Overkill - Ironbound


8.6 | 520 votes |
Release date: 29 January 2010
Style: Thrash metal

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01. The Green And Black
02. Ironbound
03. Bring Me The Night
04. The Goal Is Your Soul
05. Give A Little
06. Endless War
07. The Head And Heart
08. In Vain
09. Killing For A Living
10. The SRC

Top 20 albums of 2010: 4

Additional info
Mixed by Peter Tägtgren.

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
9.0
The driving force behind keeping a band going for thirty years is commendable, let alone when Ironbound is both album fifteen and arguably the most solid album the band has put to their name.

That's right, Overkill make their return with a whole new sense of conviction and power. Ironbound oozes with a thrash pedigree and confidently outclasses much of the genre's other contributors, both new and old. You can not take Overkill for granted with this release, as the band finally appear to have a burning fire underneath them with the result being an album to genuinely get excited about.

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published 28.01.2010 | Comments (31)

Guest review by
AndMetalForAll
Rating:
9.4
2010 was a magical year to Overkill as they launched one of the greatest albums of their legendary career. After years of underground industrial metal albums of variable quality, the band set a standard for what thrash metal should be nowadays.

Ironbound is an amazing piece of heavy, thrash metal, bringing something new to the industry at the time where there aren't very many good albums released, even by great bands of this style. With this sick album the band brought up the best of themselves with amazing performances by every single one of the musicians. Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth gives a top class performance shifting from high pitched singing to a lower range with a great and unique voice. Even though I personally never considered him a particularly outstanding singer, I have to admit that with the performance on this album he deserves to be among the best thrash metal vocalists of the past 20 years. Both guitar players perform insane riffs and solos and both D.D. Verni and Ron Lipnicki give the album the consistency, power and intensity needed to light up Overkill's career and give them a place among the names on the metal walk of fame.

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published 02.11.2011 | Comments (0)

Guest review by
R.Baldur
Rating:
10
I've always wanted to travel to the eighties and touch the peak of thrash metal, when giants in the underground world like Overkill of New Jersey shied away from the camera and only thought about producing true thrash. Although Overkill always tried to reconstruct that world for people like me, bands like them suffer from people criminally under-rating skilled thrash bands. The only thing I can say is that, after the release of each album, everyone's jaw always dropped in admiration for them.

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published 04.08.2016 | Comments (11)

17.04.2010
Just in case you've been living in a cave or in complete denial for the past several weeks, here's a quick reminder there's a new Overkill album in stores. And it's something to be excited about since it's one of band's best efforts in many years. Get it while it's hot.

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19.01.2010 - 23:49
PAOK1926
Very good!!!
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24.01.2010 - 18:44
Rating: 9
Kamil
Indeed. Propably the best thrash metal stuff during last 5 years.
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25.01.2010 - 17:46
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Looks decent gonna check it out...
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25.01.2010 - 21:46
Koen Smits
Need to check it out soon
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but spoil thius film is like spoil porn and say porn ends whit cum shot ...
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29.01.2010 - 17:11
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Goddamn, is this the resurrection of thrash, lately?
ive heard 3 songs off this and its sounds great!
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29.01.2010 - 17:23
Rating: 9
Dominus
The Shooter
Overkill never dies!!
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30.01.2010 - 19:46
Rating: 9
Mixhell
That's right...overkill never dies....this album is the best
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31.01.2010 - 00:56
Rating: 8
sbgmetal
Too cool for the new school
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06.02.2010 - 23:03
Rating: 8
Inshushinak
They prove that old school never die
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08.02.2010 - 22:51
Abattoir
Still haven't listened to this one and I'll definitely will...probably it isn't bad, as it might seems....
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10.02.2010 - 02:55
cj246
It is actually a very good album. There have been quite a few strong releases this year so far, and this is not an exception. Great work! Here's my full review:

http://thegoldenbird.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/overkill-ironbound-review/
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12.02.2010 - 17:03
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Shit yeah!....loving endless war
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15.02.2010 - 15:31
Thrash
Man I'm loving this album. This is the best Overkill Album I've ever heard. Old School Thrash is still alive:banger2:
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Metal takes hold death starts to unfold
It's loud like the worlds at an end
Your in a blood fury the metal won't stop
Onlookers they bang at command
Cutting your palm and drinking your blood
The power that few others dare
You feed the need to go
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15.02.2010 - 15:31
Thrash
I liked bring me the night a lot the riff is awesome.
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Metal takes hold death starts to unfold
It's loud like the worlds at an end
Your in a blood fury the metal won't stop
Onlookers they bang at command
Cutting your palm and drinking your blood
The power that few others dare
You feed the need to go
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19.02.2010 - 05:38
Rating: 9
DPM7
Amazing album
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27.02.2010 - 18:29
Rating: 9
Enemy of Reality
Almost perfect slab of rejuvenated thrash metal.
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17.03.2010 - 06:54
Rating: 9
Novas
I was never a old school thrash metal fan, cuz of the vocals.

I've known this band since "Immortalis" came out. But this..by far..Overkill's fastest & heaviest album since Horrorscope..which i liked as well Even though Blitz' vocals gotten better & still in the old school the music seems to be more into the Bay Area Thrash..which im insanely in love with

"Bring ME The Night" has some power-like metal in it as well. Perfect album, even for me
I gotta get this
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23.03.2010 - 09:13
Rating: 9
Lord Pisi Pisi
This is a fuckin good rockin album!
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27.03.2010 - 03:57
Rating: 9
Anjana(SriLanka)
They are the masters .. Never gonna die!
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10.04.2010 - 07:10
Rating: 9
munson
Definitely the best Overkill album in a long time. This album rules.
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11.04.2010 - 03:21
Angelic Storm
Melodious
I love this album! The opening 1-2 of ''The Green And Black" and the title track especially, is just awesome. That opening is definitely on a a par with anything from their glory days in the 80's! Seems like this is going to be a great year for thrash, what with amazing albums already out by Heathen, and Overkill, Annihilator about to release their best album in years, and the new Exodus sounding very promising! The old school bands are definitely showing the new school thrashers how it should be done.
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02.10.2010 - 12:32
Reza
Account deleted
Written by Angelic Storm on 11.04.2010 at 03:21

I love this album! The opening 1-2 of ''The Green And Black" and the title track especially, is just awesome. That opening is definitely on a a par with anything from their glory days in the 80's! Seems like this is going to be a great year for thrash, what with amazing albums already out by Heathen, and Overkill, Annihilator about to release their best album in years, and the new Exodus sounding very promising! The old school bands are definitely showing the new school thrashers how it should be done.

IMO Ironbound is one of the best Overkill albums (and songs).
Have you ever heard about LICH KING's album "World Gone Dead" ?
IMO it's awesome too !
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07.11.2010 - 01:41
Rating: 9
Metalbound7
Written by Guest on 02.10.2010 at 12:32

Written by Angelic Storm on 11.04.2010 at 03:21

I love this album! The opening 1-2 of ''The Green And Black" and the title track especially, is just awesome. That opening is definitely on a a par with anything from their glory days in the 80's! Seems like this is going to be a great year for thrash, what with amazing albums already out by Heathen, and Overkill, Annihilator about to release their best album in years, and the new Exodus sounding very promising! The old school bands are definitely showing the new school thrashers how it should be done.

IMO Ironbound is one of the best Overkill albums (and songs).
Have you ever heard about LICH KING's album "World Gone Dead" ?
IMO it's awesome too !


Sure! Lich King rules! one of the best New Thrash Metal bands, they are totally Old School! A Storm of Swords is my favorite song of them
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26.11.2010 - 14:16
Rating: 9
Vonpire
Great album!
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27.11.2010 - 18:34
Rating: 6
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Man, so many high votes. I just don't see it

I've listened to this all the way thru a few times now, digested it, nothing stands out. Am I missing something?
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04.12.2010 - 18:06
Rating: 9
Anjana(SriLanka)
Finally some old school .. \m/
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18.12.2010 - 15:11
Rating: 9
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Frantic, over the top, crystal clear and tight as a virgin hamster's pussy, heavy as hell, fucking EXPLOSIVE...

Overkill.
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Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
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18.12.2010 - 17:01
RavenKing
Written by Kamil on 24.01.2010 at 18:44

Indeed. Propably the best thrash metal stuff during last 5 years.


Not even close. Sorry for the negative comment and I know I won't get new friends with this post, but I never liked this brand of biteless Thrash. When it comes to Thrash, it's not heavy or aggressive at all.
And those pussy vocals make it impossible to take this band seriously.

This album is faster and much better than, lets say, "I Hear Black", but it is still far from extreme enough for my tastes in Thrash. And the slow parts sound more like traditional Heavy Metal than Thrash to me (apart from the uptempo parts, of course). In fact, I think the songs sound more like old Powermetal (melodic Speed Metal) with a different kind of vocals than really like Thrash.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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18.12.2010 - 17:27
Baz Anderson
Written by RavenKing on 18.12.2010 at 17:01

Written by Kamil on 24.01.2010 at 18:44

Indeed. Propably the best thrash metal stuff during last 5 years.


Not even close. Sorry for the negative comment and I know I won't get new friends with this post, but I never liked this brand of biteless Thrash. When it comes to Thrash, it's not heavy or aggressive at all.
And those pussy vocals make it impossible to take this band seriously.

This album is faster and much better than, lets say, "I Hear Black", but it is still far from extreme enough for my tastes in Thrash. And the slow parts sound more like traditional Heavy Metal than Thrash to me (apart from the uptempo parts, of course). In fact, I think the songs sound more like old Powermetal (melodic Speed Metal) with a different kind of vocals than really like Thrash.

LOL. Do you think everything sounds like power metal?
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18.12.2010 - 20:21
Rating: 9
Dangerboner
:D
Power metal? what the fuck. Listen to "Give a Little" and tell me that doesn't sound just like Anthrax.
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