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Review: Ophicvs - Machine Gun Reaper
Machine Gun Reaper

Label: Austenitized Records
Year released: 2017
Duration: 47:24
Tracks: 12
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: October 14, 2018
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Machine Gun Reaper

Rated 4.44/5 (88.89%) (9 Votes)

This is some whacked-out shit. This band is just one guy, who is gleefully splicing fist-pumping Heavy Metal, malevolent Black Metal, and some of the most out-of-control vocals you have ever heard. This is kind of like you threw W.A.S.P. and Venom in a blender and screamed at it. Some of the riffs on here are absolutely first-rate, and they generate a lot of propulsive energy. The eponymous Ophicvs is a better riff writer than songwriter, and these compositions don't have a lot of surprises, but they are solid enough. As a vocalist the man is insane, working everything from a Cronos-styled croak to a king Diamond squeal and everything in between. He sounds like a crew of orcs set loose in a recording studio. This is heavy, crunchy, feral, and strange, with some real air-guitar moments. Check it out.

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