HEAVY SLEEPER

by Idol and the Whip

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FDJ Excellent album of sludge/stoner metal that grabs you from track 1 and will not let you go until the final chords of track 12.Kick- ass!!!!! Favorite track: wasteland battle hymn.
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Pere Hanman Somewhere between Helmet and early Baroness lives Idol and the Whip! WOW!!! These guys are so different and creative with a 90s edge! I found out about Idol and the Whip after the chance find of Supercontinent - Valbarra! Look that up too, its not here on BC though, go to Saw Her Ghost Records. Favorite track: augur.
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released February 11, 2011

all songs written and performed by idol and the whip

idol and the whip is:

chris plumb: vocals & guitars
matt gauntlett: vocals & guitars
nik tyckowski: bass
adam tatro: drums

recorded and mixed by adam tatro in summer and fall of 2010 at mainstay audio recordings

mastered by nick zampiello and rob gonnella at new alliance east

layout by chris plumb, using public domain photographs from nicolas vigier, the national archives, and the u.s. library of congress

thanks to our families, friends, and fellow musicians - we are sincerely grateful for your support.

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Track Name: future eyes
[instrumental]
Track Name: wasteland battle hymn
we're on a journey through the desert
a barren wasteland set ablaze
no laws can govern our ambitions
a band of thieves on metal wheels

ride
we own these
roads
they are our
sons
we are their
ghosts

you'll hear us coming
a monstrous roar
from miles and miles away
it's you were coming for

ride
we own these
roads
they are our
sons
we are their
ghosts

be still, my dogs of war
we're just here for gasoline
Track Name: leveled
up against the walls again
never ending, never ending
not a single place to turn
fear of everything, fear of everything
the walls are closing in

don't sweat
all the small stuff now
lost steps
to forgotten paths
hold on
to all that's left
there's no point rebuilding now

bloody soil collapses forth
overwhelming, overwhelming
the sky's cracked and bleeding light
can't see anything, can't see anything
i make my last descent

don't sweat
all the small stuff now
lost steps
to forgotten paths
hold on
to all that's left
there's no point rebuilding now
Track Name: grasscutter
the sound of steel
forged in the fire
glowing from the heat
of the oven where it rests

let it bathe
in cool water
until it's ready for
you to meet your maker

between your eyes, the last thing that you'll see
falling to the ground
underneath dark skies, the one thing that i need
satisfy the thirst

the hammer falls
sparks ignite
final touches
placed upon a work of art

let it bathe
in cool water
until it's ready for
you to meet your maker

between your eyes, the last thing that you'll see
falling to the ground
underneath dark skies, the one thing that i need
stain this blade in blood
Track Name: broken crown
barricade the walls
drowning out their calls
run from malignant convictions
fall through a hole in the earth

interfering with the ritual
undermining the habitual
take the pieces of the broken crown
and choke them down
never thought that this would last
that time has passed
and now we're sinking even further

civilized decay
easily betrayed
run from the greatest illusion
fall from your part in it all

interfering with the ritual
undermining the habitual
take the pieces of the broken crown
and choke them down
never thought that this would last
that time has passed
and now we're sinking even further

so turn your head away
walk towards your early grave
this is the end of days
this is our fate
Track Name: artery
beneath the shade
of ashen gray
we struggle to find our way
a memory
of how things used to be
and how we were led astray

the skeleton of the city
reaches out for the sun
my eyes are wide and weary
staring into this terrible night

lonesome, long
beyond recall
the world used to seem so small
an endless stride
a faltering of mankind
since when did we lose it all

the skeleton of the city
reaches out for the sun
my eyes are wide and weary
staring into this terrible night

staring into this terrible night
Track Name: ley lines
i have awakened thee
in all my shame
an ancient entity
i fear your name
the walls are rattling
the shutters shake
the path of selfishness
has sealed my fate

across the ceiling
the outline burns
a gateway opens
without concern

succumbing to fire
my time has expired

the spirit has spoken
my curse is unbroken

across the ceiling
the outline burns
a gateway opens
without concern
Track Name: watery grave
i've lost the essence of my way
i'm pissing on your shallow grave

once a promise, now a curse
tonight you'll drink your words

you'll scream
beneath
the earth
Track Name: heavy sleeper
desolation takes a hold of me
the paranoia's complimentary
the paint is peeling off the walls
as sordid angels watch me sleep

the bitter cold of night is setting in
i'll never see a shred of sun again
my teeth are grinding down to dust
i'm lost and searching for a cure

the paint is peeling off the walls
as sordid angels watch me sleep
Track Name: nocturne
voice in the distance i don't recognize
it calls for responses that i won't dignify
suddenly swallowed by shadows of permanent night
obsidian mist reaches out, suffocates the light

follow the cries of the ones who have died
one more step, i may never return
a question of mind, i'll soon realize
this might just be in my

noise in the blackout i don't recognize
barriers blurring and merging across the skies
suddenly swallowed by shadows of permanent night
obsidian mist reaches out, suffocates the light

follow the cries of the ones who have died
one more step, i may never return
a question of mind, i'll soon realize
this might just be in my head

this might be all in my head
Track Name: augur
from seas of flame
the angels rose
across their searing shores
deep thunder rolls
i am machine
synthetic son
seek the creator
for death undone

and the memories i have will soon be lost
and washed away
in streams of heavy rain
a deluge of seamless time

autonomy
is all that's left
i wander searching for
a breath bereft
i have seen things
you'd not believe
we lived our lives as slaves
without reprieve

and the memories i have will soon be lost
and washed away
in streams of heavy rain
a deluge of seamless time
Track Name: calling down the dark
against a distant skyline
the shells collide
with cries of shrieking sirens
and prayers denied

from clouds of dust the wreckage spills into the night
the blackened offerings to ancient gods ignite

no more will fear define us
we'll rise anew
from cities burnt beneath us
a world untrue

the charred remains of antiquated company
will give way to the cure for this decayed debris

we have been searching for so long
we finally found what was forgone
we have been grieving for so long
we'll carve a wound where we belong