Destruction - Infernal Overkill

8.4 | 254 votes |
Release date: 1985
Style: Teutonic thrash metal


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01. Invincible Force
02. Death Trap
03. The Ritual
04. Tormentor
05. Bestial Invasion
06. Thrash Attack
07. Antichrist
08. Black Death

Top 20 albums of 1985: 18

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Infernal Overkill is the first full-length and a defining album by the German thrash titans, Destruction. Yes, they had released an EP the previous year, entitled Sentence Of Death, but Infernal Overkill is the release that really showcases what this band would eventually become: A top-tier driving force in the Teutonic thrash metal scene.

published 13.04.2015 | Comments (4)

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25.01.2010 - 13:33
Rating: 9
Lactation Cnslt
Really underrated album - Bestial Invasion is one of their best songs
05.05.2011 - 15:23
Rating: 9
This one surpasses even 'Eternal Devastation' for me, their best album I think. Every track is memorable and there is definitely no filler.
04.03.2012 - 22:12
Great album
Don't cry for my English
14.12.2012 - 01:51
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A little patchy and some sloppy and boring drum work but the riffs are cool.
24.02.2013 - 12:38
Cool riffs and nothing else.
21.06.2013 - 01:35
Rating: 8
Destruction's debut album certainly shows that the band were quite eccentric and full of adrenaline when it came to playing music. No song on here really disappoints, and even though I still personally think that the vocals needed some work to be just as effective as the rhythm section (And before anyone asks, I KNOW that the band are from Germany), it remains solid and consistent throughout. A personal highlight for me is definitely 'Tormentor' or 'Bestial invasion'. The former has some wicked drum work throughout alongside those excellent riffs, whereas the latter is written to perfection.
21.12.2013 - 08:37
I like more the production on this album than Eternal Devastation, which was the reason I didn't enjoy it as it should be.
Never trust a junkie.
05.03.2014 - 23:29
Lots of energy, talented guitarist, this and Eternal Devastation were pretty good especially and mostly in the riff department, downhill after that.
07.08.2014 - 14:48
Rating: 7
A really Good Album and cool guitar solos! "The Ritual" is very very good
The only thing that i dont really like is that in most of the songs they play the same guitar riffs over and over again..
17.09.2015 - 21:26
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele
Written by MichaelAngeloT on 07.08.2014 at 14:48

The only thing that i dont really like is that in most of the songs they play the same guitar riffs over and over again..


To be honest, I also don't like these vocals that much, they're not bad but kinda weak and sound bored.
Freedom is a state of mind-not freedom from something but a sense of freedom, a freedom to doubt and question all and therefore so intense, active and vigorous that it throws away every form of dependence, slavery, conformity and acceptance-J Krishnamurti
15.12.2016 - 00:57
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Tage Westerlund
Gosh what a lame and overated band even in 80's sucked, I don't get how they can go so high ?
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07.01.2019 - 21:46
Rating: 5
Maasai Mara
For the love of thrash I tortured my ears waiting and hoping that this will burst into life somehow. The production is so bad and what is annoying is that if you strain you can hear some quality riffing and solos buried in this mud like in "unconscious mind". Damn it! I am trying to enjoy my thrash not concentrate like I am reading theoretical physics.

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