Barreling out of your speakers as loud and fuzzed out as possible is Possessor with their brand new full length appropriately titled The Ripper. Sludge, thrash, punk, a dash of old-school doom and even more make up the fuzzed out, speaker bursting sound for Possessor. These gents don’t screw around with intros or outros and they certainly don’t provide you with fluff and or filler. The Ripper is one hundred percent metal through and through. Through nine brand new tracks you are gifted with venomous, thrashy, sludge filled metal that will end up blowing up your speakers. The Ripper is the type of record that needs to be cranked up as high as it possibly can and listened to with complete recklessness.
As mentioned above, Possessor doesn’t fuck around with fillers, or intros or anything of that nature. Once you press play you are immediately greeted with buzzing fuzzed out guitars and pummeling drumming, and throughout the rest of the record that is exactly what you can come to expect. The Ripper is a relentless slab of murky, sludge filled metal that you have a hard time not thrashing about to. Each track gets right under your skin and imprinted in your mind making this for an unforgettable listen. As heavy as each track is, they are equally catchy and highly intoxicating.
Possessor took what they did really well with Dead by Dawn and amplified that and even added in a few more elements to create an overall sound that is grimy, dirty, and just flat out heavy. The Ripper is filled with plenty of venom and more than enough punk and thrash attitude to put you in your place. Possessor make it well known that they are back with a thrashing mad release as they barrel straight out of a deep, dark cavern in hell and burst through your speakers from the get go. Once you lift your finger off of the play button you become under siege by hard hitting and hard rocking tune after tune.
Each track on this release is heavy, catchy, grime filled and down right sinister making The Ripper one hell of a good release. Each track greets your gnarled ears with an addicting fuzzed out sound that you can’t get enough of. This sonic wall of sludge filled madness is something to behold and something to listen to repeatedly until you just can’t stand it anymore. There isn’t a let down track on this record as each track is just as solid as the last and they just keep getting better and better the more that you listen.
The Ripper is a hard record to pass up on, and one that shouldn’t be passed up on. This should be a record that is on everyone’s list to listen to at the very least. The Ripper is highly entertaining, heavy, memorable, groovy, catchy and much more. You really can’t go wrong with The Ripper as it provides you with nine face melting tunes that get you head banging nearly immediately. This is a hard record to quit once you begin listening.
The Ripper is out now right and can be found here: https://possessor.bandcamp.com/album/the-ripper