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Release date: 13 October 1989
Style: Thrash metal

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01. Time To Kill
02. Elimination
03. I Hate
04. Nothing To Die For
05. Playing With Spiders / Skullkrusher
06. Birth Of Tension
07. Who Tends The Fire
08. The Years Of Decay
09. E.vil N.ever D.ies

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If there's one thing "fans" of thrash metal like to do, it would be complaining about the big 4. In some of the less intellectual corners of the internet, people like to make their own version, usually kicking out one of the "sellouts". Overkill is one of those names you see time and time again as an alternative, a band who many people feel never got the credit they deserve. The Years Of Decay is seen by many as their best and a classic... But is it really?

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published 01.07.2014 | Comments (12)

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Void Eater - 16.03.2011 at 19:59  
  If Skullcrusher and Who Tends the Fire weren't so damn long, than this would easily place as my second thrash album, behind Peace Sells, but those two songs drag on for so long, it just brings the whole album down. Great album still, by a ridiculously underrated band.
RavenKing - 16.03.2011 at 20:15  
 
Written by Void Eater on 16.03.2011 at 19:59

Great album still, by a ridiculously underrated band.


I don't want to start a debate but I think when it comes to Thrash, Overkill is not underrated at all. Overrated, more like.
Mediocre pussy pseudo-Thrash, Imo.
BeastOfMetal456 - 31.07.2011 at 15:36  
 
Written by Void Eater on 16.03.2011 at 19:59

If Skullcrusher and Who Tends the Fire weren't so damn long, than this would easily place as my second thrash album, behind Peace Sells, but those two songs drag on for so long, it just brings the whole album down. Great album still, by a ridiculously underrated band.

Overkill is surely underrated.
king_matt - 25.10.2011 at 03:31  
Rating: 8 I agree with Void about some of the tracks being too long, but it doesn't take away any of the perfection that is The Years Of Decay.
Haiwaan Das - 12.12.2011 at 06:50  
Rating: 7 BEST OF ITS TIME.
Angelic Storm - 13.12.2011 at 07:59  
Rating: 9 Who Tends The Fire is too long, but Skullkrusher is fine I think. Though the shortened version of that on the Wrecking Your Neck live album was awesome, so it works either way, to be honest. Anyways, this is an awesome album, although I do slightly prefer Under The Influence over it.
Metalex - 19.12.2011 at 22:56  
Rating: 9 Great Thrash albulm. hail overkill \m/ cheers!
Korah - 01.03.2012 at 20:56  
Rating: 9 The Years of Decay means for Overkill the Years of the better!
Neiluria - 01.06.2012 at 03:10  
Rating: 9 Great ALBUM !
I'll listen to it again!
Nick K. - 20.06.2013 at 18:56  
  Timeless Piece of thrash metal. They became huge with this release.
Guib - 11.10.2013 at 03:59  
Rating: 9 I like how some people think Overkill is a bad Thrash band ... well I say fuck em'
The Years Of Decay is Overkill's best by far

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