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Band
Overkill
Title
Wrecking Everything
Type
LP/EP
Company
Spitfire
YOR
2002
Style
Thrash
4/1/2005 - Review by: Ken Pierce
Overkill - Wrecking Everything - 2002 - Spitfire Records

Track Listing
1. Necroshine
2. Thunderhead
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Deny The Cross
5. I Hate
6. Shred
7. Bleed Me
8. Long Time Dyin'
9. It Lives
10. Battle
11. The Years Of Decay
12. In Union We Stand
13. Overkill
Overkill’s live CD “Wrecking Everything Live” comes as a direct companion piece to the live DVD of the same name. However, this comes with some disappointing differences. While the DVD is two pieces, one being a full concert running some 22 numbers, the live CD comes as a single disk that cuts many numbers off of it in order to meet one disks time constraints. This immediately turned me off to the disk as I had just watched the video of the same thing and would have enjoyed being able to crank many of the same numbers in the stereo. This could not be the case due to the cutting done. I am not sure why the band chose to release two different items, but perhaps the thought was that many of the other songs exist on a live media already. I owned a copy of the first live Overkill release and I hated the production so much that I think I even passed it along to a bigger fan. The level of production on this was so good that it made me wish the entire DVD performance was also featured here.

Barring my criticisms, this is still a good disk. My rating is based on the fact that it was released as a single instead of double. The diehard “Overkiller” will love it, as several of the bands signature numbers are included. Among my favorites would be the older stuff such as “Years Of Decay”, and “In Union We Stand” and “Deny The Cross”. The CD shows that Overkill truly are among the masters of the Thrash Metal genre. They are still going 20 years strong, and while some lineup changes have occurred you still have Blitz and D.D. taking care of business.

I recommend the fans try the DVD first and then perhaps grab this as something you want to keep in the car. Don’t take this instead of the DVD for that is a totally enjoyable piece of metal. While this being minimal might make you feel differently.

Rating: 6.5

Band link: www.wreckingcrew.com


-- Ken Pierce 03.17.05
  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
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ALL REVIEWS FOR: OVERKILL
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
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2005
Sanctuary Records
Ken Pierce8/17/2005
-
Ironbound
2010
Nuclear Blast
Vinaya Saksena5/18/2010
4
Killbox 13
2003
Spitfire
Eric Compton4/10/2003
-
RelixIV
2005
Spitfire
Susan Wright4/7/2005
-
Taking Over
1986
Atlantic
Anthony Burke7/10/2005
-
The Electric Age
2012
Nuclear Blast
Chris Kincaid3/23/2012
5
The Grinding Wheel
2017
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton2/15/2017
4.5
The Grinding Wheel
2017
Nuclear Blast
Frank Hill1/17/2017
4.5
White Devil Armory
2014
Eone
T. Ray Verteramo7/23/2014
4.5
Wrecking Everything
2002
Spitfire
Ken Pierce4/1/2005
-
Wrecking Everything Live
2002
Spitfire
Ken Pierce4/1/2005
-

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: OVERKILL
INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE
DD VerniEric Compton, Stygian Steel1/2/2006


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