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Release date: 1 January 1987
Style: Thrash metal


8.5 | 223 votes


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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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ChapuLviz Thrash Metal Old School Top 50  | #50
Fearmeister The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 3: Thrash Metal  | #14
Vasil de Shumen Best of US THRASH [ without The Big Four ]  | #63
ChapuLviz Top 100 US Thrash Albums  | #60
Dangerboner Top 20 Albums Of 1987  | #6
themonarch Top 10 Metal Albums Of 1987  | #9
SBGMetal My Top 15 Favorite Thrash Albums  | #13
ManiacBlasphemer Favorite Overkill Albums  | #5
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Dangerboner - 08.02.2010 at 08:54  
Rating: 9 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!
mr.archness - 13.02.2010 at 14:30  
Rating: 8 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
Sepulnation - 22.03.2011 at 14:14  
Cryzpin - 12.07.2011 at 12:22  
Rating: 8
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.
Ozman - 12.07.2011 at 15:03  
Rating: 8
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
Mdevil93 - 19.02.2012 at 03:57  
Rating: 9 One of my favorites!
tea[m]ster - 20.02.2012 at 07:20  
Rating: 8 Not a huge fan of them but this album is really good. Favorite track is "Wrecking Crew".
megadeath13 - 20.11.2012 at 18:48  
  Excellent album! Deny the cross and Fear his name are just standouts.
Illog1cal - 09.01.2013 at 03:17  
  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'.
SBGMetal - 26.06.2013 at 01:56  
Rating: 9 Amazing riffs to bang your head to

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