Posts Tagged ‘Wrath Of The Ripper’

see you in hellThe album of the week that I chose for today is an interesting choice as far as How it came about on my radar. Thanks to a suggestion from a brother of mine who is still a soldier of Metal, I was introduced to a Youtuber named RazörFist who does almost everything you can imagine on his page, but the one interesting thing is his Metal Mythos show where he breaks down your favorite bands like W.A.S.P., Judas Priest, Motorhead, and so many more. The one episode that I thought was interesting was the last minute episode he did for Grim Reaper. Grim Reaper which featured Steve Grimmett (Vocals), Nick Bowcott (Guitar), Dave Wanklin (Bass), and Marc Simon (Drums) were a New Wave Of British Heavy Metal act that formed in 1979. The band released their first album considerably late in 1985 after the initial run of the NWOBHM had already come and go and made way for the Hair Metal invasion. Nevertheless, their debut album See You In Hell was released through Ebony Records in the UK and RCA worldwide. The album would do OK as it peaked at number 111 on The Billboard Top 200 charts.

grim-reaper-21. See You In Hell– The title track kicks off the album with some driving force as Grimmett belts out, “I’ll see you in hell my friend.” It’s definitely the catchiest track on the record in my opinion and probably the best. 5/5

2. Dead On Arrival– Grimmett’s vocals definitely take center stage on this track that is all about losing people you know so live your life to the fullest. 4/5

3. Liar– An interesting track that si all about a guy who does everything for his woman and then finds out that she is cheating on him. 4/5

4. Wrath Of The Ripper– a barn burner that is all about the UK’s favorite nightmare Jack The Ripper. 4/5

see you in hell 25. Now Or Never– A track that you can definitely hear the band’s influences like Motorhead and Priest in a track about not wasting time and do what you set out to do because it’s now or never. 4/5

6. Run For Your Life-A Game Of Thrones type song about knights, dragons, and everything else cool about the fantasy genre. 4/5

7. The Show Must Go On– A ballad of sorts from the band which just means that the tempo is slowed down and it features some clean guitars in it. The track is obviously about a girl who left him and he’s just like yeah it sucks, but the show must go on. 4.5/5

8. All Hell Let Loose– A definite shredder that ends the album in a track that is about the devil letting hell loose on the earth. 4/5

My Final Thoughts– This was decent debut for the band especially considering the fact that they sort of came into the game a little late. The band would obviously only get better with age as was evident by Rock You To Hell. That would bode especially true for Steve Grimmett who honed his craft and became a viable force in Metal in my opinion. I am going to give the album 4.2 stars out of five for a final grade.

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