Review: Ripping Death – Tales of the Ripper

Posted: February 1, 2016 in Reviews
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Ripping Death - Tales of the Ripper

Death metal can be so ugly, and yet so beautiful. This however, is just ugly, nasty brutal death metal that sounds like it has crawled from the void eternal to drag you into its riff laden nexus of fear. Ripping Death is a collaboration between Italian and Spanish metal veterans, and their debut tape, ‘Tales of the Ripper’, is out now on Iron Bonehead.

‘Midnight Terror’ is exactly how you’d expect a band called Ripping Death to sound. A cacophony of Hellhammer riffs, filtered through Repulsion sludge and possessed of a rabid single mindedness. The heavy bassline that opens ‘Night Ripper’ is thick, and the whole tape is bottom heavy through drums, bass and guitar. The tone is sickeningly heavy, and the rasping growl of the vocals adds to an innate sense of urgency. There’s nothing slow and steady, it is all hell for bloodied leather!

‘Death Blow’ encourages your heavy metal heart to embrace darkness, with its almost melodic sections, before the hammerblow of Cianide cover, ‘Rage War’, crushes your last hopes for salvation. ‘Tales of the Ripper’ is a fucking excellent slab of primitive death metal, and if you can get a hold of a tape before they sell out, you’ll be well rewarded.



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