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The Years Of Decay [Explicit]
 
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The Years Of Decay [Explicit]

10 Oct. 1989 | Format: MP3

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This is Overkill's 4th studio Album and it is a masterpiece! There are 9 amazing tracks on this album that have such presence and power and speak of a bands impressive abilities as musicians and song writers. The overall feel of the album is heavier and darker than "Under the Influence" and the lyrical stance is more misanthropic than ever! There are slower heavier passages in the songs that make the atmosphere more menacing and darker than previous efforts. Musically the band are really tight and conjure images of a well oiled Dooms day Machine in full swing. The lead breaks are more melodic than the previous albums and add a depth to the overall sound on the album. The quality of the entire album gives off an air of establishment of a permanent foundation. Overkill aren't going away any time soon and they have certainly made there own place amongst the Big Four Thrash Metal bands, it is just a pity that the media don't take Overkill as seriously as they should. I have always felt that Overkill deserve to be included in the Big Four as in my humble opinion they are much better than Metallica and Anthrax. This album is a pinnacle of Thrash Metal and is in a class of its own, if you only buy one Overkill album this is the one you should get.
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Back in 1989, New Yorkers Overkill unleashed one of the defining moments of thrash metal;the awesome 'Years Of Decay'.From the blistering opening salvo of 'Time To Kill','Elimination'and 'I Hate',to the album's finale, these guys simply pummel the listener with riff after riff after riff of classic thrash.If you love thrash-you need this album.It's all here,the crunching riffs,the machine gun double bass and the neck wrenching time changes.Bobby Ellsworth almost raps through the songs as he tries to keep up with the frenetic pace of the material on offer here.But it's not all generic,underneath the razor sharp riffs the band show an undeniable ability to GROOVE that lifts this band above the speed metal freaks.Forget Pantera, these guys invented power metal.It's only a pity they managed to sneak it in under the radar of the record buying metal heads.
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I had never heard of these guys before and stumbled on this... WOW what a find. After hearing this and the follow up - Horrorscope which is even better - I cannot understand why these guys aren't better known. I liked this so much I have since bought the majority of their other albums.

If you're into Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus etc then check this out. These guys have many great albums but this is a great place to start.
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Quality from start to finish. This album has many dimentions; pure thrash ('Evil Never Dies'). Punkish rants ('I Hate'). Slower grinding riffs ('Skullkrusher'). Songs that would only sound right with Bobby 'Blitz' singing them ('Time To Kill'), and yes love 'em or hate 'em a ballad (the title track). All this blends perfectly to make for a well rounded album that shows clearly how good Overkill were (and still are) as song writers as well as true to their roots thrash metal merchants. If you don't like Bitz's higher singing style that he used in the older stuff then this album may give you pause for thought because with songs like 'I Hate' and 'Time To Kill' you almost want to breath for him as he goes at it with such relentless gusto! That said I cannot help but wonder if you don't like Ellsworths vocals how you got into Overkill in the first place because they are an essential part of the Overkill sound and whether it's the higher style of 'I hate' or the growlier style of 'Skullkrusher' the delivery is always flawless and unmistakably Overkill, come to think of it that description sums up the whole album nicely and I need say no more other than why are you still reading this and not 'proceeding to checkout'.
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if you loved fast cars ,wouldnt you want the fastest of the fast cars,wouldnt you?it makes sense,dont you agree,now,if you like speedy thrashy metal you have to sample the fastest around and i believe that it can be found on the 1989 classic 'the years of decay',it has a host of classic thrash metal songs with enough speed to beat linford christie in a race,there are of course slowed down moments on this and a ballad or two but that was very much part of what the major studios requested of the bands at the time,but its all good,i remember being about 12 and hearing the song 'elimination',i loved it and sang it for weeks,the vocals are not in the vein of tom araya of slayer,they are more high pitched but again thats no problem,all in all a vital album ,it still sounds good today,so bow your heads and praise overkill
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By Kingcrimsonprog TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 24 Feb. 2006
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Essential listening from NY's thrashers.
This album is perhaps the greatest ever Overkill album, and certainly very high in the greatest ever Metal albums too.

From the speedy frenzied openers to the epic closers this is a very rewarding listener with riffs that make you jump up, solos that leave your jaw on the floor and a thousand catchy hooks.

The lyrics and artwork are good for an overkill album raising The Years Of Decay to a separate class from their other work (which was already very good.)

The technical proficiency is astounding with whiplash time signature changes, fret melting solos and cool double bass drum work.

For punk tinged epic thrash metal you can't really get any better !
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