Death and thrash metal have always been a pair that have for the most part led to a lot of great albums and bands where everything is raw, fast, and unrelenting. I’m not saying Ripper’s upcoming album “Experiment of Existence” is such an album, but it is definitely continuing the trend of the awesomeness amongst this hybrid genre. Clocking in at over 45 minutes, this is an oddly long album for its style but I’m not complaining as Ripper does an excellent job to really use that time to their advantage as the lengthier tracks (longest being 6 minutes) doesn’t even feel that long because everything in this album is so fast that the only thing that could possibly slow it down would be the brutality of it all, but even that just seems to quicken the pace even more. Although, my favorite part about this album is the track “Chromatic Fantasy” as it’s almost smack dab in the middle of “Experiment of Existence” where it’s been real intense up til now, and all the song is is a bass solo and it works so fucking well for whatever god forsaken reason and I still can’t get over it. An excellent thing about this album is that it is but Ripper’s sophomore full length which shows that they have an absolute fuck ton of talent to throw around because I remember hearing about this album being ridiculous, but I never got around to listening to it and now I definitely will. “Experiment of Existence” is an album that just barely skirts in between thrash and death to the point where they found that sweet spot in the middle that creates what is arguably one of the most idealistic sounds for thrashy death metal and I promise you that it is as good as I am making it out to be as this 11-track album is one that cannot be denied and must be heard for any fan of the genre.
“Experiment of Existence” releases on March 4th!
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