Tuesday, 22 November 2011

OTIS REAPER - S/T EP Review



Otis Reaper

OTIS REAPER is a 4 Piece Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metal Band from Jackson, TN/

The members are

Ben Price - lead - (Sadville, Scourge of Faith, Garfight, Briar Gates)
Madison Clifton - bass (Ruacamole)
Jay Murchison - vocals - (Soma Irot, Kafir, Pneunomesis, Upper Kvnt Punch, AoG)
Cres Murchison - drums - (Pneunomesis, Upper Kvnt Punch, AoG, Scourge of Faith)

OTIS REAPER play a great blend of Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metal riffs from start to finish.

Their new S/T release is available to buy here or here from their Facebook Page and this is what I am reviewing. The guys have also kindly given permission to superb blogspot Stoner Rock Is Here To Stay to post download links. So get if from there folks.

Their new release consists of 5 songs and runs for an impressive 25 mins or so. I say impressive as it’s full of sup Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metal riffs blended superbly together to give the listener a damn fine mighty listening experience.

OK the release isn’t the best produced. Sometimes the vocals do blend into the background but all I did was put my volume up on my MP3 player. Problem solved.

But the release does show the band do know how to write a superb Sludge/Stoner Metal riff with top-notch vocals to match as well. Throw in some top-notch drumming as well and OTIS REAPER are a band on the rise.

The band take influence from the NOLA scene but they add their own stamp on things by making the riffs a slightly bit faster and more riff orientated than their NOLA counterparts.

Their music isn’t as bleak as their name suggests. Far from it as they manage to throw in some truly uplifting riffs to get stuck into.

All in all OTIS REAPER have released a superb album that should hopefully win them a lot of followers. And I for one will be one of them when they release their next album or EP.

A great release by a great band to look out for.

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