Hippie Killer (2007)
Great Barrier Reefer (2006)
I absolutely fucking love these guys. Bongripper is one of the best doom bands in my humblest of opinions. The Great Barrier Reefer is a good showing, with plenty of lurching, abysmal depths. Creepy vocal samples and hair raising cymbal work flesh out a devastatingly heavy album.
Hippie Killer... OMGZZZZZZ!!! Is EVEN BETTER!!! Hippie Killer is so good, you'll want to develop a massive marijuana habit right away and spend your days lurking through the ten part expedition of doom laden valleys and psychedelic post rock peaks, bong in hand. After the first intro piece, Bongripper literally rips your head off and dumps all sort of riff heavy hallucinogens right down your neck. I am not kidding. Demon hands actually rip out of your speakers, threatening your very well being and replace your life with the chunkiest riffs known to man. And just when you think, "Damn! I needs me some oxygen!! Bongripper is stealing all the atmosphere!", just then, they lay on the breeziest post-rock bliss, sending you soaring through stratospheres of lost planets, skating on rings of Saturn, fluffy white clouds belying the utter sonic death you just experienced. These parts are equally as powerful as the face-melting doom they just ended your measly life with. Imagine if Godspeed You! Black Emperor just took a left turn into Absolutego territory. Not only would all those violin players be scared shitless, you'd have Bongripper standing right in front of you, blowing smoke right in your face, laughing Legions laugh.
The guys from Bongripper seem really cool. They have personally stated that they do this only for the love of music. One of the members even leaked the albums in an effort to pollute our minds with weed smoked doom. They are from Chicago and they are selling Hippie Killer on CD for 7 bucks... a steal. Go to their myspace and check em out. They all play in various other bands, all in the metal / post-rock variety and they have two more releases coming out this year - Heroine and Satan Worshiping Doom.
Bongripper on Myspace