If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Well,as my first official review,I choose the new Overkill album,Ironbound
This album is,in fact,the SHIT!
As a followup to their 2007 album Immortalis,this is their best since Horrorscope(BEFORE they started incorperating groove metal into their stuff).Some of the groove is still there,but this is a THRASH album,and that's all.Both guitars are powerful and the riffs are heavy,the rythem section,including original bassist DD Verni and drummer Rob Lipnicki,are trodding monsters,and Bobby hasnt changed a bit.His vocals are still some of the most recognizable and powerful around today.
The album starts with an 8-minute intro and leads into the powerful Ironbound,one of the best tracks on the album that at one time made me skeptical,into Bring me the Night,which brings more speed than Ironbound and keeps the flow going.The Goals Your Soul starts with a mounting guitar rythem,which sounds like somethings creepin up behind you,which leads to a song neither as fast or as powerful as the two before,but still a good mid-tempo song,which kinda reminds me of Megadeth.Track 5 is Give a Little,which mounts on the power and speed a bit more and is a pretty good song.
Endless War starts off with a short guitar solo and a short display of Ron's technical abilities and keeps the pace of the last few tracks.Head and Heart starts with another mounting guitar and seems to be more of a straightforward metal song than thrash,an theres nothing wrong with this alright track.In Vain amps up the speed and power and delivers a kickass song.Killing for a Living begins with another slower intro,but quickly follows the pace of in Vain with a kickass high power and sometimes speed song.A highlight for me.The album closes with the SRC,a song which rivals Ironbound with its fist-pumping power,an appropriate end to this album
Overall,this is my favorite Overkill in awhile,and will definately pop this one in the years to come.I say pick it up if you like some good thrash.