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Classic Album Review: Overkill | Necroshine

The American thrash masters unleash plenty of hell on their 10th studio release.

This came out in 1999 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


“Heard he’s coming straight from Hell,” snarls Bobby (Blitz) Ellsworth, lead, um, singer for Overkill — and he should know.

Ellsworth and his bandmates obviously live in the neighbourhood themselves, judging by the blast furnace heat of Necroshine’s 10th album. Necroshine delvers an evil amount of subterranean bass-and-drum thunder, gnashing guitars and Black Sabbath-meets-Judas Priest hellfire. The real capper, though, is Ellsworth’s voice: The classic, tonsil-shredding guttural shriek straight from you-know-where.