Overkill
The Electric Age


5.0
classic

Review

by therealkerryking USER (4 Reviews)
October 17th, 2012 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Amazing.

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

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


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ViperAces
October 17th 2012


12523 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Wow

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012


51437 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


73904 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this guy rocks

Ire
October 17th 2012


41859 Comments


sweet review

Rastapunk
October 18th 2012


803 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Fanboy review...

BlackLlama
October 18th 2012


1760 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


1224 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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

YankeeDudel
October 18th 2012


9335 Comments


i dont like this blitz' vocals like at all

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miketunneyiscool123
April 11th 2015


1112 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good release, but they're starting to lose their edge.

evilford
April 11th 2015


26051 Comments


I lol'd

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Supercoolguy64
April 11th 2015


5029 Comments


good rev pos

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