Idol and The Whip is a Stoner-Rock/Sludge Metal Band from Ann Arbor, MI, USA. They are a 4 Piece Band who formed in 2006.
The members are:
Adam Tatro - Drums
Chris Plumb - Guitar, Vocals
Nik Tycowski - Bass
Adam, Chris and Matt were ex-members of the sadly missed Post-Metal/Sludge Band - Supercontinent who released an excellent album in 2008 called Vaalbara. Who split up shortly after. Which is a shame as they were one of the best up and coming Post-Metal Bands at the time.
Well in 2007 the guys released their 2007 debut album - Revelator. An album that I frequently listen to.
Idol And The Whip play some cracking stoner/sludge rock-metal goodness.
Their debut album was a head-banging foot-stomping 52 Minute metal riot of a record.
Well 4 years later the guys are back with their brilliant and even better 2nd album - Heavy Sleeper.
And the guys have kindly give people the choice of downloading a free version in 192 KPS MP3 Version. Or they can pay for a CD Quality Version from Bandcamp for the amazing price of $1. Yes thats right $1.
Well Heavy Sleeper is fucking amazing. No doubt about that. What you have is one of the best un-adulterated Stoner-Rock Metal Records of the year.
You get 12 tracks on for 36 minutes. And some amazing sludge/stoner metal songs that could easily find their way onto National Radio. Tracks like Grasscutter remind me of Torche jamming with High On Fire. 2.30 minutes of pure Stoner-Metal fury and some groovy sing-a-long lyrics.
The first song Future Eyes is only on for 90 seconds. But it sets up for what is to follow. Just amazing groovy sludge-rock metal tracks you and all your friends can headbang along to. Time and Time Again.
Other tracks such as Wasteland Battle Hymn, Broken Crown and Artery all show that this a highly talented band. Very tight. I cant fault the production one bit. The tracks all flow brilliantly from start to finish.
My fave track is Augur - A 5.33 minute stomper of a track. As its the best track to show you what these guys do best. Fast Guitar Riffs, Great Sludgy Guitar Solos with a bit of High On Fire influence showing. Which is no bad thing in my book.
This is the record that Foo Fighters should of made years ago and never did. You know when Dave Grohl proclaims this is going to be their heaviest shit yet. And it never is. Well this is the album to show Foo Fighters how to do a proper balls-to-the-wall Rock/Metal Album with singalong choruses.
If your into High On Fire, Baroness, Torche, Kylesa and The Sword then your going to love this. Definitely one of the best records of the year. Brilliant.
Official Website - Links to download Album on This Website. Just Do It. You Wont Be Sorry.
Check out the title track - Heavy Sleeper from Heavy Sleeper.