Radiation Romeos

Radiation Romeos

Album Type:
Release Date:
2nd June 2017
Record Label:
Frontiers Records
Total Tracks:
11
Genre:
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RATING: 

Parramore McCarty anyone? Back in 1985 he was the guy who sang on one of the cornerstones in US Metal, Fighting for the Earth by Warrior. Later on, he appeared on Steve Steven’s Atomic Playboys album. The inspiration for the band name Radiation Romeos comes from the Steve Steven’s Atomic Playboys song.

Looking at the front cover might lead to the assumption that he’s back doing US Metal, but I must inform any hopeful that Radiation Romeos is a somewhat different ballgame. It’s actually a fine combination of US Hard Rock and AOR.

Working with one of Frontiers Records most used songwriters and producers, Michael Voss, on this self-titled debut album has really paid off. They thankfully do not fall into the trap many AOR bands do these days, so no, at no point do they become cheesy and predictable. Even though not all songs are of the highest caliber, the highlights surely make up for the few weaker songs.

First class AOR is hard to come by these days, and even though this isn’t a strict AOR album, there’s still plenty for AOR aficionados to enjoy on Radiation Romeos.

Good one!

Best moments: ‘Ocean Drive’, ‘Like an Arrow’, ‘Promised Land’, and ‘Monstertraxx’.

Tracklist:

01. Radiation Romeos (4:23)
02. Ocean Drive (4:47)
03. Bad Bad Company (4:22)
04. Mystic Mountain (3:59)
05. Like an Arrow (5:00)
06. Promised Land (6:03)
07. Castaway (4:04)
08. Ghost Town (4:58)
09. Til the End of Time (3:56)
10. On the Tight Rope (4:30)
11. Monstertraxx (4:29)

Playing Time: 50:48
Line-Up:

Parramore McCarty - Vocals
Doc Heyne - Guitars
Jogi Spittka - Bass
Gereon Homann - Drums

Kenn Jensen
About Kenn Jensen 288 Articles
When I kicked this site off back in 2003, I had no idea that it would turn into what it has become. I am very proud of what we've done and achieved over the years. Musically I have a soft spot for 80s inspired hard rock, but my favourite music and bands are all to be found in the progressive universe these days.

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