Overkill's sixteenth release sees the band once again returning to a straightforward and classic Thrash Metal sound, much like their previous release, 2010's 'Ironbound'. The album is jam-packed full of tasty riffs, head-crushing drumming, molar-rattling bass guitar lines, gritty, in-your-face vocals and a production sound that allows you to hear every instrument clearly (Bass included, of course). Some of my current favourite tracks from this release are, 'Come and Get It', 'Electric Rattlesnake', and 'Drop the Hammer Down', and that list seems to grow with every listen. The band is really on top form; no pulling punches, no stylistic deviations to appear popular with newer trends in Metal, a solid production sound and fantastic songwriting all make this album a real classic. Thrash fans won't be let down by Overkill's second return to what this kind of music was always about, and I can't reccomend this album enough.
The limited CD+DVD hardback release is an absolute must if you're an Overkill fanatic or a Trash enthusiast. The booklet is a larger size making reading it much easier as oppsed to standard CD booklets, albeit it is stapled into the binding, and the DVD is a fantastic (If somewhat short) watch. The current price (£13.99 on Amazon in April 2012) is very fair considering that what you get is considerably more attractive than the standard digipack layout, and it really is a must buy if, like me, you like collectable editions of the music you love.
A fantastic album, an even better collector's item, and it won't make a massive dent in your wallet as well as leaving you banging your head all day long. What more could you ask for?