Release date: 18 July 2014
Style: Thrash metal

Rating:

8.1 | 133 votes

Owners:

121 have it
33 want it


01. XDM
02. Armorist
03. Down To The Bone
04. PIG
05. Bitter Pill
06. Where There's Smoke
07. Freedom Rings
08. Another Day To Die
09. King Of The Rat Bastards
10. It's All Yours
11. In The Name
12. The Fight Song [Deluxe edition bonus]
13. Miss Misery [Nazareth cover] [feat. Mark Tornillo] [Deluxe edition bonus]

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Staff review by
R'Vannith

Rating:
8.0
Pyromania is a serious condition and suffice to say, Overkill know their way around a thrash flint. Within the modern state of the genre where there's smoke, there's a bunch of seniors laying waste to their youthful contemporaries with ridiculous ease and an undying delight for incineration. These veterans always go in blazing.

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published 19.07.2014 | Comments (9)

Staff pick by
Daniell

18.07.2014 New Overkill. Same old shit 3rd time in a row. I wish more bands recorded the same old shit 3 times in a row to such good effect. Screw modern copycats, listen to real thrash. Yeah, I know. Broken record syndrome - I always bash new thrash bands and praise Overkill. Judging by the quality of Overkill's recent output, it's not likely to change any time soon. Sue me.

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Lit. - 02.05.2014 at 03:32  
  I'm fucking ready.
Maco - 29.06.2014 at 22:22  
  Something tells me that this will be average.
Marcel Hubregtse - 29.06.2014 at 22:32  
 
Written by Maco on 29.06.2014 at 22:22

Something tells me that this will be average.


judging by the lyric video they released of one of the tracks it will indeed be totally average.
RavenEffect - 30.06.2014 at 16:05  
  Armorist is a cool song and doesnt show any sign of average, pretty much like Ironbound. They may not release Classic after Classic by this point, but every recent one maintains a certain level of quality. thats way more than what we can expect from a band of this status.
RavenEffect - 16.07.2014 at 23:29  
  Just finished the third spin of White Devil Armorist. It is, indeed, a really good album, on the same level as Ironbound I might say. Every single song is a winner, the riffs are freshly agressive, bass and drums are all over the place and Bobby sounds angrier than ever. surprisingly its a strong Album of the Year contender.

8.6/10
HuSam - 18.07.2014 at 05:01  
Rating: 10 THAT ALBUM IS FREAKING BRUTAL!BADASS THRASH PERFECTION!
Lit. - 18.07.2014 at 06:22  
  What I've heard so far (only like four tracks) isn't even close to the quality of the two previous offerings, but still respectable. Have to listen to the full thing to get a good opinion.
Xylem12345 - 18.07.2014 at 13:02  
Rating: 8 I've only given it a once over, so this opinion may require revision, but I don't think it's as strong as Electric Age and Ironbound. Worthy of praise though, considering how long these guys have been going.
Daniell - 18.07.2014 at 13:34  
Rating: 8
Written by Maco on 29.06.2014 at 22:22

Something tells me that this will be average.


Long live prejudice and pre-judging before actually listening.
R'Vannith - 18.07.2014 at 17:36  
Rating: 8 Well Blitz wasn't messing around when he said they'd be avoiding repetition here. Blimey.
Zaphod - 18.07.2014 at 18:14  
 
Written by Maco on 29.06.2014 at 22:22

Something tells me that this will be average.

Was it the previous two albums that gave it away?
Maco - 18.07.2014 at 20:14  
 
Written by Zaphod on 18.07.2014 at 18:14

Was it the previous two albums that gave it away?


I enjoyed a lot the previous two. Is just that after hearing the new songs I felt worried because it seemed that they lost the fire they had in Ironbound or Electric Age.

Written by Daniell on 18.07.2014 at 13:34

Long live prejudice and pre-judging before actually listening.


I didn't say that this will be TOTALLY average. I just had a hunch, I'll see if I'm wrong or not. It's not pre-judging.
God Buster 鬼 - 18.07.2014 at 20:14  
  Their latest 3 albums are not available at local music stores at all, don't know what the hell of their music company doing...
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.07.2014 at 20:16  
 
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 18.07.2014 at 20:14

Their latest 3 albums are not available in local music stores at all, don't know what the hell of their music company doing...

Surely it's up to the store owners to order those albums, not the label.
Mattybu - 18.07.2014 at 20:30  
 
Written by Daniell on 18.07.2014 at 13:34

Written by Maco on 29.06.2014 at 22:22

Something tells me that this will be average.


Long live prejudice and pre-judging before actually listening.


Lol, I don't see the prejudice in making a simple prediction, which judging on Overkill's entire career and recent material isn't baseless in any way. If he said "I bet this album will be great" it would be the exact same type of prediction, except since you personally like the album you wouldn't have gone album prejudice justice warrior mode.
God Buster 鬼 - 18.07.2014 at 20:32  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 18.07.2014 at 20:16

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 18.07.2014 at 20:14

Their latest 3 albums are not available in local music stores at all, don't know what the hell of their music company doing...

Surely it's up to the store owners to order those albums, not the label.

Not really,
- I heard the shop owner said their Overkill last two albums are under one Canadian label, the label doesn't care about the sales of their artists in other countries except USA market, even refuse to sell their artists' albums overseas...
- Now this latest album is under Nuclear Blast and NB bought the copyright of Overkill's last 2 previous albums from the Canadian label as well, and now released 3 albums together...Nuclear Blast is another asshole, they only interested to sell their own titles on their own and purposely marked up very expensive to record shops...a lot of music shops actually have boycotted Nuclear Blast ! GREED...What a mess...
Lit. - 18.07.2014 at 20:33  
  If anything, it's harder to find the older albums nowadays in comparison to the newer ones.
God Buster 鬼 - 18.07.2014 at 20:39  
 
Written by Lit. on 18.07.2014 at 20:33

If anything, it's harder to find the older albums nowadays in comparison to the newer ones.

Not really...Years of Decay and Horrorscope are everywhere....many of my friends thought Overkill have retired as they haven't seen their "latest album" for almost one decade at any local music store.
Zaphod - 18.07.2014 at 20:39  
 
Written by Maco on 18.07.2014 at 20:14

Written by Zaphod on 18.07.2014 at 18:14

Was it the previous two albums that gave it away?


I enjoyed a lot the previous two. Is just that after hearing the new songs I felt worried because it seemed that they lost the fire they had in Ironbound or Electric Age.


Oh, why does no one else but me think this band's recent efforts are boring?
Maco - 18.07.2014 at 20:56  
 
Written by Zaphod on 18.07.2014 at 20:39

Oh, why does no one else but me think this band's recent efforts are boring?


Because it isn't

Kidding. There's some people that didn't like it, so you are not alone.
Ilham - 18.07.2014 at 21:03  
 
Written by Maco on 18.07.2014 at 20:56

Kidding. There's some people that didn't like it, so you are not alone.

Apart from Joe who thinks Diapsiquir sucks, no one is ever alone. [/off-topic ]

Yeah I listened to three tracks from this album, couldn't finish it.
Troy Killjoy - 18.07.2014 at 22:13  
 
Written by Lit. on 18.07.2014 at 20:33
If anything, it's harder to find the older albums nowadays in comparison to the newer ones.

Not in Canada - or at least not in southern Ontario. I've seen several copies of their earliest releases sitting on the shelves at HMV and Sunrise Records.
ZaP2012 - 18.07.2014 at 22:15  
Rating: 9
Written by Maco on 29.06.2014 at 22:22

Something tells me that this will be average.


Average for Overkill which is above average so it is good.
Troy Killjoy - 18.07.2014 at 22:15  
 
Written by Mattybu on 18.07.2014 at 20:30
Lol, I don't see the prejudice in making a simple prediction, which judging on Overkill's entire career and recent material isn't baseless in any way. If he said "I bet this album will be great" it would be the exact same type of prediction, except since you personally like the album you wouldn't have gone album prejudice justice warrior mode.

Daniel's just upset someone said something bad about Overkill.
Mattybu - 18.07.2014 at 23:03  
  Guess so.... Its an uphill battle taking every negative opinion you read on the internet personally though
Lit. - 19.07.2014 at 02:53  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.07.2014 at 22:13

Not in Canada - or at least not in southern Ontario. I've seen several copies of their earliest releases sitting on the shelves at HMV and Sunrise Records.

Only old stuff I've ever seen lately is Years Of Decay and Horrorscope, but Ironbound and Electric Age have been numerous in copies. Not that I'm complaining, mind you.
Then again, I've only ever shopped at big outlets. Just came back from FYE, and all I saw there was Under The Influence.
Lit. - 19.07.2014 at 06:00  
  I maintain my previous opinion: Not on par with the previous two, but still pretty damn respectable.
Maco - 19.07.2014 at 06:49  
  Well. It's not average, and they still got it.
God Buster 鬼 - 19.07.2014 at 07:14  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.07.2014 at 22:13

Written by Lit. on 18.07.2014 at 20:33
If anything, it's harder to find the older albums nowadays in comparison to the newer ones.

Not in Canada - or at least not in southern Ontario. I've seen several copies of their earliest releases sitting on the shelves at HMV and Sunrise Records.

Definitely due to the geographic reason above said (because you're in Canada)...Overkill was like a "Canadian underground band" for the past 8-10 years...they're now "Germany underground band" !
Totally piss off for searching one album from heaven to hell...I will not buy any product if a company give their customers a hard time.
God Buster 鬼 - 19.07.2014 at 07:22  
 
Written by Lit. on 19.07.2014 at 02:53

Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.07.2014 at 22:13

Not in Canada - or at least not in southern Ontario. I've seen several copies of their earliest releases sitting on the shelves at HMV and Sunrise Records.

Only old stuff I've ever seen lately is Years Of Decay and Horrorscope, but Ironbound and Electric Age have been numerous in copies. Not that I'm complaining, mind you.
Then again, I've only ever shopped at big outlets. Just came back from FYE, and all I saw there was Under The Influence.

USA is considered the biggest market in the world especially in music...I don't think there's any problem to get any title there.
God Buster 鬼 - 19.07.2014 at 09:02  
  I haven't listened to this album but I'd already predicted it could be bad when I saw Nuclear Blast label. NB has been a "charity" label all the time.
Marcel Hubregtse - 19.07.2014 at 10:12  
 
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 18.07.2014 at 20:32


- I heard the shop owner said their Overkill last two albums are under one Canadian label, the label doesn't care about the sales of their artists in other countries except USA market, even refuse to sell their artists' albums overseas...



Wrong, Ironbound and The ELectric Age were also released by NUclear Blast.

Immortalis was released was released by Bodog, which indeed is a Canadian label.

Killbox13 and ReliXIV were released by Spitfire which is an American label

So, of the last seven albums (that is including the new one) only one has been released by a Canadian label
Troy Killjoy - 19.07.2014 at 11:16  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.07.2014 at 10:12
So, of the last seven albums (that is including the new one) only one has been released by a Canadian label

Which ironically is the only album I never see in any music stores here.
Troy Killjoy - 19.07.2014 at 11:17  
 
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 19.07.2014 at 09:02
I haven't listened to this album but I'd already predicted it could be bad when I saw Nuclear Blast label. NB has been a "charity" label all the time.

What's with your crusade against Nuclear Blast? Do you work for a rival label or something?
God Buster 鬼 - 19.07.2014 at 11:28  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 19.07.2014 at 11:17

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 19.07.2014 at 09:02
I haven't listened to this album but I'd already predicted it could be bad when I saw Nuclear Blast label. NB has been a "charity" label all the time.

What's with your crusade against Nuclear Blast? Do you work for a rival label or something?

Ha Ha...cross my heart.
Sword_Chant - 19.07.2014 at 11:34  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 19.07.2014 at 11:17

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 19.07.2014 at 09:02
I haven't listened to this album but I'd already predicted it could be bad when I saw Nuclear Blast label. NB has been a "charity" label all the time.

What's with your crusade against Nuclear Blast? Do you work for a rival label or something?


Roadrunner
God Buster 鬼 - 19.07.2014 at 11:44  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.07.2014 at 10:12

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 18.07.2014 at 20:32


- I heard the shop owner said their Overkill last two albums are under one Canadian label, the label doesn't care about the sales of their artists in other countries except USA market, even refuse to sell their artists' albums overseas...



Wrong, Ironbound and The ELectric Age were also released by NUclear Blast.

Immortalis was released was released by Bodog, which indeed is a Canadian label.

Killbox13 and ReliXIV were released by Spitfire which is an American label

So, of the last seven albums (that is including the new one) only one has been released by a Canadian label


Don't be so sure...may be we need further "investigation", eventhough I think I'm right and you're wrong.
- Ironbound and The ELectric Age were originally released by E-One (Canadian label) and this lazy label works closely with Sony in USA. All artists under this label don't expect themselves to earn a living due to their company's laziness.
- "Killbox13 and ReliXIV were released by Spitfire which is an American label" - I'm talking about things happened after 2004 (past 10 years), these 2 albums are out of discussion. BTW who has been listening Overkill after I Hear Black
Marcel Hubregtse - 19.07.2014 at 11:56  
 
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 19.07.2014 at 11:44



Don't be so sure...may be we need further "investigation", eventhough I think I'm right and you're wrong.
- Ironbound and The ELectric Age were originally released by E-One (Canadian label) and this lazy label works closely with Sony in USA. All artists under this label don't expect themselves to earn a living due to their company's laziness.
- "Killbox13 and ReliXIV were released by Spitfire which is an American label" - I'm talking about things happened after 2004 (past 10 years), these 2 albums are out of discussion. BTW who has been listening Overkill after I Hear Black


Ironbound and The Electric Age were originally released by Nuclear Blast, and only by eOne in America.
God Buster 鬼 - 19.07.2014 at 12:12  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.07.2014 at 11:56

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 19.07.2014 at 11:44



Don't be so sure...may be we need further "investigation", eventhough I think I'm right and you're wrong.
- Ironbound and The ELectric Age were originally released by E-One (Canadian label) and this lazy label works closely with Sony in USA. All artists under this label don't expect themselves to earn a living due to their company's laziness.
- "Killbox13 and ReliXIV were released by Spitfire which is an American label" - I'm talking about things happened after 2004 (past 10 years), these 2 albums are out of discussion. BTW who has been listening Overkill after I Hear Black


Ironbound and The Electric Age were originally released by Nuclear Blast, and only by eOne in America.


I think it's the other way round...eOne is a bigger company compares to NB so NB is helping eOne to "distribute only".
- I bought these 2 album almost less than 2 weeks after released, the back cover shows it's under eOne. Usually the original label will release first in order to earn the "Hot Money" first, after all copies sold out then they will decide if they want to sell the copyright to other label if there is label interested.
Sword_Chant - 19.07.2014 at 15:18  
Rating: 9 Back onto the music... this is a great album I didn't like it much at first but for thrash metal it quickly grew on me
Mattybu - 20.07.2014 at 07:03  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 19.07.2014 at 11:16

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.07.2014 at 10:12
So, of the last seven albums (that is including the new one) only one has been released by a Canadian label

Which ironically is the only album I never see in any music stores here.


I saw a copy of that album at a now-closed HMV on its shelves for so long (if we are talking Immortalis). I imagine the $20 price tag is part of what put people off, I could tell it was the same crusty copy there every time I went.

I'd be shocked if I went to an HMV and this new one wasn't there though. They had a lot of copies of Electric Age when it came out too.
Dana - 21.07.2014 at 12:26  
Rating: 9 I can't stop listening to "pig" !! I love this album so much
Boxcar Willy - 21.07.2014 at 18:08  
 
Written by Maco on 18.07.2014 at 20:56

Written by Zaphod on 18.07.2014 at 20:39

Oh, why does no one else but me think this band's recent efforts are boring?


Kidding. There's some people that didn't like it, so you are not alone.



You rang?

To me this is just another thrash metal album which isn't really a bad thing, but I've never really liked OverKill anyway.
phantom17 - 23.07.2014 at 03:28  
  Great album! These guys never disappoint!!!
deadone - 23.07.2014 at 03:51  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 19.07.2014 at 11:16

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.07.2014 at 10:12
So, of the last seven albums (that is including the new one) only one has been released by a Canadian label

Which ironically is the only album I never see in any music stores here.



Lack of distribution channels. These still matter.

Getting anything other than massive mainstream labels is next to impossible in my town. Even Nuclear Blast isn't stocked and not all Roadrunner release are stocked. I have to order everything in.
deadone - 23.07.2014 at 03:51  
 
Written by Zaphod on 18.07.2014 at 20:39

Oh, why does no one else but me think this band's recent efforts are boring?


I think they're hit and miss. Ironbound was the pick of the litter out of the last 10 or so years. The rest have been average to good. None have been spectacular.
Zaphod - 23.07.2014 at 14:24  
 
Written by deadone on 23.07.2014 at 03:51

I think they're hit and miss. Ironbound was the pick of the litter out of the last 10 or so years. The rest have been average to good. None have been spectacular.

Ironbound was alright for me, but everything else just bored me.
Ralle - 01.08.2014 at 22:19  
Rating: 8 Good ... B side better then A side
Truemetaljope - 05.08.2014 at 19:22  
Rating: 6 Not good ... average songs mostly
pkillerjp - 02.09.2014 at 18:33  
Rating: 8 I actually think this band is at their best right now..they finally discovered how to actually write good songs....Never was a huge fan before..I like this album a lot. Just as much as Ironbound..better than anything they did after Taking Over, easily.

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