Stalking the wild lands of Rio de Janeiro since 2008, Brazil?s Whipstriker has been steadily pumping out releases, becoming the paradigm of dirty and grimy South American metal. Spearheaded by bassist/vocalist Victor Whipstriker, the band seemingly rotates session members from other well known Brazilian metal acts (Apokalyptic Raids and Farscape, both of which Victor has played in as well). The band?s brand of heavy metal focuses on dirty speed metal and thrashing belligerence, with blackened edges all around, giving more than a few nods to the likes of Tank, Mot?rhead and Venom. The band?s second full length album, Troopers of Mayhem, sees Whipstriker continuing their brand of crude rock ?n? roll, yet with a much stronger production this time around. Fans of sleazy, grimy South American metal will no doubt find a new favorite in Whipstriker. Chock full of solid throwback riffing and influences full worn on sleeves, Troopers of Mayhem isn?t anything groundbreaking, but hot damn does this rock pretty hard. Victor Whipstriker and crew have struck Brazilian gold and will no doubt become forerunners of one of the hardest hitting scenes in metal. From the wild lands they came, and as Whipstriker put it, ?so loud, god cannot hear it?.