Dr. Living Dead!
Radioactive Intervention
Style: Crossover Thrash
Release date: 30 November, 2012
Playing time: 38:00

For me, Dr. Living Dead!'s eponymously entitled debut from 2011 was a riot. These four young Swedes sounded like a mix of Nuclear Assault and Suicidal Tendencies, a crossover wet dream, the spirit of 1988/1989-ish right there, i.e. the time when I became a full-blown metal fan.

Thing is this: If you liked the first album, you'll like this one too. If, on the other hand, you're looking for a major style change or development or anything, I have to disappoint you. Nothing has changed. Dr. Living Dead! is even more stubbornly being so late 80s and, if anything, just doing it a bit more self-assuredly than on the first release.

This is a clone band, yes, I'll be the first to admit it, but fuck it, I really like what they do, because they're so convincing. Take e.g. the songs Signs from the Other Side, The Meaning of Life, Suffering and Mental Warzone. They sound more like the real ST than ST themselves have sounded for years!

Look, I don't know if Dr. Living Dead! will last long as a concept, but as long as they do, I'm going to enjoy them for they are: A band who have put their heart and soul into paying homage to a period of music history I grew into and still love to bits. Thrash or be thrashed. What can I say - I can't help being in a ridiculously good mood when I listen to this album!


1. Radioactive Intervention
2. You're Lost
3. Signs from the Other Side
4. The Meaning of Life
5. They Live
6. Bringer of Truth
7. Suffering
8. Mental Warzone
9. Life Sucks
10. Hiding Inside of Me
11. Timeless
12. Dead New World

Label: High Roller Records
Promotion: Sure Shot Worx
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 18 November, 2012
Website: Dr. Living Dead @facebook