A steeple of consistency Overkill has been, probably more underrated then anybody out there, another legendary band in the genre with a storied career that just keeps plowing away with no sign of stoppage any time soon. If you call yourself a true metalhead and never seen Overkill live, wake up and smell the napalm in the air, cause it’s bloody powerful.
In conclusion some pre-judged prejudices regarding death metal were borne out, however there were also other aspects that I did admit to finding surprisingly pleasing. While there wasn’t a full blown conversion to the dark and death metal side, I have certainly become a little more open-minded with regard to its appeal and merits.
Lingering on the nostalgic and riffing through the present: 7 Decades, 3 Guitars that changed the world!
If the 80s and beyond felt rushed (3 decades covered in less than 30 minutes) it’s more down to the fact that the iconic guitar heroes aren’t as noticeable these days.