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Reaper – Viridian Inferno – Album Review

The oldest of old-school!

Viridian Inferno, the debut album from these Australian blackened speed/thrash metallers, is an easy album to review.

Why, you may ask?


They worship the early (very early) work of SodomDestruction and Kreator and Reaper’s snarling, punked-up, charred and cauterized sound owes everything (everything!) to the gloriously primitive caterwauling of In The Sign Of Evil (1985) / Obsessed By Cruelty (1986), Sentence Of Death (1984) and Endless Pain (1985)

Which means one thing. You’ve heard this blasphemous racket a million times before and yet it’s endlessly enjoyable nonetheless. 

Reaper play fast, they slow down, they speed up again. They spit, scream, shriek and growl and the whole thing is over in the blink of an eye. No complaints here.   

Tried and tested old-school blackened thrash is the only suitable description for the noise Reaper make, and if you’re getting a nostalgic twinge just thinking about the raucous cacophony of the above mentioned reference points (with a little Bathory and Hellhammer thrown in for good measure) then Viridian Inferno will sure as hell make you grin. Blast it! 7/10

Reaper’s Viridian Inferno was released on April 22nd, 2022 via Dying Victims Productions

Reaper - Viridian Inferno | Dying Victims Productions
About Chris Jennings (1986 Articles)
I love metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

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