Label(s): Roadrunner Records

01. Drain (4:00)
02. Tranqhead (3:39)
03. Ego Crotch (3:11)
04. Downmouth (6:43)
05. You're Weak (2:40)
06. Blindfold (5:15)
07. Incision (5:01)
08. Responsibility (3:11)
09. Skin (3:01)
10. Melt (2:27)
11. Damage (4:49)
12. Crave (12:53)
13. Core Melt (2:37)

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