OVERKILL – THE ELECTRIC AGE

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4.5-5

An incredible, relentless, pounding thrash metal album that may be my favorite from this highly underrated band since Taking Over. Overkill have made a string of solid albums lately, but this is just next level. It is uncompromising speed metal at its finest. Production and mix are incredible, the riffing just builds and builds, great songs, great playing. Huge props to drummer Ron Lipnicki who just crushes on this album with a phenomenal performance. The album is loud and crunchy but not over compressed and the album has great stereo separation. Highlights include “Electric Rattlesnake”, “Black Daze”, “Save Yourself”, and the opener “Come & Get It”. Not a bad track on the album and the most classic sounding speed metal for a new release in a very long time. The total package. If you are looking for a new but old school thrash sounding album this is it. Get a neck brace because it kicks your ass from top to bottom. Instant metal classic. Can’t wait for the tour with Testament.amazon

 

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  • carmine on

    I have been an overkill fan from the first time i seen them play at LAmour in Brooklyn they opened up for WASP and blew wasp away Bobby Gustafson was the guitar player and Rat Skates was the drummer, the first 4 overkill albums are the best of all of overkills albums Bobby Gustafson’s guitar playing will never be topped,Bobby G did write the music for those albums .When Rat left the band Sid Falk joined and the drums got heavier .Overkill has two guitar players that can’t play Bobby Gustafson’s guitar part correctly when they play songs from any of the first 4albums . overkill has become just like kiss having two original members making all the money and the others are just for hire .


  • bill wilson on

    this coming from a fan stuck in overkill era of 1989-2004 era…the last 3 albums are F awesome…..Overkill is back in my top 10 bands. Electric is worth every penny…buy it!!


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