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Release date: 29 January 2010
Style: Thrash metal

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8.6 | 470 votes

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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: 5

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (10)


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)

Staff pick by
Thryce

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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PAOK1926 - 19.01.2010 at 23:49  
  Very good!!!
Kamil - 24.01.2010 at 18:44  
Rating: 9 Indeed. Propably the best thrash metal stuff during last 5 years.
BoxCar Willy - 25.01.2010 at 17:46  
  Looks decent gonna check it out...
Koen Smits - 25.01.2010 at 21:46  
  Need to check it out soon
JÄY - 29.01.2010 at 17:11  
Rating: 9 Goddamn, is this the resurrection of thrash, lately?
ive heard 3 songs off this and its sounds great!
Dominus - 29.01.2010 at 17:23  
Rating: 9 Overkill never dies!!
Mixhell - 30.01.2010 at 19:46  
Rating: 8 That's right...overkill never dies....this album is the best
SBGMetal - 31.01.2010 at 00:56  
Rating: 8 Too cool for the new school
Inshushinak - 06.02.2010 at 23:03  
Rating: 8 They prove that old school never die
Abattoir - 08.02.2010 at 22:51  
  Still haven't listened to this one and I'll definitely will...probably it isn't bad, as it might seems....
cj246 - 10.02.2010 at 02:55  
  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/
JÄY - 12.02.2010 at 17:03  
Rating: 9 Shit yeah!....loving endless war
Thrash - 15.02.2010 at 15:31  
  Man I'm loving this album. This is the best Overkill Album I've ever heard. Old School Thrash is still alive:banger2:
Thrash - 15.02.2010 at 15:31  
  I liked bring me the night a lot the riff is awesome.
DP_Megachiva - 19.02.2010 at 05:38  
Rating: 9 Amazing album
Enemy of Reality - 27.02.2010 at 18:29  
Rating: 9 Almost perfect slab of rejuvenated thrash metal.
Novas - 17.03.2010 at 06:54  
Rating: 8 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
Lord Pisi Pisi - 23.03.2010 at 09:13  
Rating: 9 This is a fuckin good rockin album!
Anjana(SriLanka) - 27.03.2010 at 03:57  
Rating: 9 They are the masters .. Never gonna die!
munson - 10.04.2010 at 07:10  
Rating: 9 Definitely the best Overkill album in a long time. This album rules.
Angelic Storm - 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.
Reza - 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 !
Metalbound7 - 07.11.2010 at 01:41  
Rating: 9
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
Vonpire - 26.11.2010 at 14:16  
Rating: 9 Great album!
tea[m]ster - 27.11.2010 at 18:34  
Rating: 6 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?
Anjana(SriLanka) - 04.12.2010 at 18:06  
Rating: 9 Finally some old school .. \m/
Valentin B - 18.12.2010 at 15:11  
Rating: 9 Frantic, over the top, crystal clear and tight as a virgin hamster's pussy, heavy as hell, fucking EXPLOSIVE...

Overkill.
RavenKing - 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.
Baz Anderson - 18.12.2010 at 17:27  
 
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?
Dangerboner - 18.12.2010 at 20:21  
Rating: 9 Power metal? what the fuck. Listen to "Give a Little" and tell me that doesn't sound just like Anthrax.
RavenKing - 18.12.2010 at 20:22  
 
Written by Baz Anderson on 18.12.2010 at 17:27

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?


Do you think I give a fuck if you agree or not? Your opinion, I can spare. Just read elsewhere if you're not happy.
As if genre tags matter, anyway. I draw some comparisons, that's all. It's a way to explain that it sounds weak for Thrash Metal, imo.
People can disagree as much as they want. The way I see it is if you start caring for the opinion of other people on a metal board, you will never see the end of it.
Baz Anderson - 18.12.2010 at 20:26  
 
Written by RavenKing on 18.12.2010 at 20:22

Do you think I give a fuck if you agree or not? Your opinion, I can spare. Just read elsewhere if you're not happy.
As if genre tags matter, anyway. I draw some comparisons, that's all. It's a way to explain that it sounds weak for Thrash Metal, imo.

Hahaha, of course not. I just thought I'd raise the point after you were protesting Judas Priest were power metal.
RavenKing - 18.12.2010 at 20:29  
 
Written by Baz Anderson on 18.12.2010 at 20:26

Written by RavenKing on 18.12.2010 at 20:22

Do you think I give a fuck if you agree or not? Your opinion, I can spare. Just read elsewhere if you're not happy.
As if genre tags matter, anyway. I draw some comparisons, that's all. It's a way to explain that it sounds weak for Thrash Metal, imo.

Hahaha, of course not. I just thought I'd raise the point after you were protesting Judas Priest were power metal.


I never said Judas Priest were Powermetal. I said that, imo, "Painkiller" has things in common wit PM. It was exclusive to "Painkiller".
ForeverDarkWoods - 19.12.2010 at 12:24  
  They have done worse albums, but they have sure as hell done better ablums too.

Tho golden days of Overkill are long gone. Wouldn't tell someone to turn it off if they put it on (like I would with halfway nu metal Necroshine), but I sure as hell would not put it on volountarily.

Get Taking Over instead. In fact, get all albums up to and including Horrorscope. The rest of the stuff? You wouldn't lose much by pretending it doesn't exist.
rasto - 09.02.2011 at 18:58  
Rating: 9 The best Overkill album.
Lit. - 15.02.2011 at 02:09  
  I'm getting the album just for Ironbound. Fucking awesome song.
tea[m]ster - 17.02.2011 at 23:33  
Rating: 6
Written by ForeverDarkWoods on 19.12.2010 at 12:24

They have done worse albums, but they have sure as hell done better ablums too.

Tho golden days of Overkill are long gone. Wouldn't tell someone to turn it off if they put it on (like I would with halfway nu metal Necroshine), but I sure as hell would not put it on volountarily.

Get Taking Over instead. In fact, get all albums up to and including Horrorscope. The rest of the stuff? You wouldn't lose much by pretending it doesn't exist.


agreed 1000% Taking Over is their best work by far!
John Shock - 27.03.2011 at 21:39  
 
Written by tea[m]ster on 27.11.2010 at 18:34

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?


Yes fool, you're missing nothing less than perfection, the album is perfect Thrash Metal, has the perfect Work, is their best work since The years of decay and Horroscope! I still don't know why this album doesn't rate máximum 'cause it diserves it! Well, men a advice of a friend, if you don't like this, then...i don't know, hide yourself in a closet, really don't know! What i don't know is WHY SOME FOOLS GAVE LOW SCORE TO A ALBUM LIKE THIS, really don't understand! Believe me, the album is PERFECT, nothing fails! Or you don't know how to apreciate real Thrash Metal or you don't even like metal at all! Sorry for this men but someone has to said it!!!
Troy Killjoy - 27.03.2011 at 21:49  
 
Written by tea[m]ster on 27.11.2010 at 18:34

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?

Despite that other guy's convincing argument, there are flaw to this album, but I wouldn't say it's bad. I'd give it a solid 8/10, and you're fine to give it a 6 if you think it sounds average.

In reality it tries to recapture their earlier material, and does so relatively well. But if you stand this up to something like Horrorscope, it's just simply not as good.

One of the better 2010 thrash albums though.
Angelic Storm - 27.03.2011 at 22:04  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.03.2011 at 21:49
One of the better 2010 thrash albums though.


Agreed. Though Forbidden and Sodom's new albums last year were my fave 2010 thrash releases.
Troy Killjoy - 27.03.2011 at 22:08  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 27.03.2011 at 22:04

Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.03.2011 at 21:49
One of the better 2010 thrash albums though.


Agreed. Though Forbidden and Sodom's new albums last year were my fave 2010 thrash releases.

I didn't enjoy Omega Wave that much, but I haven't like Forbidden since TIF. As for IWAP, that album is way too catchy. Sodom kicks ass.
Angelic Storm - 27.03.2011 at 22:13  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.03.2011 at 22:08
I didn't enjoy Omega Wave that much, but I haven't like Forbidden since TIF. As for IWAP, that album is way too catchy. Sodom kicks ass.


Well, I didn't like the 2 albums they did inbetween TIF and splitting up. Very unmemorable stuff on those albums imo. lol I thought "Omega Wave" was a great return to form though.

Haha yeah, Sodom being catchy? Whatever next! What I love about that album, is how it is so catchy, but still manages to retain the rawness and aggression of classic Sodom. It is immensely difficult for an extreme band to go more melodic, and still retain their edge, but Sodom managed it, and that's why IWAP is my fave thrash album of 2011.
Yasmine - 27.03.2011 at 22:45  
Rating: 8 Quite a good release, I enjoyed the entire thing.
Lit. - 28.03.2011 at 23:41  
  Awesome album. Blitz's vocals are what really make it IMO.
AndMetalForAll - 09.10.2011 at 17:52  
Rating: 9 Hehe.. What a god damn thrash-masterpiece. It just doesn't stop, pure metal in a very well structured and designed album. The best album since The Years Of Decay, just an example how alive the thrash metal scene can be. Unfortunetly not all the greats of metal can perform like this since the horrible 90's.

Amazing album, amazing performance from each member of the band.
Cynic Metalhead - 03.11.2011 at 10:25  
Rating: 9 Surely lies between the "Taking Over" and "The years of Decay" but indeed its an awesome return of Overkill and set the standard much higher for thrash again. Imo if anyone of the band ripped off from BIG 4 I think Overkill would be the best band to be in it[although Exodus equally qualified for that too..but..:|]. I eliminated the Horrorscope out of this context cause I think Ironbound is better what they actually come up with in the 1991.
Mattybu - 23.12.2011 at 02:35  
  Overkill has always kind of been a weird band for me but the title track of this one is becoming one of my favourite songs. Fuckin' good stuff.
John Shock - 01.01.2012 at 09:45  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.03.2011 at 21:49

Written by tea[m]ster on 27.11.2010 at 18:34

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?

Despite that other guy's convincing argument, there are flaw to this album, but I wouldn't say it's bad. I'd give it a solid 8/10, and you're fine to give it a 6 if you think it sounds average.

In reality it tries to recapture their earlier material, and does so relatively well. But if you stand this up to something like Horrorscope, it's just simply not as good.

One of the better 2010 thrash albums though.

Yeah, sorry the yelling.. ..but i was so "defensive" or something like that, about the album that i've forgot that everyone's got their opinion! ... but still i don't get why some guys hated it so much...it's just because it's Overkill's stuff or what? ... i think that Overkill is very underrated...and i mean in everything...can you explain me that? ...
Troy Killjoy - 01.01.2012 at 10:02  
 
Written by John Shock on 01.01.2012 at 09:45
...but still i don't get why some guys hated it so much...it's just because it's Overkill's stuff or what? ... i think that Overkill is very underrated...and i mean in everything...can you explain me that? ...

I think for the most part Overkill get the appropriate amount of credit for what they've done in their career. If you feel like they're underrated then that's your belief, and I'm sure you aren't the only one who feels that way. And if that's the case where everything they do is underrated, then maybe - again - it's just a matter of differing tastes.
John Shock - 01.01.2012 at 14:39  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.01.2012 at 10:02

Written by John Shock on 01.01.2012 at 09:45
...but still i don't get why some guys hated it so much...it's just because it's Overkill's stuff or what? ... i think that Overkill is very underrated...and i mean in everything...can you explain me that? ...

I think for the most part Overkill get the appropriate amount of credit for what they've done in their career. If you feel like they're underrated then that's your belief, and I'm sure you aren't the only one who feels that way. And if that's the case where everything they do is underrated, then maybe - again - it's just a matter of differing tastes.

Then what you think? ...i would like to know a different oppinion...

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