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 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

One of the greatest thrash metal songs ever

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2 Elimination Elimination

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

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

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3 Playing 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.

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.

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

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4 Horrorscope 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.

5 Coma 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

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.

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6 Time to Kill Time 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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7 Bring Me the Night Bring Me the Night V 1 Comment
8 Rotten to the Core Rotten 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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9 Raise the Dead Raise the Dead

This is a killer first track song

10 Electric Rattlesnake Electric Rattlesnake

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

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The Newcomers

? Devils in the Mist Devils in the Mist
? Hellish Pride Hellish Pride

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

The Contenders

11 Hello From the Gutter Hello From the Gutter
12 Deny the Cross Deny 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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13 Necroshine Necroshine

This must be the best song after ironbound

14 I Hate I 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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15 Struck Down
16 Overkill Overkill

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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17 Feel the Fire Feel the Fire

This is the best Overkill's song

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

18 Blood Money Blood Money

Killer riff and chorus

19 Black Daze Black Daze
20 Who Tends the Fire 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

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List StatsUpdated 27 Feb 2017

800 votes
106 listings
5 years, 36 days old

Top Remixes (8)

1. Elimination
2. Ironbound
3. Blood Money
1. I Hate
2. Bring Me the Night
3. Elimination
1. Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues)
2. Who Tends the Fire
3. Rotten to the Core

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