Scotland's Hellripper have returned with a new recording which continues the black and speed metal mixture of previous releases an this is a review of his 2017 album "Coagulating Darkness" which was released as a joint effort between Barbarian Wrath, Granite Factory and Diabolic Might Records.
Drum beats and bass guitar leads start off the album along with some 80's style speed metal riffs and high pitched black metal s creams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the riffs also use a decent amount of melody and the solos and leads also bring in more of an old school style.
A great amount of first wave black metal elements can be heard in the songs while also having a more modern vibe and all of the songs stick to either a slow or fast musical direction as well as adding in elements of punk rock and as the album progresses a brief use of death metal growls can be heard and the album also remains very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording.
Hellripper remains true to the black and speed metal mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover Satanism, Blasphemy, Demons, Black Magick, and Dark Witchcraft themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hellripper and if you are a fan of black and speed metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bastard Of Hades" "Within The Everlasting Fire" and "Coagulating Darkness". 8 out of 10.