RADIATION SICKNESS (U.S.) “Reflections of a Psychotic Past” CD review by www.metalhead.it

RADIATION SICKNESS (U.S.) “Reflections of a Psychotic Past” CD review by www.metalhead.it

By Alberto Vitale

The Radition Sickness begin his career in the late ’80s, Indiana, but they run mostly on an underground, creating two demos and as many EPs and splits. Out only now their first full length, after a dissolution consumatosi at least twenty years ago. Weather for the Radiations stopped, “Reflections of a Psychotic Past” is basically a death metal raw and cheap, no frills and lacquer production. An album that is the son of a ruthless death metal and dated, still partially contaminated by the most extreme and brutal thrash metal. Drumming with a snare equal to a metal tin case triggered by a double suck! The riffing is full-bodied, fast as lightning, or is often dark as thunder. This American band, the name recalling a famous piece of their countrymen Repulsion, played with force but also through purity, obviously dated, and a technique very attractive. Remember the Cryptic Slaughter, Master, but also the first show progressions Obituary and when thrash / hardcore shooting very well known patterns and even older, but still highly effective. At a distance of a few songs from the beginning (since the third “Tripping in the Seas of Madness”) is part of their style, made of dark death metal but linear and staggered parts almost crossover. Moreover, the album includes a remastering of the EP “The Other Me” in 1990, which showcases a band very much in debt to hardcore, so as to touch the tips Suicidal Tendencies., In fact enough to listen to the first 15 “of” Escape to Insanity “. The verge of plagiarism! However, the EP is really useful to see how the band has been able to grow and express themselves then, years after the breakup, through a pure death metal and bad. Probably “Reflections of a Psychotic Past” is a release more for the nostalgic, but its artistic value is undeniable.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Review link: www.metalhead.it/?p=9939

Radiation Sickness links:

Booking Agent: indycardoug38@yahoo.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RadiationDoug

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/radiationdoug

Last fm: www.last.fm/music/Radiation+Sickness

Abyss Records links:

Label & Online Music Store: www.officialabyssrecords.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/abyssrecordsofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialAbyssRecords

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/label/abyssrecords

Last fm: www.last.fm/label/AbyssRecords

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MinionfortheAbyss

To purchase RADIATION SICKNESS “Reflections of a Psychotic Past” CD and other RADIATION SICKNESS merchandise go to: www.officialabyssrecords.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=radiation+sickness

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