Overkill - The Wings Of War



8 | 204 votes |
Release date: 22 February 2019
Style: Thrash metal

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01. Last Man Standing
02. Believe In The Fight
03. Head Of A Pin
04. Bat Shit Crazy
05. Distortion
06. A Mother's Prayer
07. Welcome To The Garden State
08. Where Few Dare To Walk
09. Out On The Road-Kill
10. Hole In My Soul

Additional info
Cover art: Travis Smith

Label: Nuclear Blast Records

Recorded at Gear Recording Studio in New Jersey, SKH Studio in Florida and Jrod Productions

Engineering handled by DD and Dave, mixing and mastering by Chris "Zeuss" Harris

Produced by Overkill

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
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I can hardly believe that it's been exactly 30 years since I first listened to Overkill and their absolute masterpiece The Years Of Decay. What is even harder to believe is that these dirty old thrashers absolutely refuse to slow down and let up after so many years.

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published 20.03.2019 | Comments (20)

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28.11.2018 - 19:36
3rdWorld
China was a neat
The Grinding Wheel was a great record. Really looking forward to this, mainly for Bobby Blitz.
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28.01.2019 - 03:41
Rating: 9
2ingle Head Of A Pin - too amazing to be real
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death to all but science
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22.02.2019 - 21:49
Bad English
Masterchief
This is thrash, well somehow I will ask did some big 4 bands plaid true thrash? maybe real thrash is in New Jerery not bay area. I like it, its aggressive, heavy, fast, only what is missing some killer songs for old MTV videos. Hehhee. I have not listened thrash often in last years, because non thrash bands, new ones gives what I need, there had a movement some years ago nwotm, its gone, old farts left and they kick some shit ass here.
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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22.02.2019 - 22:15
Rating: 10
Zamshea7
Amazing record
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22.02.2019 - 22:40
Rating: 9
pokemonation
Hole In My Soul coolest classic riffing
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23.02.2019 - 05:23
Rating: 6
Rulatore
Usually I wouldnt say this, but the vocals kind distracted me from a somewhat little above average thrash record. First two tracks were very cool, then it headed into generic space.

Needless to say this is the same album since Ironbound, the first time was cool, but now, come on...
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24.02.2019 - 20:41
Rating: 7
Novas
Besides the 3 singles, I've only heard up to "Batshit Crazy." During the breakdown in both "Believe in the Fight" & "Batshit Crazy," Blitz seems to slur the verses too much & it gets annoying after a while. But it's good so far. And it's less thrash like their previous releases. Sounds more crossover with a bit of heavy metal involved. Similar to "White Devil Armory."
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25.02.2019 - 11:49
Rating: 5
Athropos
Burning inside
Boring.
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26.02.2019 - 15:01
Rating: 10
masterlollol
I love it!
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27.02.2019 - 06:46
Himedal
I guess the new bands like toxic holocaust, havoc, ... are stealing the genre. the iconic old thrash bands should leave the field for their own offsprings.
What I mean is, WTF is this album?
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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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27.02.2019 - 16:26
Rating: 8
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by Himedal on 27.02.2019 at 06:46

What I mean is, WTF is this album?

What do you mean?
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01.03.2019 - 12:38
Rating: 9
Ball Fondlers
Written by Himedal on 27.02.2019 at 06:46

I guess the new bands like toxic holocaust, havoc, ... are stealing the genre. the iconic old thrash bands should leave the field for their own offsprings.
What I mean is, WTF is this album?

Except that toxic holocaust suck live and only have a handful of people attend their shows. That goes for most of the "offspring"
Overkill however are still awesome live, as are a lot of the older bands.
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04.03.2019 - 15:58
Crème fraiche
Written by nikarg on 27.02.2019 at 16:26

Written by Himedal on 27.02.2019 at 06:46

What I mean is, WTF is this album?

What do you mean?


I'm curious as well. I mean it isn't THAT BAD of an album! As a casual thrash fan, I thought it was decent at the very least! Please elaborate
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11.03.2019 - 15:31
JoHn DoE
After a first listen, it's ok, same ol' Overkill, loved the energy.
I see people keep comparing this album to Flotsam & Jetsam's. I enjoyed The End of Chaos more.
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12.03.2019 - 10:12
Rating: 8
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by JoHn DoE on 11.03.2019 at 15:31

After a first listen, it's ok, same ol' Overkill, loved the energy.
I see people keep comparing this album to Flotsam & Jetsam's. I enjoyed The End of Chaos more.

Exactly.
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01.04.2019 - 19:55
Rating: 6
metalbrat
Maybe I don't like their old school style!!??....Every song after few seconds, it's like, hey I have heard it before.
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06.04.2019 - 19:54
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele
Written by metalbrat on 01.04.2019 at 19:55

Maybe I don't like their old school style!!??....Every song after few seconds, it's like, hey I have heard it before.


You see, their pattern is not to re-invent the thrash wheel. It's pretty clear if you have been listening Overkill since Ironbound, it's a cookie-cutter approach, and I'd bet their focus is on trying to write good songs rather than purposefully write something unprecedented. Personally I say Old School Style Thrash Overkill > Groove Overkill (I doubt they would play something else than those two).
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06.04.2019 - 21:51
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele
Expect-able music yet I'm still listening to it with no regrets. I'm afraid that for me not all of these 50 minutes will see multiple listens, but on the other hand "Last Man Standing", "Welcome To The Garden State" and "Hole In My Soul" sound like instant Overkill classics.
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19.11.2019 - 08:16
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Pretty dull by thrash standards but still hits all the notes you'd come to expect from Overkill, and anyone else from the old guard for that matter. Not quite toothless, but lacks bite and meanders into generic "pop thrash" territory far too much for my liking. If this were released 25 years ago people might regard it as a classic by today's standards, but as a 2019 release, it's just so...watered down and repetitive.
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I have no memory of this place.
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19.11.2019 - 23:18
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Very very very very plain.
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Written by Bad English on 02.07.2014 at 22:27

I never will change I will die as I am
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20.11.2019 - 01:50
Yeah, White Devil Armory was the last good album of their comeback. Go spin Ironbound or Electric Age, instead.
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