@Kelheor gotta stay on brand, amirite? XD You all know what I'm about by now but I've got nothing to say against Tapas, they're giving me a free platform to share my comic. Why complain? I'd rather talk about what I love, METAL.
Right out the gate, the bass guitar hits you like a hi speed train, then the guitars come in, you're left like a shredded pork taco on the rails. This song's intro is DESTRUCTION.
Powersurge is special. The first Overkill song I ever heard and learned to play on bass, but, the twist is...I knew it as a cover song first. By this band, Ultimatum.
I would go on to the above band's vocalist, Scott Waters, website No Life Til Metal. He has a huge selection of Metal reviews and is where I gained my appreciation for all thing metal. (Though...he is very biased against Metalcore and many modern style metal bands. Something I outgrew.)
Wanna know where I first gained my extensive band knowledge? That website.
"Simply stated. In a word. You know me...I came to Shred!"
Nothin fancy to say about this song. It's a thrash classic talking about shredding and being a metalhead. It's fast, rude, and the guitar solo is a ripper.
7. "The Green and Black"
Oh boy...number seven, and I'm starting to sweat. Maybe this should have been a
Anyways, this one's about guns, money, and a heist gone sideways. It's so good, and the solo is surprisingly melodic. This album is where Overkill finally had a sophomore release with lead guitarist Dave Linsk. Up until the previous album Immortalis, Overkill had a bunch of fill ins for every album during the 90s through the 00's (Dave did play live for them multiple times during that era). It shows, the songwriting from Ironbound onwards gets better and better.
6. "Mean, Green, Killing Machine"
This song boasts about the unstoppable metal force, that is Overkill. Never stop rolling on guys. You survived the nineties, every album has a distinct flare, yet always sounds like Overkill without getting stale. Oh. And the drum intro is perfect.
5. "Playing with spiders/Skullkrusher"
Heavyweight, slow, plodding Doom-esque monster of a song. This is where Overkill started establishing an emphasis on groove. DD Verni, their bassist really puts the screws on you with his nasty bass line chunkage.
"Born on the crest of a sonic wave." That lyric makes this song. It's all about being a metalhead, and that's enough for me. This one has everything, a slow build, great groove, awesome solo, all around badass.
3. "Thanx for Nothin'"
Another barn burner with an in your face intro, this time the drums kick it off.
Here we go, this one is so nasty and aggressively groovy I can't help but break out into a grin every single time it starts playing. The live version is even better, the scratchy muted riff parts ring out so well. I find myself hitting repeat on this one almost every time.