Following the release of their acclaimed second full-length, Experiment of Existence, Chile’s premier thrash band RIPPER are back with their first new material in three years. Sensory Stagnation feels like a continuation and evolution of the band’s established sound.
Album track “The Unreal” is now streaming at:
The high-speed thrashing and intricate riffs are still there, as well as the philosophical lyrics and incomprehensibly good bass work. But the band has leaned a little further into their progressive influences, with a more pronounced presence of Atheist riding shotgun with their usual Teutonic and South American thrash forerunners. The result is an outing that feels rich despite a run time of roughly 20 minutes, loaded with some of the band’s best playing and most fascinating ideas to date.
- The Unreal
- Sensory Stagnation
- Like a Sacrilege
- Terror Streets
Sensory Stagnation is coming September 30th on CD, cassette and digital platforms from Unspeakable Axe Records, with a vinyl release to follow from Dark Descent Records.
- Nicolás Villanueva – Drums
- Venus Torment – Guitar /Vocals
- Pablo Cortés – Bass
- Daniel Poblete – Guitars