Best Overkill Songs


Overkill is an American thrash metal band formed in 1980. The band has been active since 1984, releasing 16 studio albums, 2 EPs, 2 live albums and a “covers” album. Along with Anthrax the band is one of the most successful East coast thrash metal bands.

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Ever had a Metal-god orgasmic LSD experience amongst the Titans of Asgard while headbanging in snow? I do, every time I listen to Ironbound. Overkill is right up there among the greatest metal bands in history, and that is not going to change anytime soon.
It's really good. It gets better if you think that they are a really old band and they still keep up with their roots. I mean their older stuff. So Ironbound (album) is the best for me right now from them.
This song rules. Why aren't there any songs from "Horrorscope" on this list, like "Coma" or "New Machine"? That CD is their best.

Something is going around, crying at the epidemic, pullin' on nails, six feet underground... Elimination, elimination, elimination, elimination, eliminate the right, eliminate the wrong, eliminate the weak, eliminate the strong, eliminate your feelings, eliminate too late, eliminate your hopes, ELIMINATE, ELIMINATE... SO EPIC!


Bobby's voice at the start sounds like Micky Mouse
Best theme for represent trash metal, long live overkill

In my opinion Horrorscope is their best album. This song gets my vote I Love how heavy and evil it sounds. The eerie bass intro is a nice touch.

4Playing With Spiders / Skullkrusher
Might not be their typical thrash stuff, but to start with such an awesome, almost marching riff and to only get better and catchier for the entirely of the 10 minutes is a ridiculous achievement. Especially when it kicks in for real halfway through. Everything you could want from a song.
You can feel ancient Black Sabbath, Tony's killing riffs. Sounds like my dream that black sabbath had taken UDO in their group after DIO had left
Unlike their peers, they play doom/stoner type songs quite well. This song, 'Spiritual Void', 'Long Time Dying'
Are good examples.

5Bring Me the Night
I have no choice but to destroy everything around me like a metal thrashing lunatic whenever I hear this song!

6Time to Kill
Classic Overkill song give it a listen and you'll love it!
Why wasn't this on here?

You've got to be kidding me. This is #1 by miles. I like Ironbound and all, but there's way too many new fans mucking this list up. Ironbound #1? Please.


You could put the entire horrorscope album to start this list.

8Rotten to the Core
Simple an amazing thrash metal song, nothing more needs to be said
I like their new stuff but the old stuff is so much better! Powersurge, Wrecking Crew, Feel the fire. But my favorite Overkill songs are Rotten to the core and Fear his name.
It is an excellent song, I like it very much

9Raise the Dead

The title track of Overkill and a real & pure thrash metal composition...
Overkill is the best east coast thrash band without any doubt!


This song attracted me to this band.

The Contenders

11Deny the Cross
Alright it seems that you've left all the classic Overkill pieces off of this list! How could you not have this one!
This song is fantastic. Very catchy and spine chilling. EPIC. OVERKILL WILL NEVER DIE.


The live version is more awesome.

12Use Your Head

13Fear His Name
That is so cool, much better than every modern trash haha (if you know what I mean)
It hasn't always been a favouirte of mine, but I guess opinions change ;)
Amazing intro, riffs, vocals

14Feel the Fire
This is the best Overkill's song
Overkill has so many good songs their older stuff is the best ever

15I Hate

16The Green and Black
Great intro. Awesome riff. This song contains everything you want in a metal song.
Awesome track! The bridge is just EPIC!


18In Union We Stand
Classic Overkill. Top ten song for them for sure
In union we stand.. Please, this crap is epic!

19Electric Rattlesnake
This is the best song from their latest album and the best after ironbound...
Electric RattleSnake

20Hello From the Gutter

This must be the best song after ironbound

22Old School
I love overkill but this somg annoy the hell out of me

23Blood Money
Killer riff and chorus

24The Years of Decay
Best metal song ever, period. How is this so low?

I couldn't believe there is a song you can NEVER get tired of.
Please people pay attention to this MASTERPIECE.

26Wrecking Crew
M/ This is what I think of when I think about Overkill m/
Mt boa a musica

27Who Tends the Fire
This is the kind of song that makes a band huge..
Really ambient song gets stack in your head from the first time you hear it.. I think it's an all time classic.. Absolutely in Overkill's top 5
When I read world war z and they played going south by iron maiden to attract the zombies so the snipers could pick em off it should of been this song by far

28Give a Little
This is my favorite overkill song...why is it so far down?

29World of Hurt
Great song, amazing riffs, solos and lyrics!
This is an amazing song. The guitar work in this song is just incredible because it sounds so good. The lyrics are very well written in this song too and it is just a killer song to listen to. I recommend this to anybody who is open to any type of metal song.
Nice dark song by them and very surprising that it's not on this list already!

30Kill at Command

31F*** You

32Evil Never Dies


34Nice Day... for a Funeral
I can't believe 0.3% voted for this, I thought it was one of their most popular


Everything you could ask for in a song. Starts of very slow and relaxing. After a while it goes fast and brutal with incredible bass playing which fots the vocals and the drums! Can't believe this isn't in the top 10 at least
The best overkill song by far, The chorus is so powerful!

36Thanx for Nothin'
Fast groove metal full of energy and skill

37End of the Line
The chorus may sound like Judas Priest and the acoustic part like Metallica, but this is one EPIC song. My favourite by far, even if it seems to be quite unpopular among other fans.

38Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues)
Such a underrated song! One of the best song on one of the best album by overkill.

39Save Yourself

40Wish You Were Dead

41Spiritual Void
Sure I Hear Black isn't Overkill's best album, but this song is great. A hugely evil sounding riff that is infectious and a welcome change of pace.

42Devils In the Mist

43Endless War

44The Head and Heart

45Mad Gone World


47Birth of Tension
Can not believe this song wasn't on the list at all! Any song that starts out with double bass that badass should be in the top 10. Get it together Overkill fans!

48Long Time Dying

49The Goal Is Your Soul


51Black Daze

52Fatal If Swallowed
Its not number 1 but definitely. Deserves a spot on this list
Great Intro, Great Song from Taking Over

53In Vain

This song is just pure METAL!


56Hellish Pride
Blitz's vocals, the skull crushing riffs, the lyrics, literally everything about this song is amazing.

Such a great song. Something about Blitz's vocals on this song are just addicting

58Bold Face Pagan Stomp

59What I'm Missin'

60Drunken Wisdom

61Struck Down

Slow and heavy. The breakdown is amazing. A change of pace rare for metal bands.

63Gasoline Dream
Great underrated song that seamlessly moves from break your face thrash to a melodic climax. The classical ending is epic. Easily one of their best... Easily.

Amazing song with a mean riff off their newest album White Devil Armory

65Where There's Smoke...

66Just Like You

67It Lives

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Updated Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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