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

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

By Angel Kilmistered

The Radiation Sickness formed in America (Indianapolis) in 1987, from the Doug Palmer and Ryan Rollins. The main reason why this band was formed, it was addiction, depression and love they had for the extreme underground scene and quickly began to bring up the bottom, and making a similar feel to the space. After some changes in the line up, the band recorded their first and legendary of the demo, “Elvis Ain’t Dead” with influences from Napalm Death, Chaos UK, Discharge, Slayer, Cryptic Slaughter, The Accused. The Radiation Sickness spent all their time playing music in every event that they could, but in 1989 the founding member Ryan Rollins, commits suicide (after depression) and substantially delayed. After the addition of Byron Holton (bass), spend every weekend on the road, playing live with bands like Repulsion, Impetigo, Skeletal Earth, Immolation, Macabre, Dead Horse and advertise their new EP, “The Bounds of Reality”. In 1990 they enter the studio to record the limited edition album, “The Other Me, A Journey into Insanity”, which eventually gets great reviews in the field and two years later, they begin to work on new material. After years of stagnation, they make an all time classic reunion to play in the upcoming live. With a steady line up, the Doug Palmer (vocals), Tom Ball (guitar), Byron Holton (bass), Mike Herold (drums), they enter the studio again after twenty two years to record a new album, titled “Reflections of a Psychotic Past “. Old school American death metal, with many influences from Napalm Death, Asphyx, Cryptic Slaughter and Repulsion. Although composed of nineteen tracks, the length of the disc does not exceed forty minutes, and it’s all a short time. Old school also is the production of the album … Good overall feeling, but I think it loses a lot of volume (especially on vocals), unfortunately. Released in June by Abyss Records remastered and includes a copy of “The Other Me, A Journey into Insanity” (1990) and if all goes well, we will continue with several live appearances at various relevant events.

Rating: 7/10

This review was originally written in Greek and has been translated using Google Translate. To view the original review in Greek click the link below.

Review link: www.greekrebels.gr/component/content/article/34-albums/4345-radiation-sickness-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-abyss?directory=60

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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