Despite only one recorded album to their credit, Repulsion is widely
respected as a death/grind metal pioneer.
The band formed in 1985 as Genocide, and after a demo was recorded
with that name, the members realized that several other Genocides
(the Japanese Genocide
was one), and they changed the band name to Repulsion.
Their debut album, originally to be titled
Slaughter Of The Innocent
, was recorded in 1986, but didn't see
a release until it was picked up by the Necrosis label
(run by Carcass
and released as Horrified
in 1989, by
which time the band had actually broken up due to Matt Olivo
joining the armed forces.
By 1991 the band was back together for a time, eventually leading
to a re-release of Horrified
by Relapse Records a year later,
but by 1993 the band was done, presumably for good.
Horrified is somewhat primitive by modern death metal standards,
but undeniably influential on a very young scene, sounding at times
a bit like what
was doing, or perhaps early
(incidentally, Olivo and Scott Carlson briefly played with Chuck
Schuldiner in an early version of Death).
In addition to the 1992 Relapse version, a 2002 re-release with
bonus tracks has also seen the light of day.
Many years after their heyday, Repulsion reunited.
They do play live, though their present lineup and long-term
plans aren't clear at this time.
Reviews: Metal Observer
- The Stench of Burning Death
- Eaten Alive
- Acid Bath
- Slaughter of the Innocent
- Radiation Sickness
- Splattered Cadavers
- Festering Boils
- Pestilent Decay
- Driven to Insanity
- Six Feet Under
- Bodily Dismemberment
- The Lurking Fear
- Black Breath
- Maggots in Your Coffin
- Scott Carlson
- Aaron Freeman
- Matt Olivo
- Dave Hollingshead