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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

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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 (2)

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Dangerboner - 25.01.2010 at 13:33  
Rating: 9 Really underrated album - Bestial Invasion is one of their best songs
R'Vannith - 05.05.2011 at 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.
Korah - 04.03.2012 at 22:12  
  Great album
Illog1cal - 14.12.2012 at 01:51  
  A little patchy and some sloppy and boring drum work but the riffs are cool.
Sznc - 24.02.2013 at 12:38  
  Cool riffs and nothing else.
musicalkaratekid - 21.06.2013 at 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.
Maco - 21.12.2013 at 08:37  
Rating: 8 I like more the production on this album than Eternal Devastation, which was the reason I didn't enjoy it as it should be.
pkillerjp - 05.03.2014 at 23:29  
  Lots of energy, talented guitarist, this and Eternal Devastation were pretty good especially and mostly in the riff department, downhill after that.
MichaelAngeloT - 07.08.2014 at 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..
TrueMetalJope - 17.09.2015 at 21:26  
Rating: 7
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.

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