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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The Top Ten

1 Ironbound

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

This song rules. Why aren't there any songs from "Horrorscope" on this list, like "Coma" or "New Machine"? That CD is their best.

2 Elimination

#1 song to me

I have to go with the song that brought me to Overkill. Last one out closes the coffin door. - Relixx599

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

It would be the best if the riff didn't sound exactly like Master of Puppets.

3 Horrorscope

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.

4 Playing with Spiders / Skullkrusher

Biker anthem, thrash anthem, and metaphysical to boot.

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.

One of my all time favorites. It kills me that enough people hear the magic of this song. Slow and heavy and then full out thrash. Genius.

One of the heaviest songs ever. Truly.

5 Coma

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

Arguably the best Overkill song!

I think Ironbound is best. It shows that Overkill still kicks butt. That being said, I still am a sucker for their old stuff, and of that, "Coma" is the cream of the crop.

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

6 Time to Kill

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

Why wasn't this on here?

One of the best songs from their album. - Ananya

7 I Hate

It digs into stuff that really triggers an angry response in people, lights a fire within, and sends you into the pit like a charging rhino!

This song kicks so much ass. I hate people who make you feel small. I hate having my back against the wall. I hate being talked down to. But most of all I hate you.

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

Best song from Overkill - Johnnyt800

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8 Rotten to the Core

Simple an amazing thrash metal song, nothing more needs to be said

When I hear this song, I feel like thrashing my head off. - IronSabbathPriest

It is an excellent song, I like it very much

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.

9 Electric Rattlesnake

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

Holy crap it's a beast of a song!

10 Bring Me the Night


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

The Contenders

11 Hello from the Gutter
12 Overkill

I just can't believe that this is on 15 and Feel the fire on 16.

This song attracted me to this band.

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

13 Necroshine

This must be the best song after ironbound

14 Raise the Dead

This is a killer first track song

15 Deny the Cross

This song is by far the best

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

The live version is more awesome.

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16 Who 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

17 Soulitude

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!

This list sucks, and this song is beautiful

18 Struck Down
19 The Years of Decay

Why is this so low? It should be in the top 10 at least.

Best metal song ever, period. How is this so low?

As a huge metallica fan, this is the best ballad I have ever heard.

Best Overkill song by far! - BossDj0

20 Black Daze
21 Feel the Fire

How the hell this song is not even in the top 5 it’s so good

This is the best Overkill's song

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

22 Thanx for Nothin'

This is the song that made me pay attention to overkill. Surely this one is a top 10 thrasher.

Fast groove metal full of energy and skill

23 Blood Money

Killer riff and chorus

24 Evil Never Dies

Should be much higher than 35th. The solo at the end was probably one of the greatest thrash metal solos of all time.

Their best song, hands down.

25 Mean, Green, Killing Machine

Okay everyone let's vote for this song. - InsanityJoe

Why so low on the list this is one of their best songs - christangrant

Should be number one

So low for some reason

26 The Green and Black

Great intro. Awesome riff. This song contains everything you want in a metal song.

Awesome track! The bridge is just EPIC!

27 Fear His Name

Song gets me pumped up. I want to do something heroic when I hear this jam.

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

28 Use Your Head
29 Electro-Violence
30 Nice Day... for a Funeral

I can't believe 0.3% voted for this, I thought it was one of their most popular - BronzeWolf96

31 Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues)

Such a underrated song! One of the best song on one of the best album by overkill.

32 In Union We Stand

In union we stand, as we, search across the land, in union we make our final stand!

Classic Overkill. Top ten song for them for sure

In union we stand.. Please, this crap is epic!

33 Nothing to Die For
34 Give a Little

This is my favorite overkill song...why is it so far down?

35 Infectious

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

36 Wrecking Crew

M/ This is what I think of when I think about Overkill m/

Mt boa a musica

37 End 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.

38 Overkill III (Under the Influence)
39 Armorist

The newer Overkill albums don't get enough love. This track is a beast!

40 Red White and Blue
41 World of Hurt

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!

Great song, amazing riffs, solos and lyrics!

42 Wish You Were Dead

Best intro evvverrr! aaa!

43 Old School

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

44 F*** You
45 Powersurge

Awesome song

This is the way it is done!

46 Head First
47 Shred

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

48 Save Yourself

Pure awesomeness

49 Spiritual 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.

50 Long Time Dying

Awesome track with heavy and groovy riff! "Long time Dying" and "It lives", are the two best tracks on the album!

Long Time Dying's awesome and Save Me is cool too.

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Top Remixes (13)

1. Elimination
2. I Hate
3. Ironbound
1. Elimination
2. Ironbound
3. Blood Money
1. Coma
2. Who Tends the Fire
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