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Overkill - The Years Of Decay

8.8 | 632 votes |
Release date: 13 October 1989
Style: Thrash metal


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01. Time To Kill
02. Elimination
03. I Hate
04. Nothing To Die For
05. Playing With Spiders / Skullkrusher
06. Birth Of Tension
07. Who Tends The Fire
08. The Years Of Decay
09. E.vil N.ever D.ies

Top 20 albums of 1989: 7
Top 200 albums of all time: 142

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If there's one thing "fans" of thrash metal like to do, it would be complaining about the big 4. In some of the less intellectual corners of the internet, people like to make their own version, usually kicking out one of the "sellouts". Overkill is one of those names you see time and time again as an alternative, a band who many people feel never got the credit they deserve. The Years Of Decay is seen by many as their best and a classic... But is it really?

published 01.07.2014 | Comments (7)

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02.05.2021 - 01:33
Rating: 9
Metal Rambo

I remember The Years Of Decay being one of "those" kind of records you can introduce to any of your friends and they'll love it. I must have converted at least half of the local teenagers into happy metalheads with this diamond alone back in the day. I don't know if it's just me, but Bobby sounds like angry Mickey Mouse at times, especially on this album.
You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
28.02.2022 - 04:01
Rating: 8
Nocturnal Bro
I really like the songs where they slow down and one can feel the heavy riffs and incredible bass playing - its almost doom metal! : "Nothing to Die For", "Skullkrusher", "Who Tends the Fire", "Years of Decay"

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