Far East: Ripper slasher

Year1984
Label/DistributionBME
Format7inch
Musical styleHeavy Metal
Additional infoWith PS.
Rarity grading
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6 out of 6 - OUTSTANDING METAL GEM!!!

Review

I know that many of you here would like an answer to the question: "Is it worth the hype?". Τhe answer is "yes and no"!
Consider its obscurity this single is much better than the majority of US metal singles but in my opinion it cannot reach the magic
of classic 7" singles from US/ Canada like ABLAZE, BANSHEE or TORA ORPHAN and I think it's one step below them.
However, don't assume it's an average effort as especially "Ripper slasher" is a fast tempo metal anthem with ferocious guitars
and powerful (in times high-pitched) vocals. "Screaming in the night" is a bit weaker but nearly in the same level with some
incredible solos in the last part of the song. The band had of sure the potential to do a career and sign to a big label and not
to the local BME from CA that only produced 7" & LPs in very limited quantities for the winners of local music contests.
Only 3-4 copies are known to exist as of today and and as far as I know the band destroyed all the copies it had during the
90s making it one of the rarest metal items.

Tracks
1) Ripper slasher
2) Screaming in the night

Created / updated: 2013-05-01
Vaggelis Fotakis