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Release date: 27 March 2012
Style: Thrash metal

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01. Come And Get It
02. Electric Rattlesnake
03. Wish You Were Dead
04. Black Daze
05. Save Yourself
06. Drop The Hammer Down
07. 21st Century Man
08. Old Wounds, New Scars
09. All Over But The Shouting
10. Good Night

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Additional info
Recorded and mixed at Gain Studios in New Jersey.

Staff review by
Daniell

Rating:
8.9
This is a year when old masters show us how it's done. First, in the death metal enclave, Asphyx showed us how real death metal is supposed to sound, and now it's time for the somehow stale thrash pond full of seemingly fresh fish who stink of plagiarism to be shown the real thrash deal. Overkill, who already swept the thrash scene clean 2 years ago with Ironbound, are back with The Electric Age.

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published 03.04.2012 | Comments (38)

Staff pick by
wormdrink414

03.04.2012 Well whaddayaknow. Another good Overkill release.

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  Thumbs up: Daniell, Ag Fox, Promonex, Mr. Doctor

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John Shock - 04.07.2012 at 20:47  
 
Written by RAVASTATOR on 03.06.2012 at 23:41

Old Wounds, New Scars is my personal standout off the album, ripping guitars in the chorus sound like a devil's chainsaw needing a bit more gas! First Overkill album i've bought and judging from the consistent songwriting on the album, the first of many!



And you do very well, suport the talented bands, not the fake ones!
Mattybu - 31.07.2012 at 17:44  
  Overkill still bringing it hard in 2012. This album is quite good, and even thought I am probably guilty of some Ponderering every now and then, to me Overkill is an example of a band who is at least as good if not better on their recent albums than they used to be back in the 80's.
Sentinel65 - 05.08.2012 at 19:30  
  Excellent album, the one complaint I have is the lyrics, which normally don't bother me. Some of these lyrics are painfully bad, it seems like they just threw words out that rhymed.
Metalex - 24.08.2012 at 19:01  
Rating: 10 Great album for the new youngsters who want to discover Thrash kind! cheers!
juniorlovesmetal - 30.12.2012 at 18:36  
Rating: 8 I liked their previous album "Ironbound". I never would had thought " The Electric Age" was going to be way better.
Fritillaria - 09.02.2013 at 09:53  
  It can't be rated a bad album, but there were only two or three songs on this album I'd I love to hear them several times more.
Himedal - 29.09.2013 at 23:14  
Rating: 9 Pretty good but Ironbound is better.
Himedal - 29.09.2013 at 23:16  
Rating: 9
Written by Metalex on 24.08.2012 at 19:01

Great album for the new youngsters who want to discover Thrash kind! cheers!

exactly still playing retro thrash after all these years and still crushing and ruling.
Lit. - 29.11.2013 at 08:27  
  Electric Rattlesnake = Coolest freaking bridge ever.
God Buster 鬼 - 12.08.2014 at 20:20  
Rating: 5 Nothing special at all.
Maco - 19.07.2015 at 08:15  
Rating: 8 I'm seriously starting to think that this may be their best album.
deadone - 19.07.2015 at 11:34  
 
Written by Maco on 19.07.2015 at 08:15

I'm seriously starting to think that this may be their best album.



No way. It's good but not that good. The song writing and the sound are behind Ironbound let alone classics like Years oF Decay and Horrorscope. In fact the sound is somewhat sterile and mechanical.
Maco - 19.07.2015 at 22:29  
Rating: 8
Written by deadone on 19.07.2015 at 11:34

No way. It's good but not that good. The song writing and the sound are behind Ironbound let alone classics like Years oF Decay and Horrorscope. In fact the sound is somewhat sterile and mechanical.


Well, I actually think that the production is fine, I like it, after all, is not a wall of sound. Even if I used to love their early stuff, it seems that the love has been disappearing since some time. Nowadays, I think that those albums are just ok.

I never understood why Ironbound gets so much love, okay I know that the album was a return to form, but it was just decent, not that great. The Electric Age was an improvement over the songwriting, and it's one of those albums I can count on when I'm in the mood of some modern thrash.
deadone - 20.07.2015 at 01:50  
 
Written by Maco on 19.07.2015 at 22:29

Well, I actually think that the production is fine, I like it, after all, is not a wall of sound/.


I find the drums too clicky. Ironbound was far more organic. I like drums to sound like drums. Triggers and drum machines be damned!

Quote:

I never understood why Ironbound gets so much love, okay I know that the album was a return to form, but it was just decent, not that great. The Electric Age was an improvement over the songwriting, and it's one of those albums I can count on when I'm in the mood of some modern thrash.


I didn't think the songs were as memorable as Ironbound but that's just personal taste!

Oh and the lyrics on Overkill albums seem more and more retarded and inane as time goes by e.g. from Ironbound:

"All my friends are green & black
All my friends are right
All my friends are automatic
They all rule the night"

Though Electric Age is still a good album. The new one White Devil Armoury is pure rehash and quite dull and predictable.
Maco - 20.07.2015 at 02:11  
Rating: 8
Written by deadone on 20.07.2015 at 01:50

Opinion


Tbh, The Electric Age was the second album I've ever heard from them, the first one was The Years Of Decay, and that album didn't age well imo.
deadone - 20.07.2015 at 02:37  
 
Written by Maco on 20.07.2015 at 02:11

Written by deadone on 20.07.2015 at 01:50

Opinion


Tbh, The Electric Age was the second album I've ever heard from them, the first one was The Years Of Decay, and that album didn't age well imo.



Fair enough and we are all entitled to different opinions!

Years of Decay was the first album I heard from them and I still love it to this day along with Horrorscope. The age doesn't bother me - I like the 1980s/early 1990s sound more than the modern denser stuff.

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