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Monday, July 20, 2009

Rippikoulu - Musta Seremonia (1993)

Genre: Death/Doom Metal
Country: Finland
Year: 1993

1. Kadonneet Jumalat
2. Kuolematon Totuus
3. Ikuinen Piina
4. Anteeksiannon Synkkä Varjo
5. Pimeys Yllä Jumalan Maan
6. Musta Seremonia

Download at Mediafire (ORIGINAL)
Download at Mediafire (REMASTERED)
Metal Archives Rating: 97% (1 review)


Here we have Rippikoulu's last demo, and boy is it one hell of a goodbye for them, as they broke up after their guitarist died and realized the band just wasn't the same. The production is much better and fuller on Musta Seremonia than their previous effort, and that really makes all the difference. Relying heavily on percussion, especially cymbals and stuff, Rippikoulu slows down their path of destruction even more, slowly crushing your soul into oblivion. Fun!

The riffs are there and the vocals are especially fitting; everything flows seamlessly on this release, making for an addicting listen. Watch out for songs like "Pimeys Yllä Jumalan Maan", slower than molasses in February, bordering on Funeral Doom/Death! This is going to kick your ass... and you'll enjoy it.

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