WHIPPING POST: Taste the Whip: 7” Flexi

I frequently shudder when I see a band being compared to Black Flag, as those are big boots—in any of its guises—to step into. However, with Whipping Post it’s definitely an apt starting point. The vocals bleed bile over a thick and scuzzy guitar whilst the rhythm section lurches all over the place and it conjures up images of Ginn and Co. plundering their instruments in the name of being sheer bloody-minded. The final track, “Pull the Cord,” would also sit well on an AmRep compilation such is its aural belligerence. Whipping Post has to release an album. –Rich Cocksedge (Flexipunk, [email protected], bosstuneage.com)