HELLRIPPER, DEATH ANGEL Among The Top Tracks of the Week
Every Thursday, Gimme Radio Program Director, Brian Turner, delivers the top 5 jaw-dropping tracks on Gimme Radio.
Culled from the week’s past shows, these tracks have the Gimme Radio DJs' seal of approval, have the listeners demanding more and the Gimme office buzzing.
HELLRIPPER – Complete and Total Fucking Mayhem
Metal Hammer called this one-man project "Scotland's king of the arcane mosh". Aberdeen's James McBain's been on deck in the office listening pile in advance of his April EP on Reaper: totally sick blackened speed-metal with heavy nods to Venom, Kreator, and Sodom. He's guest spinning on Gimme on April 3rd at 7pm ET so dig it.
DEATH ANGEL – Humanicide
Like their April/May tourmates Overkill, Death Angel uphold the best qualities of what makes them Bay Area thrash legends, and are still out to destroy. On this title track of the forthcoming LP (out May 31st) they seem unsatisfied resting on their laurels and paths already trodden, utilizing ace production while maintaining rawness and purity, mixing it up stylistically into other metallic realms. Instrumental prowess, powerful vocals, DA are at another advanced career peak, which isn't something many vets can claim in 2019.
SKRYPTOR – Red Mountain
Noise-rock/prog/metal grabbag from Brooklyn crew featuring members of Craw and the Dazzling Killmen. Off kilter King Crimson timeshift muscles in alongside some Sabbath tonalities, yet keeping some good space amidst the heaviosity.
MISERY INDEX – Naysayer
MI's Mark Kloeppel's recent Gimme guest show unveiled their new Rituals of Power LP track by track, and it's a monster. Having already mastered the death/grind terrain, this short-but-sweet full length basically compresses their hyper-technical malevolence into a sweeping tornado of blastbeats and buzzing-bee axemanship for maximum effect.
GOMORRAH – Frailty
Severe blinding technical destruction from the Okanagan Valley in British Colombia, these fellows just put out their third LP last week and deserve some hosannas. Managing to insert some real songcraft into the blitz presented here is no easy feat but they pull it off.
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