BONGRIPPER — The Great Barrier Reefer

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Album · 2006

Filed under Sludge Metal
By BONGRIPPER

Tracklist


1. The Great Barrier Reefer Section 1 (25:10)
2. The Great Barrier Reefer Section 2 (28:40)
3. The Great Barrier Reefer Section 3 (25:32)

Total Time 79:22

Line-up/Musicians


- Ron Petzke / bass
- Dan O'Connor / drums
- Dennis Pleckham / guitars
- Nick Dellacroce / guitars

About this release

Digital album self-released 18th September 2006.

CD-R self-released 2008, limited to 100 copies.

CD and black or clear / blue (100 copies) vinyl 2LP released 2012 on Emetic Records (EME054).

Thanks to Lynx33, Bosh66 for the updates

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Murder1000Deaths
I was skeptical at first when I heard about this MONOLITH of music. 79 whole minutes of pure metal. But, it doesn't matter. I was ready to get my head crushed.

The flicking sounds of a lighter and a bong hit (or rip?) start out the piece. For the first seven minutes, the repeated strums begin to hypnotize you. In the background, two distorted voices recite a passage from the Book of Revelation, a story about a dragon taking a woman's son and creating the apocalypse. Suddenly, the guitars launch into a crunching riff, accompanied with heavy drums and deep bass. This refuses to let up for a huge time. Around 25:00, an enormous bass drum blast beat enters, and more guitars come crashing down. This song is relentless, and chugs on like a terribly angry train. Near the second half of the song, a quieter riff enters the picture, but of course reverts back to the massive riffery. At the end of the song, a repititive riff closes, reduced eventually to only the bass playing the riff, making for a very satisfying end.

This is a sonic journey. It's not for the faint of heart. However, it is an essential for stoner doom fans. It's a shame that Bongripper is unsigned currently. A new LP re-release of this album came out this year with a fresh new album cover from the same guy who illustrated Bongripper's recent LP "Satan Worshipping Doom". I would recommend this to any metal fan, casual or hardcore. They just have to be willing to experience a song that kicks fucking iron giant ass. Yeah, that much.

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