Saturday, August 24, 2013

Church Whip "Psychedelic Nightmare" LP Review

Church Whip “Psychedelic Nightmare” LP

   One of my personal favorite bands of the local scene would have to be Church Whip, bringing together veterans of other known bands such as Divisions, Merchandise, Cult Ritual and Horrid Cross- to name a few. Church blends together a mix of old school heavy metal with punk aggression. The buildup of the opening drum solo from “Ruin the Vision” is trailed by the nasty dirty bass and throat- slicing guitar lines that gets you ready for the chaotic vocals of Justin Garcia. From start to finish, the record is a comprehensive piece.  The one thing that really attracted me the most was the guitar work. The guitar solos fit the songs well and weren't over the top and didn't drag out on the songs.  The other instrumental tracks,“Nightmare Jackals Advance” and “Desolate Path” give you just enough time to catch your breath until you are once again driven into the ground. I hope Church Whip sticks around for a while and I can’t wait to hear what else they have in store!!!

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