"Deathwish are proud to welcome Louisville's WHIPS/CHAINS to our affiliated family. Featuring Ryan Patterson (Coliseum), Ben Sears (Black God), and Will Allard (Xerxes), WHIPS/CHAINS play a brand of heavy, apocalyptic music for the trying times we live in. Unpolished and pure, this massive sounding down-tuned three piece takes influence from bands His Hero Is Gone, Bolt Thrower, and others.
"Master/Slave" is WHIPS/CHAINS monstrous debut 12"EP. Taking no time to set a tone, opener "Secular Front" crawls through a wreckage of noise before breaking into a D-Beat stride. Other songs "Brick and Mortar", "Trembling and Alone", and "Human Filth" carry this same bombastic quality, but also introduce subtle hooks into the fray. These dynamics make WHIPS/CHAINS not only powerful, but also uniquely listenable. Creating a mesmerizing push and pull throughout the grime and fury."
01. Secular Front
02. Brick and Mortar
03. Trembling and Alone
05. Human Filth
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