Heavy Chains - A Very Real Hell (EP)

Format: 12"
Label: Broadway to Boundary BDY 012
Year: 2011
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: punk, rock
Value of Original Title: $20.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: 12"
Websites:  No
Playlist: Punk Room, 2010's, British Columbia


Track Name
Crying Demons
Stoned Stripper
Insane Pain
Shit Burning Piss Tubing
Commo Wire
Tommy Toucher



A Very Real Hell (EP)


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Don'tcha just love it when folks from already killer bands get together and start another band that is like a Voltron version of their current bands and it just slays. Well three fine minded individuals from Vancouver, BC have done just that. Heavy Chains is a new band with the bass player/vocalist of Nu Sensae, the drummer of White Lung, and the guitar player of Mutators and it is a menacing mutant of all sorts of wonky kookery. "A Very Real Hell" is a 6 song EP of abrasive blown-out repeato-riff punk dirge-pop brought to us by The Broadway To Boundary label. Starting off with an ominous instrumental cut that sounds something like Gang Of Four being molested by a lecherous uncle, "A Very Real Hell" delves into dark territory of crunchy dirt punk with warbled vocals and wordless screams that ventures into a vortex of undiscussed neuroses instead opting to bash that distress into oblivion. Heavy Chains will put dents in your dome but not before sneaking some serious hooks into the mix shifting misanthropic blasts into catchy grungey scum pop with effected-to-infinity vocals that sound utterly inhuman. This EP leaves us drooling for more material and comes with such a huge recommendation that we are probably entering into an unhealthy realm of transfixed ecstasy at this point. Don't snooze on this one; it's a damn fine beginning for a project that hopefully continues on their journey of depravity.

get your copy of this vinyl-only release here: http://www.thebroadwaytoboundary.com/sitewp/

Andrea Lukic: bass, vocals
Anne-Marie Vassiliou: drums
Brody McKnight: guitar

Recorded by Josh Stevenson
Mixed by Josh Stevenson & Heavy Chains
Artwork by Kate Sansom


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