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.