RIPPERS, THE: Raw Evil: 7″

You know that unmistakable sound of a Marshall JCM 800? That really hot, electric-sounding hum that feels like riding a big bike with big tires down a hill really fast? The Rippers know that sound and embrace the hell out of it. They remind me a lot of Ass Cobra-era Turbonegro, but that just might be the European accents (the Rippers are from Italy or Spain or something). This record’s DIY as hell, too: hand-stamped covers with an actual physical photo of the band duct taped to the back. Awesome!

 –ben (Ripper)