Reciprocal was formed in January of 2007 when vocalist Jacob Enfinger and guitarist Andy McLeod met guitarist Alex Crescioni and drummer Dustin Perle via online "musicians wanted" ads. Recognizing each others' musicianship, professionalism, and dedication, the four together established one of the sickest death metal bands of its time.

In an effort to find a bassist, the band had posted their performance online, and were then approached by Unique Leader Records. The band signed with the label late 2007, and still remained without a bassist.

In early 2008, Reciprocal decided to ask Brain Drill bassist Jeff Hughell if he would be interested in joining after break-up rumors his band were confirmed. He agreed to perform as a session player on their debut album and offered to play the band's first show at The Black Castle in Los Angeles. The show was a success, and the performance was proof the band was explosive live. Shortly afterward, Jeff decided to join Reciprocal as a permanent member.

Reciprocal was due to record in the fall of '08. Before the band set foot in the studio, personal differences resulted in the loss of a member. Alex decided he would leave the band after he finished recording his parts for the album. Determined, the band moved on as a four piece.

Due to business disagreements, Reciprocal and Unique Leader parted ways toward the end of 2009, and the band set an official independent release date of 11-19-09 with a record release show scheduled at the Whisky A Go-Go. The show was brutal, and hailed a success by all who were in attendance.

Reciprocal set out in spring of 2010 for what they called “The Hate Tour”. Traveling throughout North America, the band made their mark from coast to coast. After their tour, the band began writing material for their next full length effort. While continuing to write with the band, bassist Jeff Hughell joined the internationally acclaimed metal act, Six Feet Under.

Reciprocal went into the studio in May of 2012 to record what was to be titled “New Order of the Ages” at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California with engineer Zack Orhen (Anomalous, Brain Drill, Decrepit Birth). Reciprocal began promoting New Order of the Ages at the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA and is currently seeking a record label.