The Wings Of War
2/24/2019 - Review by: David Loveless
Nothing can stop the Wrecking Crew!
What more is there to say about the great Overkill?
Without a doubt, they are the most active and influential Thrash Bands out of the 80's. Where as most bands of that era have either vanished, slowed down to the occasional reunion show or festival gig, or have moved on from the genre altogether, Overkill have carried the Thrash Metal flag since 1985's 'Feel The Fire' and have not looked back (nor slowed down) since then.
Now with the release of their 19th studio album, 'The Wings Of War", Overkill set out to continue taking the world by storm by delivering yet another consistent thrash metal masterpiece. One thing I love (and always notice on every album) is that you can tell Overkill still has fun doing what they do best - delivering unvarying thrash to multiple generations of metal fans. Songs like "Believe In The Fight" and "Welcome To The Garden State" prove this, as these songs are some of their most fluid (and fun) songs in years. Don't let that stray you away though, songs such as "Last Man Standing", "Hole In My Soul" and "Head Of A Pin" are straight up thrash tunes that could have been released in the late 80's. It's hard where I'll place 'The Wings Of War' in my overall favorite Overkill albums, simply because they have too many albums that are that damn good. I will say, however, that it's just as good - if not a little better - than their last 5 of 6 superlative albums.
Overkill is a staple in the thrash metal scene and whether you're a fan of the original thrash movement, or the revival of thrash (over the past 10 years or so), Overkill proves that age is just a number and that 'The Wings Of War' is another thrashterpiece!
Recommended for fans of: Kreator, Hatchet, Havok, Death Angel
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