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 band is legendary. Deserves a hell of a lot more attention that it ever got. So, so underrated

One of the greatest thrash metal songs ever

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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! - fidelcanojr

Bobby's voice at the start sounds like Micky Mouse

Best theme for represent trash metal, long live overkill

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3Playing 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.

I just heard this song. It was good... But come on... #3!?

One of the heaviest songs ever. Truly.

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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.

Some people may not like that it's slowed down compared to their usual stuff, but it produces such heavy, juicy riffs. Mindblowing solo.


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. - joshapkin

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

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6Time to Kill

Classic Overkill song give it a listen and you'll love it!

One of the best songs from their album. - Ananya

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7Bring Me the NightV1 Comment
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.

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9Raise the Dead

This is a killer first track song

10Electric Rattlesnake

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

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The Newcomers

?Miss Misery
?The Fight Song

The Contenders

11I Hate

This song is underrated, and while it's nowhere near the best song, it actually has some pretty good lyrics. - DarkenedBrutality

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This must be the best song after ironbound

13Hello From the Gutter

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

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15Deny 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. - superluke10000

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16Feel the Fire

Overkill has so many good songs their older stuff is the best ever

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17Black Daze
18Blood Money

Killer riff and chorus

19Who 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

20Fear 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

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Top Remixes (8)

1. Playing With Spiders / Skullkrusher
2. Coma
3. Time to Kill
1. Playing With Spiders / Skullkrusher
2. Ironbound
3. Elimination
1. Horrorscope
2. Deny the Cross
3. In Union We Stand

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