Overkill - _Necroshine_
by: Adrian Bromley (
Could this be one of the best Overkill records of the '90s? It just might be. I know it's hard to match the intensity of their last effort, 1997's _From the Underground and Below_, but _Necroshine_ really grows on you -- fast! From the ball busting opener onto the powerful "Revelation", "Stone Cold Jesus" and "Forked Tongue Kiss", _Necroshine_ has the stamina and strength to please any Overkill fan. While there is some filler material (some slow segues and what have you), for the most part _Necroshine_ shines and shines like a fiery phoenix. The grooves are thicker, singer "Blitz" has never sounded so rough 'n' ready and the mood of the album is swamped within a real dark, broody atmosphere. This kicks ass and I recommend any fan of Overkill and/or just good thrash/speed metal to grab a copy and witness one of the most consistent metal acts out there. Overkill rules. Period.
(article published 3/14/1999)
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