Some of Overkill’s finest playing can be heard on this album!I was really dissapointed with Necroshine,but when this album was released,I thought”AHH!What a refreshing album!”My favorite covers on this album are Space Truckin’,Never Say Die,Death Tone,and Tyrant(I was always a good Judas Priest fan)Thanks,Overkill!
Reissue of ’87 album. Remastered, with all the original artwork, lyrics and never-before-seen photos. Includes the bonus tracks ’InThe Chapel. In The Moonlight’ and ’The Inevitable Factor’ plus ’The Inevitable Factor’ (Alternate Vox) which is a previously unreleased version. 1999 release. Standard jewel case.
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This is the only album of recent times that has revived my faith in the existence of Metal. Apart from their other works this proves that Overkill Kicks ass
Once again, the best metal band in the land has not failed die-hard metalheads…Coverkill by Overkill once again demonstrates that Overkill is a metal band fueled with desire, while still possessing a wealth of talent…Blitz and the boys are simply killer on this effort and it MUST join any true metalheads collection…Every song is heavy, and it’s obvious that the band made the choices for this CD very carefully…In my opinion, the best song is a cover of KISS’ “Deuce”…I’ve always dreamed of a metallized version of this song, and leave it to Overkill to make my dreams come true…Other highlights are “Space Truckin” by Deep Purple and Hymn 43 by Jethro Tull…I’ve always liked Tull, but imagine that flute being replaced by a crunching guitar….It’s all good! Once again the band is tight, and the production is great and Blitz is as strong as ever….How does stack up with Garage, Inc you ask? It doesn’t…This is the best metal CD of 1999!
If you’ve ever wondered where Overkill comes from musically, this is the CD for you. Blitz and the boys go all the way back to their roots and pay tribute to some of Metal’s founding fathers. Most notable covers include the blistering “Overkill” by Motorhead, the pounding “Deuce” by Kiss, “Tyrant” by Judas Priest, and an impressive version of Black Sabbath’s time shifting “Cornucopia”. Sometimes cover CD’s can be a real let down, but this one is just plain fun to listen to. (check out my review of Helloween’s new cover CD “Metal Jukebox”)
These boys are having their best year ever! After putting out Necroshine(5 stars, best metal album of the year,1999) earlier this year, the band releases a 12 pack of cover tunes. With my faith restored in this band after Necroshine, Overkill rip n’ tear into all these songs. Personal favorites being Purple’s Space Truckin’, Motorhead’s Overkill, Kiss’ Deuce, Manowar’s Death Tone, and the Ramones I’m Against It. But all the songs are good, and this band is ready and headed for a re-birth to the top of the metal scene.