Hellripper are a solo project from Scotland that plays a mixture of black, thrash, speed metal and punk and this is a review of his 2015 ep "The Manifestation Of Evil" which was released by Hellforced Records.
A very distorted sound starts off the ep before going into more of a punk influenced thrash direction as well as adding in d beats and black metal screams and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when solos and leads are utilzed they give the music more of an early 80's punk vibe.
Most of the music is heavily rooted in the 80's while the production gives the songs more of a modern vibe and all of the songs stick to a very heavy and raw style of first wave influenced black metal while punk and thrash are also a very important element in all of the tracks that are present on the recording.
Hellripper plays a musical style that goes back to the first wave style of black metal while also mixing in the punk, thrash and speed metal elements that where around in that era while the vocals gives the music more of a second wave feeling, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Satanism and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Hellripper are a very great sounding mixture of black, thrash, speed metal and punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Flesh Ripper" and "Black Mass Sacrifice". 8 out of 10.