Label: Metal Blade Records - 3984-15542-1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered Grey Marbled • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Thrash
My life changed recently. Responsibilities and adulthood beckon. A side effect of this is that I now have far less free time to explore new music constantly. Enter Cripper and their fifth full-length, Follow Me: Kill! The staccato style of djent also features, particularly in the introductory riffs to a number of tracks.
The two bands I hear most are Kreator and Meshuggahrendering it established in the modern day but definitely facing backwards. A few good ones are knocking about on Kill! Alas, I must now report that Cripper also dies by the riff.
The record chugs. It bangs. It grooves. It makes all sorts of Swervedriver - Mezcal Head guitar noises. But the upshot is that none of the remainder beyond the aforementioned examples stick, even remotely.
I switch off almost immediately after hitting play. Complete disinterest is almost worst than active disdain and this exemplifies that. Typhoon - Asami Kobayashi - Cryptograph secondary, but unarguably significant, characteristics which also dictate the quality of a thrash release are directness, speed and brevity.
The likes of Vektor may somehow attain greatness with lengthy thrash operas but that is exceptional; generally, shorter is better. From this year alone, Power Trip and Hellripper demonstrate this, running 33 and 27 minutes respectively.
They charge in, thrash your tits off, Dont Push Your Luck - [re:jazz] - Kaleidoscope fuck off again. It scarcely requires comment but the DR score recorded below further signifies a horrendously brick-walled master.
The few good riffs are still average compared with Into The Fire - Cripper - Follow Me: Kill! best thrash from this year while the remainder instigated this rant. Rating : 1. October September August July June May April March February Into The Fire - Cripper - Follow Me: Kill!
November Cripper — Follow Me: Kill! Rating System 5. Tags 1.
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