Whipstriker are a band from Brazil that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, thrash and speed metal with some elements of crust punk and this is a review of their 2016 compilation album "Seven Inches Of Hell" which was released by Folter Records.
A very dark and melodic sound starts off the compilation along with some first wave style black metal vocals and NWOBHM style guitar leads and the music is very heavily rooted in the early 80's and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the compilation and when the music speeds up elements of thrash and blast beats can be heard.
A great amount of the faster riffs use a decent amount of tremolo picking along with the songs also utilizing some crust and d beat elements at times and the music also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and later tracks also bring in more traces of speed metal and as the compilation progresses they bring in a cover of Venom's "Stand Up And Be Counted" and later tracks start displaying more rock'n'roll influences and every song remains true to a very heard and heavy musical direction.
Whipstriker plays a musical style throughout this compilation that takes first wave black metal, thrash, speed,, crust punk and rock'n'roll and mixes them together to create some very retro yet old school music, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover war, darkness, violence and blasphemous themes.
In my opinion this is very great sounding collection from Whipstriker, and if you are a fan of black metal, thrash and crust punk, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Her Hell Of Fire" "Denied Messiah" "Worshippers Of Death" and "Ripping Corpses In The Way". 8 out of 10.