1. Secular Front
2. Brick and Mortar
3. Trembling and Alone
5. Human Filth
Whips/Chains, featuring Ryan Patterson (Coliseum), Ben Sears (Black God), and Will Allard (Xerxes), 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.