Entropy is premiering their guitar playthrough of “Ripzone” with us today off of their latest release “Force Convergence”! Check it out below!
“‘Ripzone’ is a straight-up ripper!! This was the 1st or 2nd tune written for the album. For years, the working title was ripper! Right from the start, I wanted a less is more approach on this tune for leads; man I wanted to shred all over the middle parts… but knowing this was likely the lead-off track I wanted to melt faces with the crush. Pound it and snap some necks!!
The throwback to some classic Maiden/Priest style harmonies going on in the 2 bridges before the lead really sets the table so when the lead does finally come in, I feel it has way more of an impact. The 2 guitars layered under the lead make it feel huge. It’s the first time I’ve harmonized a lead since the ‘Ashen Existence’ album. It just made sense to me to go for it.
Our tuning is E-flat drop D so the E is C sharp. Have fun with it – warm that right hand up first for maximum jackhammer action!”
“We wanted to bring metal fans a sci-fi horror experience with the album story. The lyrical inspiration is from bands like Rush, Queensryche, Voivod, Iron Maiden, and also from films like Aliens, Predator, War Of The World’s, Independence Day, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers. There is also a sprinkle of war scene themes throughout the story, like Apocalypse Now, Platoon, and Starship Troopers, mixed in for fun.”