Rip Mitchell

Rip Mitchell

Lead singer of the band Vesuvian, lover of the metals, horror movies and grower of beards!

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  • Rip Mitchell
    Published 2 months ago
    It came for Bandcamp Vol 3

    It came for Bandcamp Vol 3

    Ah the random great finds you stumble upon looking in bandcamp.com here are a few I think you might dig!
  • Rip Mitchell
    Published 2 months ago
    Rope Sect - The Great Flood Review
  • Rip Mitchell
    Published 2 months ago
    Avatar - Hunter Gatherer
  • Rip Mitchell
    Published about a year ago
    Twilight Force - 'Dawn of the Dragonstar'

    Twilight Force - 'Dawn of the Dragonstar'

    Hey to all those who take the time to read my reviews. It has been a long while since I had written one of these, hopefully this will mark a return to semi-regular reviews again. Either way, thanks for reading and let's get into this!
  • Rip Mitchell
    Published 2 years ago
    Four Albums in 2018 I Regret Missing at the Time!

    Four Albums in 2018 I Regret Missing at the Time!

    Somehow, in a year where I listened to a new album to me every day for all 365 days in it, I missed some really good albums. These few should have been on my top 30 albums of the year—had I heard them before I finalized the list. Then, for fun, instead of making a top five worst list or anything like that, I am going to add one album I regret not missing along with these that I regret missing.
  • Rip Mitchell
    Published 2 years ago
    Mirrors for Psychic Warfare - 'I See What I Became' Review

    Mirrors for Psychic Warfare - 'I See What I Became' Review

    Mirrors for Psychic Warfare is a two-piece Industrial/Folk project featuring Scott Kelly of Neurosis and producer Sanford Parker. The pair formed in 2016 and are most likely based out of the pacific north-west of the USA but there is no town of origin listed I could find. This album is the second release from this band and a follow up to their self-titled full length. This project is an interesting blend of the two listed genres and even a few others leading to a very cerebral calming sound. That also has moments harshness and a few truly tense and unnerving moments throughout. Going into this and seeing the tag of Folk I was under the assumption that this would lie somewhere in the space of Neurosis or Scott Kell’s solo work, I had never been so wrong! While it contains his signature voice there is little to no guitar work involved. In their place, the senses are flooded with a grey soundscape of industrial and ambient beats and samples that at times border on ideas of drone metal or even some trance!