Grim Reaper
Rock You To Hell


4.0
excellent

Review

by BigHans USER (108 Reviews)
March 3rd, 2014 | 34 replies | 662 views


Release Date: 1987 | Tracklist


8 of 8 thought this review was well written

You know those gnarly montages in 80s movies where the protagonist or group of protagonists do some really rad stuff (lifting weights, running tubular uphill sprints, driving on the beach, drinking hard) in a short period of time to make a time lapse seem quicker? And you know how those scenes are usually accompanied by a random bodacious rockin’ song with pump up verses and shouted repeated choruses that just follow the song title? That’s pretty much encapsulates every tubular song on Grim Reaper’s “Rock You To Hell.”

Grim Reaper were a NWOBHM that had some bitchin riffs and righteous, nut-curdling-wail clean vocals, kind of like a cross between early 80s Priest and Dokken. The problem for Grim Reaper is their debut got them a bit of notoriety, then their record company totally had a spaz and liked totally screwed them hard in a most non-triumphant way, so by the time “Rock You To Hell” came out, the only metal that anybody thought was rad was thrash and hair metal. I’m not really sure where the record company’s beef was because jams like the title track, “Rock Me Till I Die,” and not one, but two songs about vampires were grody to the max (in a good way) and should have been radio staples. In the end, what their dipstick record company did to Grim Reaper was not even cool and makes me wonder what their Goddamn damage was, because this is some jamming, fun, easy going metal.



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BigHans
March 3rd 2014



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Really quick write up because it needed a review hard.

#80sSlang

KjSwantko
March 3rd 2014



8717 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

If this has anything as good as the chorus in SEEEEEEEEEE YOU IN HELL MY FRIENDDDDDDDDDDD it will rule. Jamming immediately.

Sup, pos'd

manosg
March 3rd 2014



4665 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Excellent album man and a good choice for review. I enjoy this one more than their debut.

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dannyboy89
March 3rd 2014



7363 Comments


Pos'd hard.

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ZombicidalMan
March 3rd 2014



1155 Comments


do a Tokyo Blade review next dude

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
March 3rd 2014



18154 Comments


For some reason I've never listened to a full album by this band. I should change that.

Pos'd m/

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KjSwantko
March 3rd 2014



8717 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Damn, "Lust for Freedom" is a sweet jam. m/

BigHans
March 3rd 2014



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fuck yeah m/

facupm
March 3rd 2014



5565 Comments


see you in heeeeell

need to check this

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DominionMM1
March 3rd 2014



8793 Comments


well done my friend

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntty2OB_PYI

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BigHans
March 3rd 2014



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haha fuck yes Beavis & Butthead slay

DominionMM1
March 3rd 2014



8793 Comments


think i'm gonna make a beavis and butthead list here soon

BigHans
March 3rd 2014



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

do it man

manosg
March 3rd 2014



4665 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Go for it man! Gonna wear my Beavis & Butthead t-shirt and comment.

BigHans
March 3rd 2014



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

m/

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
March 3rd 2014



18154 Comments


Hans bro would this be a good place to start with this band? Or should I check their debut first?

BigHans
March 3rd 2014



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

probably jam them both back to back Jamie, will probably take you an hour.

KjSwantko
March 3rd 2014



8717 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah they're both short albums.

DominionMM1
March 3rd 2014



8793 Comments


THIS IS WHAT I'M GOOONNNA DDDOOOOOOOOOO

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
March 3rd 2014



18154 Comments


Sweet, I'll check both at some point in the near future.



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