Feral Kid (2017)
This is the first time I've been sent a flexi to review since I started up this website. Right away, that stood out. Plus, while I can't say I like the artwork, it's definitely colorful and attention grabbing.
I reviewed another Radiation Risks 7" earlier in the year and while I do like the songs on this new flexi more than the older 7", I still can't go so far as to say I like this band. But I don't dislike them. It's complicated. I like the music quite a bit. It's fast and upbeat with jangly guitar, fun chord progressions and pretty decent hooks. I find my head bobbing along when I listen to it and in particular I just love the guitar tone they achieved with this recording. They should bottle that stuff.
By only hang up is that I'm not really partial to the singer. Though, again, it's a big improvement from the last 7". I still think the band as a whole would benefit from some more melody in the vocals and a less ferocious delivery. This singer kind of feels like he's still trying to transition from a hardcore band into whatever Radiation Risks is turning into. The progression is happening and change is obvious; these are much better songs. But, i don't think that the band is there yet. If they truly embraced the pop songs that they're writing, I think they could be great.
Radiation Risks - Headless Horseman Flexi: