Experiment of Existence from Chilean death thrashers Ripper will be released on March 4, 2016 on CD from Unspeakable Axe Records, and on LP from Dark Descent Records. New song “Neuronal Unity” is streaming down below.
Some of extreme metal’s classic acts have had simple, one-word names that told you just what to expect from them: Dismember. Death, Slayer. Add to that list Ripper whose debut album – released in 2014 and then swiftly reissued by Iron Pegasus in 2015 – was exactly as advertised: a destructive barrage of thrash riffs and beats in the Teutonic and South American mould, with harsh vocals in the Mille Petrozza vein and ridiculously technical bass-playing a la Steve Di Georgio as bonuses.
Now in 2016, this young band will follow it with their new full-length, Experiment of Existence. With more advanced songwriting and somehow even tighter playing, but without losing any of the aggression and speed, this is as good as death/thrash metal gets. Featuring 11 tracks total and amazing, detailed artwork by Paolo Girardi (Craven Idol, Power Trip, Blasphemophagher, and others), Experiment of Existence is a likely best-of-2016 album for anyone who loves thrash that is old school but not “Retro” in quotation marks and capital letters, and anyone who loves thrash that skirts as close as possible to the edge of death.