RIPTIDE – Masters of the Apocalypse
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The young British thrash metal outfit named RipTide recently unleashed this cleverly composed EP of theirs, and if face-melting riffs and dynamics are your thing, you could certainly do worse than checking this explosive cocktail out. Why is that? Well, not only is the interplay between these guys impressive but they also possess skill and talent with respect to crafting tunes that contain good hooks, fierce vocals, unexpected turns, and a sense of the epic. While some parts go straight for the jugular vein, others are a tad more technical-sounding and even semi-progressive. In other words, this is a nicely balanced and sufficiently varied piece of work to warrant repeated listens, and I found a lot of wicked ideas to get excited about here.
RipTide’s future is looking very bright and promising, and “Masters of the Apocalypse” is energetic, memorable, and sharp as a goddamn razor. Fans of Exodus, Death Angel, and Forbidden ought to devote some time to this blistering gem, and should you need a teaser then make sure you add the majestic cut titled “Behind the Killer’s Eyes” to your playlist.