RIPPERS, THE: Invertebrät: CD

Were one to ogle the front cover, one might think that the red hand-snipped (hand-polygoned?) letters of the band name and the f’ed-up-typewriter lettering of the album title and the kinda Butthole Surfers-album-cover critter thereupon portended a good time for the listener (and that’s not even factoring in the umlaut). This would be incorrect. This is metal-punk and thus without value. Good day. BEST SONG: Jeez, it’s a real toss-up between “God Is Mortal” and “Don’t Fear the End” BEST SONG TITLE: I can’t bear to leave any out, they’re all so wonderful. FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Before the first band i was ever in played out, i wanted us to call ourselves “The Rippers.” Hope these guys are all fifteen, too.

 –norb (H)