Overkill
The Electric Age


5.0
classic

Review

by therealkerryking USER (4 Reviews)
October 17th, 2012 | 9 replies | 943 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Amazing.

0 of 1 thought this review was well written

Few mother ***ers in the thrash metal scene have quite as instantly ear piercingly recognisable voice as Bobby Blitz, simply because in all of the years this guy has been singing in this high pitched, amazing style, he has never once changed it up and has always kicked ass, regardless what anyone would have you believe. From their classics such as The Years of Decay and Horrorscope, right to the reinvention of the band on Ironbound, they have always delivered nothing more than in your face, balls out thrash ***ing metal, and it has always been absolutely top notch.

The Electric Age is the 2012 follow up to 2010's Ironbound, and boy does it kick a whole lot of balls. Cover to cover, this album is typical Overkill. There are the more progressive structures than the average thrash band, the ***ing heavy as *** riffs that kick the listener to the floor and keep their foot firmly on his or her throat and, most importantly, Bobby is as hilariously aggressive on the microphone as...well... Bobby. There really is no vocalist quite like bobby blitz.

The guitar work for this is ***ing stellar, with thrash ***ing metal solos and riffs all across the board, all of which are absolutely top notch. Forget Ironbound, this is 2012, this is Overkill's most mature, amazing, flat out superb release they have ever done. The drumming is fast and intense throughout, with some superb patterns, and Overkill have always had audible bass, and it is here on top form. Each and every song is a ***ing thrashterpiece, laden with the aggression that made them popular in the first place. These guys were the inventors of thrash, in 1980, regardless of what Lars Ulrich will have you believe, and this is them at their absolute peak, redefining what it means to be a thrash band.


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overtureoverride (4)
A marvelous set of riffs and drumming that is sadly marred by a lack of variety toward the end....

BlackLlama (4.5)
After more than 20 years, countless albums and innumerable tours veteran metal institution Overkill ...


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ViperAces
October 17th 2012



12390 Comments


Wow

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012



49980 Comments


Kreator a 2
Death a 3.5
And this is a 5?

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Eclecticist
October 17th 2012



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

HAHAHA the rating alone is hilarious!!!

KILL
October 17th 2012



71253 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this guy rocks

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Ire
October 17th 2012



41753 Comments


sweet review

Rastapunk
October 18th 2012



732 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Fanboy review...

BlackLlama
October 18th 2012



1644 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

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I still don't think it's a 4, and my initial impressions have gone down a notch from when I wrote mine. It's good, but I still listen to Ironbound more. And I listed to Fire - HScope more than anything.

Madbutcher3
October 18th 2012



1098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album is pretty great. Got some good riffs across the board.

YankeeDudel
October 18th 2012



9311 Comments


i dont like this blitz' vocals like at all

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