Overkill The Electric Age Rarlab

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Overkill discography
Studio albums19
Live albums3
Compilation albums2
Video albums2
Music videos12
Box sets1

Overkill, Megadeth, Heathen, Sacrifice. Yeah, The Electric Age is that good. To be honest, I don´t really know where to start. The pure genius that dwells within these absolute metal masterminds is impossible to describe. They´re supposed to be washed up old men. Came up with this electric Borg-cycle (www.greencardesign.co.uk). In a compact packF or quiet powercompetitive price,with a age—not.

The following is the discography of Overkill an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. The band have released nineteen studio albums, three live albums, two compilation albums, three EPs and one box set. They were one of the early thrash metal bands to sign to a major label (Atlantic Records in 1986), and rose to fame as part of the genre's movement of the late 1980s, along with bands such as Anthrax, Exodus, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Testament. In terms of chart positions and sales, the band's most successful records are Under the Influence (1988), The Years of Decay (1989), I Hear Black (1993), The Electric Age (2012), and White Devil Armory (2014), which debuted at No. 142, No. 155, No. 122, No. 77, and No. 31 respectively on the Billboard 200 chart.[1] As of 2006, Overkill has sold over 625,000 albums in the US since the beginning of the SoundScan era, and over 5 million records worldwide throughout their career.[2]

  • At this point in their career, every time Overkill come back with a new album it feels as if they're giving the metal world a much needed lecture in thrash 101. Much like 2010's Ironbound, The Electric Age is a window to a more straightforward era in heavy metal's past, reminding the world of a time when the genre was a rebellious loner that thrived on volume and aggression and not a.
  • 'The Electric Age' is the 17th full-length studio album by US thrash metal act Overkill. The album was released through Nuclear Blast Records in March 2012. Considering the generally low album sales in these years, it´s a bit surprising that 'The Electric Age' debuted at #77 on the Billboard 200, which marks the first time in the band´s career that one of their albums has made it into the top 100 of that chart.
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Overkill The Electric Age Rarlab


Studio albums[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsSales
1985Feel the Fire
  • Released: April 15, 1985
  • Label: Megaforce
1987Taking Over
  • Released: September 1, 1987
  • Label: Megaforce
1988Under the Influence
  • Released: July 5, 1988
  • Label: Atlantic
1989The Years of Decay
  • Released: October 13, 1989
  • Label: Atlantic
  • US: 67,000+[12]
  • Released: September 3, 1991
  • Label: Atlantic
  • US: 118,000+[13]
1993I Hear Black
  • Released: March 9, 1993
  • Label: Atlantic
  • US: 70,000+[12]
  • Released: July 15, 1994
  • Label: Atlantic
1996The Killing Kind
  • Released: March 5, 1996
  • Label: CMC
1997From the Underground and Below
  • Released: September 30, 1997
  • Label: CMC
  • Released: February 23, 1999
  • Label: CMC
  • US: 20,585+[14]
  • Released: October 24, 2000
  • Label: Metal-Is
2003Killbox 13
  • Released: March 25, 2003
  • Label: Spitfire
  • Released: March 22, 2005
  • Label: Spitfire/Regain
  • US: 16,000+[15]
  • Released: October 9, 2007
  • Label: Bodog Music
  • US: 2,800+[16]
  • Released: January 29, 2010
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • US: 4,100+[17]
2012The Electric Age
  • Released: March 27, 2012
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • US: 6,700+[18]
2014White Devil Armory
  • Released: July 18, 2014
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • US: 8,400+[19]
2017The Grinding Wheel
  • Released: February 10, 2017
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
2019The Wings of War
  • Released: February 22, 2019
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
'—' denotes a release that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positions
1995Wrecking Your Neck
  • Released: May 30, 1995
  • Label: CMC
2002Wrecking Everything
  • Released: June 18, 2002
  • Label: Spitfire
2018Live in Overhausen
  • Released: May 18, 2018
  • Label: Nuclear Blast

Compilation albums[edit]

1996!!!Fuck You!!! and Then Some
  • Released: October 22, 1996
  • Label: Megaforce
  • Released: October 26, 1999
  • Label: Steamhammer/SPV
  • US: 1,815+[14]
2002Hello From the Gutter - the Best of Overkill
  • Released: September 10, 2002
  • Label: Steamhammer/SPV

Box sets[edit]

2015Historikill: 1995–2007
  • Released: October 16, 2015
  • Label: Nuclear Blast

Extended plays[edit]

1985OverkillAzra/Metal Storm
1987!!!Fuck You!!!Megaforce
20126 SongsRock Hard


Overkill The Electric Age Review

1983Power in Black
  • Released: September 12, 1983
  • Label: Self-released


Video albums[edit]

2002Wrecking Everything - An Evening in Asbury Park
  • Released: September 24, 2002
  • Label: Spitfire
  • Formats: DVD
  • US: 6,300+[citation needed]
2008Live at Wacken Open Air 2007
  • Released: February 5, 2008
  • Label: Bodog Music
  • Formats: DVD

Music videos[edit]

1987'In Union We Stand'
Taking Over
1988'Hello from the Gutter'[20]
Under the Influence
The Years of Decay
'Thanx for Nothin'[22]
1993'Spiritual Void'Simeon Soffer[23]I Hear Black
1994'Fast Junkie'
1995'Bastard Nation' (live)
Wrecking Your Neck
1997'Long Time Dyin'
From the Underground and Below
2007'Skull and Bones' (featuring Randy Blythe)Kevin Custer[24][25][26]Immortalis
2010'Bring Me the Night'Ironbound
2012'Electric Rattlesnake'The Electric Age
2014'Armorist'White Devil Armory
'Bitter Pill'
2016'Our Finest Hour' (lyric video)
The Grinding Wheel
'Mean, Green, Killing Machine' (lyric video)
2017'Goddamn Trouble'Kevin Custer[27]
'Shine On'
2018'Hammerhead' (live)
Live in Overhausen
'Thanx for Nothing' (live)
'Second Son' (live)
'Last Man Standing' (Lyric Video)
The Wings Of War
2019'Head Of A Pin' (Lyric Video)
'Welcome To The Garden State'Tommy Jones


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  2. ^'Over Kill - Bobby Gustafson'. LESLIE'S METAL.
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  4. ^ ab'Offizielle Deutsche Charts'. offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
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  7. ^Finnish peaks:
    • The Electric Age: 'Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Suomen virallinen lista - Artistit'. ifpi.fi. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
    • White Devil Armory: 'Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Suomen virallinen lista - Artistit'. ifpi.fi. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
    • The Grinding Wheel: 'Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Suomen virallinen lista - Artistit'. ifpi.fi. Retrieved 2017-02-19.
  8. ^'Austria Top 40 - Hitparade Österreich'. austriancharts.at. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  9. ^'Les charts français'. www.chartsinfrance.net. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  10. ^'Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community'. Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  11. ^'Swedish Charts Portal'. swedishcharts.com. 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  12. ^ ab'Metal Sludge - Sludge Scan For May 2000 - The Power & Glory since 1998'. web.archive.org. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved 2016-05-15.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  13. ^'Overkill Confirmed For Uk's Bloodstock Open Air Festival - Blabbermouth.net'. blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  14. ^ ab'Archived copy'. Archived from the original on 2015-01-02. Retrieved 2013-10-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^'Overkill Frontman On 'The Classic Metal Show'; Audio Available - Blabbermouth.net'. blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  16. ^'Overkill: 'Immortalis' First Week Sales Revealed'. Blabbermouth.net. 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  17. ^'Overkill: 'Ironbound' First Week Sales Revealed'. Blabbermouth.net. 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  18. ^Neilstein, Vince. 'Neilstein Soundscam: A Kolossal Debut'. MetalSucks. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  19. ^'OVERKILL's 'White Devil Armory' Cracks U.S. Top 40'. Blabbermouth.net. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  20. ^'Hello From The Gutter Overkill Music Video'. MTV. 2005-05-02. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  21. ^'Horrorscope Overkill Music Video'. MTV. 2005-07-07. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  22. ^'Thanx for Nothin' Overkill Music Video'. MTV. 2005-08-23. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  23. ^'Spiritual Void Overkill Music Video'. MTV. 2005-07-07. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  24. ^'Overkill: 'Skull & Bones' Video Available'. Blabbermouth.net. 2008-02-29. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  25. ^'Overkill: 'Bring Me The Night' Video Released'. Blabbermouth.net. 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  26. ^'Overkill: Behind The Scenes Footage From 'Electric Rattlesnake' Video Shoot'. Blabbermouth.net. 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  27. ^'Video Premiere: OVERKILL's 'Goddamn Trouble''. Blabbermouth.net. 2017-02-03. Retrieved 2017-08-15.

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This band is one of my new favourites after listening to this CD. They manage to effortlessly bridge the gap and walk the fine line between the two thrash camps. Speed/brutality, and creative, memorable riffage. Just when I thought the Big 4 (minus Slayer) did it pretty well, I heard about these guys recently, and here I am now, writing this review.
THE standout track off the album has to be 'Electric Rattlesnake'. With a kickass title like that, you know you're in for something special. The Halford-esque vocals of Bobby 'Blitz' Ellsworth grabs you in a bearhug and doesn't let go, even AFTER you've stopped listening! (NB this applies to the entire album) The infectiously catchy riffage connects to the listener as well, uses interesting chord progressions as opposed to being a few notes/chords tremolo picked ad nauseam. The slow section gives the band a little something to show off their range.
'Old Wounds, New Scars', 'Drop The Hammer Down' and 'Come and Get It' also deserve mentions for being pretty cool and getting the listener firing on all cylinders with more unbridled speed, pounding drums and infectious, electrifying riffage, but that said, the sound described doesn't really differ from track to track. It's also a fine line to walk between general consistency of sound and repetitiveness, and the band seems focused on doing their own thing which they enjoy and that they hope we enjoy too, and I do still enjoy it; and the many other glowing reviews about this album tell me that many others enjoy it too!
Finally, the drums deserve a big mention. Firstly, Ron Lipnicki has some serious stamina to keep going at such a furious tempo for each song on the album (even if it does get a bit wearing at times), and second of all, he knows how to throw in an interesting fill while fitting the style of the song, which is something not many big-name drummers can do (Lars Ulrich and Ringo Starr are the first names that spring to mind), and he should be applauded for that.
If you like thrash with a generally kickass sound, I highly recommend! They may not be as diverse as Metallica, but then again some decisions are better left un-mentioned (*cough* St Anger *cough*) and the whole thing comes together really nicely due in no small part to the chemistry between all the band members. Pick this album up if you ever get the chance, and enjoy your dose of Overkill!