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  1. I was a big fan of Overkill in the 80's and rated them pretty much on the same level as Megadeth and Anthrax, just below Metallica and Slayer. In hindsight I rate them higher than Megadeth and much higher than Anthrax based on their 'classic era' output as well as their live shows. Anthrax hasn't aged well for me aside from Spreading The Disease. Aside from seeing them live for the fourth, and unfortunately last, time in 1999 I had mostly lost track of them after 1994's WFO, which I hated, until I heard Ironbound in 2010. Ironbound totally blew me away and I've been back on the bandwagon since. The three albums after, The Electric Age, White Devil Armory and The Grinding Wheel are all very solid and I was expecting more of the same from album #19. What I wasn't expecting was another album as good as Ironbound. The Wings Of War is a fabulous album, completely in the vein of old school thrash without sounding dated or forced (cough, Hardwired, cough). 9.5/10
  2. Opeth are pleased to present you with the title and tracklisting for their awaited 13th observation. "In Cauda Venenum", is due out this fall on Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, In Cauda Venenum will be released in two versions, in both Swedish and English languages. Various physical and digital formats will be available and additional details will be announced in the coming months. In anticipation of the impending release, OPETH will be performing shows around the world through the end of the year. Dates are and ticketing info can be found here: www.opeth.com/tour-dates or on the "Dates, Tickets' tab on this Facebook page. Additional touring will be announced soon. In Cauda Venenum Tracklisting: 1. Livet’s Trädgård / Garden Of Earthly Delights (Intro) 2. Svekets Prins / Dignity 3. Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör / Heart In Hand 4. De Närmast Sörjande / Next Of Kin 5. Minnets Yta / Lovelorn Crime 6. Charlatan 7. Ingen Sanning Är Allas / Universal Truth 8. Banemannen / The Garroter 9. Kontinuerlig Drift / Continuum 10. Allting Tar Slut / All Things Will Pass
  3. I never heard anything by these guys until a few years ago. I now have Darkness In A Different Light and Theories Of Flight. Both are excellent, I have no idea how these guys are flying totally under the radar and Dream Theater is so big. Edit: I also have the live albums Still Life and Live Over Europe, both are very solid.
  4. I remember friends back in the 80's saying the same thing. I never had a problem with his vocals but, I can understand others not liking them. Then again, Mustaine could be a tough listen, as well as Exodus' 2nd vocalist (Souza?). You might want to check out some of the more recent Overkill albums, his vocals aren't quite as high as they used to be.
  5. Big Overkill fan here since about mid '86 or so. Criminally underrated band. IMO, their last five albums are light years better than anything the Big 4 has put out in the same time period (2010 - present) and I say that as a big fan of those bands, at least their classic era releases anyway. I highly recommend Ironbound (2010) and The Wings Of War (2019). From the early days I'd say The Years Of Decay and Horrorscope. Their debut, Feel The Fire, is excellent as well and I would recommend it if you like Slayer and/or Megadeth's debut. For their more recent stuff see my post above.
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