Hailing from Aberdeen, Scotland comes Hellripper. The Manifestation Of Evil was released January of last year and this EP hold four songs that are comprised of pure evil, skin melting speed and enough leather to make Rob Halford jealous. Hellripper is a one man band, and that man had to have exhausted himself after recording everything. Even if you don’t get up and move to this you feel exhausted and defeated for having listened. Each of the four songs is played with an incredible intensity that is entirely explosive.
Hellripper shoots out of the gate at a velocity that I’m sure is illegal in most countries, but from there he never looks back. Once the first riff is played and the first note comes storming out of your speakers it is all over from there. As one of his songs states clearly states, this EP is “total fucking mayhem!” and honestly it really is.
The song Total Mayhem really does sum the entire four track EP up very well even though it is the second song on the EP. Hellripper took speed and over loaded it with more speed to create the earth scorching sound that is shot out at you from the beginning. “The Manifestation Of Evil” is filth rolled in more filth and covered in a potent darkness.
The Manifestation Of Evil is almost barbaric by nature. It comes at you with pitchforks, torches, swords and any other sharp object that it could collect. It is gouging and it completely beats you into submission or at least makes you go a few rounds with it in the ring. This EP is incredibly blistering and it has no issues with scalping you and parading your torn flesh around town.
Each riff is as abrasive as it gets, the drums are chaotic and only aim to tear your head clean off. The bass presence is thick and cracking and the vocals are throat ripping and bestial. Flames spout from your headphones and directly into your inner ear once you press play and not only that but it seems as though Hellripper revels in darkness and filth and has a complete disregard for human life.
The Manifestation Of Evil is controlled chaos and once you finish listening you will notice that where ever you are at is in utter shambles. This EP gets the blood pumping and adrenaline flowing as you headbang and thrash your way through. Just remember one thing as you are headbanging away, “beware of the flesh ripper.”