The Prayer Chain - Whirlpool EP

Tuesday 1st June 1993
The Prayer Chain - Whirlpool EP
The Prayer Chain - Whirlpool EP

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Reunion 701007772X
FORMAT: CD Mini-album

Reviewed by David Carter

Tipped by some to be about to break into the secular mainstream this torrid debut is gutsy, impassioned, noisily abrasive and pitched somewhere in the indie rock-meets-early U2 mould. Lyrics are straight for the jugular stuff (I loved "Some Love" with its howled pleas for compassion for the divorced, gay and abortion-seeker - how often do you hear that in a Christian song?) and though I didn't really go for the acoustic ballad title song everything else is superb tight rock with lashings of Andrew Pridsett's edgy guitar. All rockers should investigate.

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4. I Believe [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Richard Lion Heart in Mail Room Disney @ 22:13 on Feb 8 2006

Man these guys are the absolute best band to hit the music scene. I wish I had another copy of Whirlpool EP because I long ago played the one I bought in 1996 so much it wore out in 1999. This is the year 2006 and I can still hear the guitar laden Follow Me. I loved all six of the songs on that album. Call me a fanatic and give me more of that music.

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