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Hi, sorry if there was already a thread about this band, I searched and didnt see one though. I know this awesome thrash metal band called overkill. they're really good. I was wondering if anyone else here likes them? In case you dont know them heres a song to chek out

well if you know them then feel free to say your favorite albums/songs and such. Mine would probably be horrorscope, Bloodletting and the electric age.

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Re: Overkill I would be surprised if we didn't have one already, but I'll search when I get back to my computer and merge the threads if there is another. As far as the band goes, I love 'em, one of my favorites. I own almost all of their albums, and I've seen them live 3 times. They're easily one of the best live acts ever IMO, they're just fast and furious with tons of presence and intensity. My favorite albums would be Taking Over, Horrorscope, Under the Influence, Feel the Fire, I Hear Black, and Ironbound, but I like all of their output to some degree. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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Seen 'em live 2 times (one Wacken one Greece) and both times they KICKED ASS. They are my favorite thrash band by far. Favorite album is The Years Of Decay, which I consider also the greatest thrash album ever. Drank a beer (or two ;p) with Blitz and DD Verni one day before Wacken somewhere in Germany, and they seemed very cool guys.

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Decent band. Not one of my favorite bands, but I listen to the old stuff every once in a while. Had the chance to see them a couple of times probably, but it's not a band I'm going to drive across the country to see them.
You should, they're the most devastating live thrash band I've ever seen. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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Maybe it's live a different story' date=' but to me on cd, it's pretty good trash metal, but without the balls like Slayer and Dark Angel.[/quote'] They're not as fast as either of those bands, but they're all balls, no bullshit. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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Overkill is one of those bands that I enjoy their latest stuff just as much as their older stuff' date=' they are a very consistent thrash band, definitely in my top 10.[/quote'] Even their groove metal stuff is at least decent, and sometimes really good. Very few bands with a career that long have no albums in their catalog that I don't like. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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So, last saturday I finally got my hands on "The Grinding Wheel".

I only listened to it once. I really liked what I heard and only have one minor complaint so far: WHAT THE FUCK IS BOBBY SINGING ABOUT? The lyrics are fucking retarded. I saw interviews in which he said he likes to combine catch-up phrases that stick to the listener's head or whatever, some fucked up shit like that.

Well, I must be too stupid, but I don't fucking get it. :D

Shit like "Coma" or "Elimination" was straightforward! Now the lyrics seem like random badass talk and some more non-sense that's not even badass.. just BAD!

Only track with cool lyrics is... the cover of Thin Lizzy! I saw them play live that song last November and it went down a storm! Great cover! Better than the one that Ace Frehley put out last year featuring none other than Slash! Dave Linsk fucking nailed the solos.

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4 hours ago, Ikard said:

Not overly familiar with this band. Which albums should I look out for?

They're super consistent. Odds are, whatever you get your hands on will be good. Horrorscope is their most popular album.

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Not overly familiar with this band. Which albums should I look out for?
You really can't go wrong with them, even their groove metal albums are head and shoulders above the shit that most thrash bands became in the 90's. Their first 5 are the old essentials, but I enjoy I Hear Black and Bloodletting from their groove phase a great deal, and newer albums like Ironbound and White Devil Armory are also sick. Those Guitar Hero worshipping pizza-thrash losers can't keep up with the new material of a bunch of 50-something's, so I'm surprised that the movement hasn't expired already.

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4 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

You really can't go wrong with them, even their groove metal albums are head and shoulders above the shit that most thrash bands became in the 90's. Their first 5 are the old essentials, but I enjoy I Hear Black and Bloodletting from their groove phase a great deal, and newer albums like Ironbound and White Devil Armory are also sick. Those Guitar Hero worshipping pizza-thrash losers can't keep up with the new material of a bunch of 50-something's, so I'm surprised that the movement hasn't expired already.

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Sick I'm going to the record store after work I'll keep an eye out.

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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).

 

 

On 12/14/2017 at 2:19 AM, Ikard said:

Not overly familiar with this band. Which albums should I look out for?

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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15 hours ago, Thrashman said:

Never quite been able to get past Bobby Blitz's vocals myself...

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.

 

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