Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

OVERKILL / Under the Influence (1988)

I played Under the Influence more than any other thrash album in the late 80s. Megadeth, Anthrax and those ageing stadium rockers (you know who I mean) may have sold more records but these East Coast guys were always lurking in the shadows, waiting to claim the crown. It’s unashamed heavy riffage that oozes energy from every strum of that overpowering bass. Wicked thrash guitar breaks and some frantic drumming from the new guy back it up. Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth screeches his heart out. What’s not to like?

Songs of Note: Hello From The Gutter; Head First

4 giant bat things in the sewer out of 5

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