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Ripface Invasion - Ripface Invasion

Crack Pie   (1913 reviews)

Posted: 12/10/2011 | Comments: 5 | Rate:

Formed only a year ago, Ripface Invasion is a thrashing New Jersey hardcore band full of veterans from the NJHC scene. Headed by their singer Anthony "Red" Paladino, the band combines all the best eliminates of hardcore, punk and metal on their self titled debut.

Right away the speed and quick fire vocals remind me a lot of the infamous S.O.D. mashed up with old Sick Of It All. Not a bad combination at all. Red's vocals have more of a thrash feel than the typical hardcore frontman, but it works perfectly with the speedy riffs and flow of the songs. The band doesn't really take their foot off the gas through these five tracks. There are slightly slowed down parts like in the song 'Horrortech', but its only slow in comparison and has more of a NYHC mosh part feel. This is a little more than the typical "good but nothing new" hardcore record. I haven't heard a good traditional crossover record like this in a long time.

I'm glad I finally came across this record. Somehow it got lost in my recent move which is a shame because it should have been reviewed awhile ago. Red and the boys deserve a lot of credit for this 13 minute EP. To release something this well produced after only a couple months as a bad and to put it out themselves is impressive. I think that and the execution of these songs says something for the maturity of the members.

If you are a fan of thrash metal and hardcore than this record is undoubtedly for you. I'm stoked I finally got to hear this and will certainly be listening to it a lot more.

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Comments
still oh so ill
8,438 Posts
37/M/MD
I wonder if these guys have a music video...
vocals/bookings
2,497 Posts
43/M/PA
Glad to see a positive review :) These guys are a great band! We have them coming back to the Burners Dec 16th, so come check them out! They definitely deserve the support!
vocals/bookings
2,497 Posts
43/M/PA
Originally posted by: Maryland Matt

I wonder if these guys have a music video...



lol
I brought gifts
17,759 Posts
33/M/MD
what is the music video joke?
still oh so ill
8,438 Posts
37/M/MD
I don't know if it was someone in the band or a friend or what, but there was a point when the link to a video they had was posted 4 or 5 times a day.

I dug the song, I was just giving them a light ribbing.





















I'm just as guilty when promoting on facebook. Haha.

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