Killing Addiction is a Death Metal band from Ocala, Florida, USA. The band consists of Chad Bailey (Always in our hearts/RIP) – guitar, Mike Serden – guitar, Chris Wicklein – guitar, Chris York – percussion and Pat Bailey – bass/vocals.
I have been into Rock and Metal for most of my life and I do enjoy most of the sub genres of Rock and Metal. 25 years, I got started to get into Death Metal, but over the years for various reasons, I lost touch with it. It wasn’t until a friend of mine who got me back into it – sort of – back in 2006 and I started to do some research on the genre, but after my friend died I lost all interest in the genre, up until 2016, when I started listening to The Rock Casserole on Digital Revolution Radio. On the Casserole there is two DJs and one of them, Mother Metal, she is into the Black and Death Metal genres, and she has gotten me back into the Death Metal genre, but not to the point where I was 25 years ago. Don’t get me wrong I am a fan of the genre, but I am slowly getting back into it.
Now, when I started to listen to Killing Addiction’s Omega Factor, to get a general vibe for what they have created, I was thinking, OK, this is interesting. I let the fifteen track album run. So, after I have listened to the album a couple of times, and my initial thoughts were, that these guys are pretty decent.
The songs that I have found that I liked or that I have found interesting are: Omega Factor, Equating the Trinity, Nothing Remains, Dehumanized, Altered at Birth, Necrosphere, Global Freezing, Impaled. There are seven bonus tracks on the album, some are demos and are from 1990 and some are from a 7″ single which was released in 1991.
I liked Omega Factor because of the music, as there is some sweet guitars, the vocals are growls and good, and they are not overly in your face like some bands. On Equating the Trinity, the drums at the beginning of the song are at the fore and continue throughout the track, but they are not overpowering the rest of the instruments. About half way through the Nothing Remains track there is some really cool riffs. On Dehumanized, the bass line is pretty good as it is good and heavy. Altered at Birth is another song that has a strong, heavy bass line, and overall this song is pretty good. On Necrosphere, the intro is brilliant, as the drums and guitars work really well, as they have that intensity and over the course of the song the bass joins in to help intensify the song, and this has to be one of my favourite tracks off the album. Global Freezing is one of the shortest tracks of the album but it is still a good song.
Overall I really liked the Omega Factor album from Killing Addiction. If you are into the Death Metal genre or you are looking to get into an extreme metal genre, then look no further than Killing Addiction. I recommend that you go and check this band out on their Facebook page.
I would give Killing Addiction and their Omega Factor album a 4.5 out of 5
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