Anyone remember Overkill? I sure do. They, along with bands like Testament, Exodus, Anthrax and Megadeth help define the thrash metal scene that started in the early eighties. And while many of these bands have enjoyed marginal success and managed not to fade into obscurity, Overkill kind of disappeared off of my radar for many years. After doing a bit of research, I was surprised to find that the band had released (with this new album counting) a whopping 25 albums!!!! There also has been several line-up changes with only frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth still at the helm. He has been with the band since it's early incarnations so you gotta give the guy props for stability. As far as the music is concerned these guys still pound out great thrash metal with Bobby's signature, snarling, gritty vocals spewing venom at every turn. Hopefully these guys can land a slot on a tour with some of the bigger guns from today and get noticed again. So, throw your horns in the air, bang your head and give it all for Overkill!
- Craig Harvey