Overkill - Taking Over


8.4 | 271 votes |
Release date: 1 January 1987
Style: Thrash metal

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01. Deny The Cross
02. Wrecking Crew
03. Fear His Name
04. Use Your Head
05. Fatal If Swallowed
06. Powersurge
07. In Union We Stand
08. Electro-Violence
09. Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues)

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08.02.2010 - 08:54
Rating: 9
Dangerboner
:D
This is probably my favorite album by Overkill. Fatal If Swallowed is fucking hilarious, but In Union We Stand is really lame. But man, the first two songs really grab you by the nuts!
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13.02.2010 - 14:30
Rating: 8
mr.archness
Speed metal pioneers at that time, it was really something, not heard before maybe a bit of a ground breaker in a terms of speed metal
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22.03.2011 - 14:14
Rating: 8
Sepulnation
GREAT ALBUM
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fuck shit up!
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12.07.2011 - 12:22
Rating: 8
Cryzpin
Written by Dangerboner on 08.02.2010 at 08:54

... but In Union We Stand is really lame.

Yeah true, it feels very much like Manowar cover . Apart from this one it is decent thrash album, particularly from the start - as ususal with Overkill.
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12.07.2011 - 15:03
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by mr.archness on 13.02.2010 at 14:30

Speed metal pioneers at that time, it was really something, not heard before maybe a bit of a ground breaker in a terms of speed metal


Not heard before in 1987
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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19.02.2012 - 03:57
Rating: 9
Mdevil93
One of my favorites!
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20.02.2012 - 07:20
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Not a huge fan of them but this album is really good. Favorite track is "Wrecking Crew".
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rekt
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20.11.2012 - 18:48
megadeath13
Account deleted
Excellent album! Deny the cross and Fear his name are just standouts.
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09.01.2013 - 03:17
Illog1cal
Account deleted
A decent album, simple but savage songs. The highlight on here is 'Overkill II', mainly because it was a new song, since most of the material on the album was already in their set list by 1984, these are mostly still quite primitive songs.

On a side note they are one of the first (if the not the first) thrash bands to use the pinch harmonic as a stylistic part of a riff rather than just in a solo like Eddie Van Halen did. Check 'Electro-Violence'.
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26.06.2013 - 01:56
Rating: 9
sbgmetal
Amazing riffs to bang your head to
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10.02.2015 - 22:35
Rating: 10
Kreator22
Amazing songs. My favorites on this are Wrecking Crew, Fear His Name, and In Union We Stand
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03.08.2016 - 15:59
Rating: 9
TrueMetalJope
Personally I prefer the song writing of the 1st album though I can't say that this album is much worse. To me both of these albums are essential thrash releases.
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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07.10.2016 - 07:12
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Definitely a step up from the debut. Better songwriting and more variation and incredibly headbangable. I think I enjoy the dramatic finale too. Nice classic thrash.
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