||Wow, its hard to believe
that Overkill has been around
long enough for their new album "Bloodletting," to be their
eleventh release. The band still has some of their classic eighties
metal edge roaming though this CD. Is this CD a great album? No, not
really. But it is a decent effort for these metal musicians. I'm sure
the big fans of Overkill will be all over the purchasing of this CD,
because it is definitely true Overkill. The eighties thrash style
of theirs is still aggressive as it ever was in some of these songs.
These are the tracks that I appreciated the most and you probably
will as well; "Bleed Me," "Let It Burn," "I,
Hurricane," and "Blown Away." And my favorite song
on this CD, and probably one of my favorite Overkill songs ever "Death
Comes Out To Play." It is just a good song, plain and simple.
There are quite a few good riffs throughout this album too. The middle
of this album I think has the brunt of these riffs. Over fifty minutes
of music are on Overkill's latest CD, and there are ten tracks as
well. After all the years Overkill has been around they can still
rip it up, good job keeping it real, and not falling to any trends
in all the years you've been making music.