On November 3rd 2017, High Reeper will release their self-titled debut album. Nine tracks of stoner doom metal in the style of Orchid, Castle and St. Vitus.
Opening with a deep booming groove & early Sabbath-esqe vocals, High Reeper offer a thickness in guitar sound that is as much about the past as it is the present. The dirty sludge sound is so appealing no matter if it’s an up-tempo or a slower doomier track.
Chrome Hammer, Reeper Deadly Reeper & Double Down and Let It Ride are some of the faster & more beat-laden tracks that swing & sway with some sleazy rhythm & soaring vocals. The kind of swagger-ish music to drink a beer, light up a smoke & lean back too.
The bass heavy beat of the title track proves that High Reeper know groove, making their sludgy sound brighter & upbeat. It’s hard to move far from the early Sabbath connections though. To say this self-titled debut has been influenced by the legendary band is an understatement.
A track like Weed & Speed drips with smoky atmosphere conjuring up images of masked gatherings under the cover of darkness. Gatherings where things get wilder as the night goes on.
The album comes to a close with a double helping of meaty & sludgy groove. The catchy Black Leather (Chose Us) & the hip swaying vibe of Friend of Death, a song that slays with screaming guitar licks & a throbbing bass hook.
High Reeper – High Reeper Full Track Listing:
1. Die Slowly
2. Chrome Hammer
3. Soul Taker
4. High Reeper
5. Reeper Deadly Reeper
6. Weed & Speed
7. Double Down and Let It Ride
8. Black Leather (Chose Us)
9. Friend of Death
High Reeper - High Reeper (Self Released)