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REAPER's RIDDLE

A TOUCH OF DEATH EP

Released 2011

 

 

Track listing:

1.Intro

2.Zombified

3.Cursed

4.Fall Away

5.No Strings Attached

6.Lost In Ink

7.One Red Rose

 

Reapers Riddle are my kind of band, good honest rock with a slight hint of goth rolled in for good measure and hailing from Perth Western Australia.

 

A touch of death intro begins with a sample from a movie, then rips straight into zombiefied -a reworking of a song from their debut CD and what a great track it is, with menacing vocals and grinding guitar’s a true testament to all those B-movie horror films.

 

Cursed is the first new track on the EP and again, it is a good solid song with a great guitar riff. Fall Away that follows is another reworked track which is better produced than on the original demo and has a much fuller sound. It's the next song though: No Strings Attached - that for me is the best track on this EP, it's just pure rock n roll at it’s best, with a great hook and solid rhythm and sleazy filthy lyrics, this would not go amiss on any early W.A.S.P CD.

 

Lost In Ink this is a powerhouse of a track drifting into Anthrax territory. One Red Rose is the slowest track on the CD and a powerful song dedicated to family & friends that have sadly passed away. Clayton sings this with so much passion you can almost feel his pain, another fabulous song with a great meaning.

 

On the whole, what you get here is a great slice of rock n roll, if this is a taste of what is to come, then 2011 is looking like a good year for the Reapers.  

 

REAPERS RIDDLE is:

CLAYTON MITCHELL Lead Vocals & Lyricist

TIM LORENSENE Rhythm & Lead Guitar

SCOTT ALLISON Rhythm & Lead Guitar

JASON EDWARDS Bass & Backup Vocals

TIM BAKER Drums & Backup Vocals

http://www.REAPERSRIDDLE.COM

http://www.myspace.com/reapersriddlE

 

Paul Hadlington