Origin: Florida, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Last update/review: August 6, 2015

Response Negative

Response Negative was once known as a recent home for guitarist Bobby Gustafson, who made his mark with Overkill way back when and who has surfaced in other bands over the years. It was Gustafson's co-guitarist Mark Dykstra who formed this band back in September of 2001, eventually getting a lineup together to release a 5-track EP in 2004, featuring a thrash sound not too distant from Overkill, with Nick Barlow's bark almost death metal-like in sound and intensity. Gustafson is long gone (in fact, so is Dykstra), as a new lineup recorded the long-awaited followup The Essence Of Murder in 2015.

Current Members

Nick Barlow


John Wurm


Alex Rivera


Tony Viera


James McCourt


Former Members/Guests

Mark Dykstra


Bobby Gustafson

guitars (ex-Cycle Sluts From Hell, ex-Overkill, ex-Skrew, ex-Vio-lence)

Andrew Goodyer



Response Negative  EP
2004 self-released
  1. All Out War
  2. Silent Son
  3. Etched in Sickness
  4. Carnivorous Lust
  5. Faithless
  • Nick Barlow
  • Mark Dykstra
  • Bobby Gustafson
  • Andrew Goodyer
  • James McCourt

The Essence Of Murder  
2015 self-released
  1. Birth of Suffering
  2. Cursed Womb
  3. The Feeding of Innocence
  4. First Blood
  5. I Am the Future
  6. A Gruesome Path
  7. Unmasked
  8. Bloodlust
  9. The Essence of Murder
  10. Reborn Through Purity
  11. Metal Church (Metal Church cover)
  • Nick Barlow
  • John Wurm
  • Alex Rivera
  • Tony Viera
  • James McCourt

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