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Overkill: Historikill 1995-2007

Album Review

New Jersey thrashers celebrate their indie era

First things first: this 14-CD affair offers a surprisingly limited array of bonus material.

Any fan’s heart craves more than an eight-song disc dominated by demos and remixes, even though it’s nice to hear rare track Killogy and a cover of Johnny Cash’s Man In Black. Still, if you’re new to this era of one of the world’s finest metal bands, a shitload of fun awaits: seven studio records, two live, one best-of and a covers collection. What these albums may occasionally lack in song-by-song consistency compared to Overkill’s previous work for Atlantic Records, they make up for with sheer, independent bare-bones fire in the wake of their split with the major label.

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