WHETTMAN CHELMETS - "Annihilate Your Masters"
With the title and cover, you would expect a screeching, noisy diatribe against the powers that be, exhorting the proletariat to rise up and slay their exploitative masters.
Indeed, the opening track Preparation (Thesis) sets you up for the riotous screed as the foreboding noise and music builds with intensity along with the sampled monologue about job cuts and barely scraping by.
The title track keeps building before delivering the rowdy goods by breaking into a dirty guitar riff and drum beat. However, just when you expect the shrieking rants against the capitalist overlords to drop, the next cut New Masters, Same as the Old explodes into a post-rock, shoegaze smorgasbord of effects-drenched instrumentation and ambient splendor.
Like all of Whettman Chelmets’ work, Annihilate your Masters defies expectations and challenges assumptions about genre and style. Although this EP takes an ambient turn about midway through, it still subverts the status quo and stays true to its Marxist theme.
Both proles and the bourgeois alike can enjoy.
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