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The rippers of bongs themselves.
Bongripper are a four-piece instrumental Stoner/Sludge/Doom Metal band from Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 2005, they have been known for really pushing Doom Metal's extremity and being rather eclectic. While they're primary style is founded in doom metal, they also take after Death Metal, Black Metal, Progressive Metal, Dark Ambient, and Post-Rock.

Along with that, they've always been known for their songs being really freaking long and having a twisted sense of humor such as naming one of their albums Hippie Killer. From making really lame puns ("Reefer Sutherland" and "Great Barrier Reefer" come to mind), and titling some of their works "Sex Tape," "Snuff Film," and "Charlie, Burt Reynolds Has Got Shit On You." They've also gained notoriety for their rather intense live performances, complete with the members going crazy on stage and general awesomeness.



  • The Great Barrier Reefer (2006)
  • Hippie Killer (2007)
  • Heroin (2007)
  • Hate Ashbury (2008)
  • Satan Worshipping Doom (2010)
  • Miserable (2014)
  • Terminal (2018)


  • Album Intro Track: "Tranny Ride" on Hippie Killer.
  • Alliterative Title: "Droid Developer' and "Her Highness".
  • Bears Are Bad News: The song title "Terrible Bear Attack". It's actually about killing hippies.
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom: They're a (mostly) Doom Metal band that has released an album called Satan Worshipping Doom, which features a song named "Doom".
  • Doom Metal: Stoner doom, to be specific, though many other genres show up.
  • Drone of Dread: "Thanks For Sticking Around", which is pure drone doom. "Tranny Ride" also counts. Also, the second half of "Descent".
  • Epic Rocking:
    • Most of their albums are built up of 3-5 songs that are really long.
      • Hell, their first two albums, Great Barrier Reefer and Heroin, were both just one hour long song packed into one album.
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  • Gratuitous French: The "Je m'appelle" song, in title only. The "lyrics" are samples from an old documentary about hippies.
  • Harsh Vocals: The only instance of vocals in their entire discography, on "Terrible Bear Attack."
    "Die you hippy scum, die you hippy scum
    Peace won't save you from my gun"
  • Heavy Meta: Satan Worshiping Doom, at least in the title.
  • Intentionally Awkward Title: "Charlie, Burt Reynolds Has Got Shit On You".
  • Neo Classical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: As said in the description, their main sound can be pinned back down to Doom Metal, but other influences in their sound are apparent.
  • Instrumentals: Everything except for "Terrible Bear Attack" and arguably "Je m'appelle".
  • Limited Lyrics Song: "Terrible Bear Attack", as seen above.
  • Pun: "Reefer Sutherland", also counts as a Shout-Out.
    • Hate Ashbury also counts, as its a play on the famous Haight-Ashbury street in San Francisco, widely considered to be the birth place of the hippie movement.
    • Great Barrier Reefer is another one.
  • Post-Rock/Something Completely Different: A post rock song on a doom metal album? Yes, in fact their song "Charlie, Burt Reynolds Has Got Shit On You," is a post rock song. "Reefer Sutherland" also counts as post-metal, as it gradually transitions into a section that wouldn't be out of place on an Isis album.
  • Sampling: "Je m'appelle" features samples from a 60's era documentary about hippies.
  • Satan: Satan Worshipping Doom. It has four tracks, each titled "Hail", "Satan", "Worship", "Doom".
  • Snuff Film: The title of their song, "Snuff Film," tied with the song, "Sex Tape," which gives off some unsettling vibes.
  • The Stoner: Look at the band name.
  • Theme Naming: From Satan Worshipping Doom onwards, all song titles in their respective albums form a sentence.
    • Satan Worshipping Doom: "Hail", "Satan", "Worship", "Doom".
    • Miserable: "Endless", "Descent", "Into Ruin".
    • Terminal: "Slow", "Death".
  • Transgender: "Tranny Ride," again, in title only.


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