Monday, May 15, 2017

REVIEW : RADIATION ROMEOS -- Radiation Romeos (2017)

The new band/project of Frontiers Records is called Radiation Romeos and its led by the amazing singer Parramore McCarty, best known for being the front-man of such legendary US metal acts Warrior and famed Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens' solo project, Atomic Playboys. The name of the band came from a line in the already classic tune of “Atomic Playboys".

The production of Radiation Romeos' debut is handled by Michael Voss (Phantom 5, Casanova, Michael Schenker), who also contributed to the songwriting. The sound is melodic hard rock with some strong AOR pinches that makes the final result a pleasant listening.

The opening tune of "Radiation Romeos" is pure melodic hard rock bliss!! Yes, this song is absolutely breathtaking and it includes a little of the Atomic Playboys earlier magic plus a fresh approach and there you have a killer opening! Next, "Ocean Drive" is a more straight forward melodic rocker, with a strong Night Ranger vibe in it, and it's among my personal favorites here. In "Bad Bad Company" the band delivers a heavier and groovier song while in "Like An Arrow" we have the first ballad of the debut. A really nice and typical, late 80's, kinda of ballad with McCarty's emotional vocals in front row and with a superb melody included.

"Promised Land" is a true highlight; a darker rocker, epic and with McCarty's raspy and heartful vocals this song is just brilliant!! "Ghost Town" is a good and very 80's rocker while in "Til The End Of Time" is yet another classic and up-lifting hard rock gem.

As you can all assume here, I really like this debut album a lot. Radiation Romeos's album includes a bunch of some killer tracks in it, powerful vocals by McCarty, excellent guitar work, a very 80's front cover and little of Atomic Playboys magic in it.........grab it!!!!

Rating : 8,5/10

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