Overkill – The Atlantic Years: 1986-1994 CD Box Set – Review16th October 2021
So I may be a little biased when it comes to this review. Overkill just so happen to be my favorite thrash band. Ever since I heard Deny The Cross from Taking Over I was hooked. As far as I’m concerned they’re one of those rarebands of this genre that haven’t released a bad album.
Overkill have (to date) recorded 19 studio albums and it’s been a few years since the release of the Historikill 1995-2007 Boxset, so it’s about time the Atlantic Years was done.
Taking Over, Under The Influence, The Years Of Decay, Horrorscope, I Hear Black and W.F.O are all here and housed in replica album sleeves. (the vinyl version is half speed mastered for dynamic range and pressed on 180gram Vinyl)
Sadly there is no booklet or liner notes for the albums, but that’s just a tiny niggle compared to the absolute classic albums here. All 6 of these albums have been deleted for some time so for the new fan who discovered them on the back of The Grinding Wheel and The Wings Of War this is going to blow their mind.
Every album is a great in it’s own right and has it’s fair share of stand out tracks. Taking Over has Wrecking Crew and Powersurge, Under The Influence of course has Hello From The Gutter but also the mind blowing Brainfade. The Years Of Decay contains Elimination and the epic Playing With Spiders/Skullcrusher. Game changing album Horroscope contains the brutal track Coma and their take on the Edgar Winter track Frankenstein.
Release – 3rd December 2021
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