Tuesday, June 04, 2013

church whip - 2013 - psychedelic nightmare

Church Whip are a hardcore punk band from Tampa, Floriday, USA. Psychedelic Nightmare is their fourth release. They feature (ex) members Merchandise, Cult Ritual, Divisions, Neon Blud and Horrid Cross. Church Whip plays a brand of hardcore punk influenced by black metal. These are straight ahead punk rock songs but with heavy, methodical black metal riffs. The singer has a suitably cold desperate scream that highlights the chaos of these songs. Highlights like Nightmare Jackals Advance and Looming bring in epic, flailing melodic guitar solos that add to the chaotic, dark atmosphere. Fans of hardcore punk that aren't afraid of some boundary pushing will be rewarded here.