MetalBite Review by Tom on 10/19/2007
It has been a while since I’ve heard any Overkill
’s recordings, so when I got their new album into my hands, I was really psyched, but also somehow uneasy. I didn’t know what to expect, since the last time that I listened to the band was in the era of “Under the Influence”
or “Years of Decay
.” I’ve listened to those two hundreds of times, so my expectations for “Immortalis”
were rather high. Overkill
They have put out “Feel the Fire”
more than twenty years ago, but it doesn’t seem like they’re planning to slow down any time soon. New album is maybe a little groovier instead of full ahead thrash, but it just explodes with energy that cannot be harnessed. Track after track, they crush and shred with tons of exceptional riffing, great solos, double bass drums that keep the tempo to bang your head to, bass supporting the aggression and intensity, and last, but not least, the amazing and charismatic as ever vocals by Bobby Blitz. I am really impressed with what seems to be a possessed combination of great songwriting, more than a few musical concepts, lots of experience and authenticity, and let’s not forget THE ATTITUDE of course.
took me back in time about two decades, and it felt so good to be able to thrash with the boys again. At the end, it looks like circle of life is in full spin, because once more I find myself listening to Overkill
again and again, just like back in the day.
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