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4.0 out of 5 stars Good old-school thrash, 13 Aug. 2002
This review is from: Horrorscope (Audio CD)
I got into these guys after seeing the videos of "Thanx for Nothing" and "Horrorscope" on MuchMusic in Canada. But it was really "Thanx for Nothing" that blew me away. For some reason, they don't seem to play this track much during live shows (I've only seen them once, at The Generator in Toronto) or really think that much of it in general, because it's not on any of their live stuff or greatest hits records. Anyways it got me into them, and I've been a fan ever since, especially this record.
I'm glad this album was my first taste of Overkill, because to be honest I'm not a huge fan of their earlier stuff, with Blitz's high-pitched, 80's hair band-sounding vocals. "Horrorscope" on the other hand, sees him employ a much grittier, guttural sounding voice. I like it. Notable stand-outs on this dics are "Coma", which rips your head off at the very start of the disc. "Horrorscope" is a good showcase for Blitz's outstanding vocal abilities, and is just a cool, evil-sounding song. Then there is the middle-of-the-road Edgar Winter cover "Frankenstein", which I guess is OK but not truly brilliant. The last two, "Nice Day...For a Funeral" and "Solitude" come off quite well, with a metal-ballad-type style without sounding cheesy, which 95% of all metal ballads suffer from. And then my favorite "Thanx for Nothing", which just rocks with cool riffs, really makes you want to bang your head. The other songs are straight-up thrash, which any fan of this type of music will enjoy.
My biggest issue with this disc is probably the drumming, which to me sounds very weak. I'm not a musician, so for me to notice it must be pretty bad. Thankfully, this was "Rat Skates" last album as Overkill's drummer.
One of my only problems with Overkill is the sometimes corny backing vocals. Sometimes a song can sounds really great at first, only to be ruined by some ridiculous chant coming from D.D. Verni or someone in the background. Thankfully there isn't too much of it here, although their later records suffer from it way too much.
Anyways overall a good buy.
By the way, these guys rock live. When I saw them in Toronto, it was in a tiny club, but it was one of the best shows I've ever been to, even though my ears were ringing for two days afterwards. Check out their latest, "Wrecking Everything Live" for a taste.
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Initial post: 20 Dec 2007, 12:32:08 GMT
T. Webster says:
yes I got the drummer wrong - apologies, it was Sid Falck.
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