Artist/ Band: Ripper
Title: The Dead Have Rizen
Label: Black Widow
Year of Release: 2009
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The Review:

Ripper is one of those American metal bands that disappeared rather quickly in the late 80’s only after releasing an album, “And The Dead Shall Rise“. They can easily be mentioned along side bands like Motley Crue (first two albums only), W.A.S.P., Samhain, Guns n Roses (first album only), Merciful Fate, Trouble to name a few. I read that Metal Blade passed them up to release a second album. The label just lost their interest in the band. So sadly they split up until the reformation and new line-up. It took a label miles away in Italy called Black Widow Records to release the band’s second album, The Dead Have Rizen in 2006.

For those longing for the ‘old school’ metal can look no further. Ripper is the band that will satisfy those fans easily. There’s no ’hit’ singles, no ballads here, just in your face assault of old-school metal

So if you’re into “old-school” metal then, The Dead Have Rizen is an album that you must buy immediately! They clearly are bringing the 80’s metal sound back, just like some bands brought the retro 70’s sound back. If you’re not into that metal sound that borders then this is the band and release for you to get ASAP! All others stay clear!

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on November 8th, 2009


01. Intro/The Grave
02. Homicidal
03. Drifter
04. 66 Angel Eyez
05. US Tank
06. Love Me To Death
07. The Tall Man
08. God Of Thunder
09. In The Raw
10. Outro/Dark Dominion

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