"Following the release of their acclaimed second full-length, Experiment of Existence, Chile's premier thrash band RIPPER are back with their first new material in three years. Sensory Stagnation feels like a continuation and evolution of the band's established sound. The high-speed thrashing and intricate riffs are still there, as well as the philosophical lyrics and incomprehensibly good bass work. But the band has leaned a little further into their progressive influences, with a more pronounced presence of Atheist riding shotgun with their usual Teutonic and South American thrash forerunners. The result is an outing that feels rich despite a runtime of roughly 20 minutes, loaded with some of the band's best playing and most fascinating ideas to date."
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