The attack is as punishing as it is unforgiving. The guitar work is a mandatory mainstay of this kind of violation. Permeating a reborn ugliness seldom heard in today’s metallic onslaught.
A solid name will always be a key ingredient to any band’s success. Expectations are built around a moniker. Your logo is almost as important as the style of music you play. With brick and mortar stores fading, a physical copy is no longer readily available. The digital visuals are often limited and the liner notes practically non-existent. Finding new bands has come down to discovering an interesting name.
Ripped To Shreds is the brain child of an extreme metal multi-tasker named Andrew Lee. The debut effort is entitled, Mai-zang, which is a Chinese word that means burial or tomb. A title as appropriate as the Ripped to Shreds assault. A terminal vibe which resonates well within the genre. The album hit the streets back in March via Craneo Negro Records.
Ripped to Shreds plays ‘old school’ death metal in the vein of bands like: Malevolent Creation, Hypocrisy or Cancer. This isn’t about blast beats and pig squeals this is about melody and discord. The attack is as punishing as it is unforgiving. The guitar work is a mandatory mainstay of this kind of violation. Permeating a reborn ugliness seldom heard in today’s metallic onslaught. Highlight tracks for me are: “Craven Blood”, “Open Grave”, “A Bone Ritual”, “Yellow River Incident, 1938” and “Black Seeds”.
Mai-zang is an impressive offering. This is ‘throwback’ death metal done right. Check out this debut effort by Ripped to Shreds and let their aggressive style of metal bury you! \m/
Ripped To Shreds are:
Andrew Lee – All Instruments