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Review: JT Ripper - Gathering of the Insane
JT Ripper
Gathering of the Insane

Label: I Hate Records
Year released: 2018
Duration: 36:36
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black/Thrash

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: November 8, 2018
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Gathering of the Insane

Rated 3.2/5 (64%) (5 Votes)

When some band drops under a file archaic Death/Thrash/Black Metal, you may start feeling a burning curiosity to check them out, right?

JT Ripper, a German trio formed in 2010, plays blackened Speed/Thrash/Death Metal that isn't revolutionary or breaks any new grounds. I am sure when people spin the band's second album, titled Gathering of the Insane, some musical references to bands like Desaster, Possessed, Hellish Crossfire, Pentacle, etc. cannot be avoided. Conceptually, the album deals with the darkest and most macabre sides of human nature, if that's something that might stir up your interest.

The band's blackened Thrash/Death Metal torpedos here surely do sink warships, but not enough to win the war because this type of stuff has been done before and even a tad better. But that doesn't take anything away as they obviously know their stuff and can sound pretty darn entertaining. It's just that sometimes you may get an unexplained overdose of similar-sounding Metal fests and that was, unfortunately, the case for me with this album, no matter how hard I tried to like it.

If a straightforward, filthy, unfiltered and blackened Thrash/Death Metal mayhem makes you give some enthusiastic high fives to your dearest buddies, then undoubtedly here's something for you.

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