Top 10 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

It's really good. It gets better when you consider that they are a really old band and they still keep up with their roots. I mean their older stuff. So, for me, Ironbound (album) is the best from them right now.

Ever had a Metal-god, orgasmic LSD experience amongst the Titans of Asgard while headbanging in snow? I have, 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.

This band is legendary. It deserves a hell of a lot more attention than it ever got. So, so underrated.

2 Elimination

I have to go with the song that brought me to Overkill. The last one out closes the coffin door.

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

Elimination! What a song! Power Surge is so underrated. Also, for true thrash, try In Vain.

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 entirety 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 not enough people hear the magic of this song. Slow and heavy and then full-out thrash. Genius.

You can feel ancient Black Sabbath, Tony's killing riffs. Sounds like my dream that Black Sabbath had taken UDO into their group after DIO had left.

4 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. Mind-blowing solo.

5 Coma

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

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

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!

One of the best songs from their album.

7 I Hate

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.

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

8 Rotten to the Core

I love their debut album so much! It's definitely in my top 10 favorite metal albums list. Rotten to the Core is a prime example of a great thrash metal song, in my opinion.

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.

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

9 Electric Rattlesnake
10 Bring Me the Night
The Contenders
11 Hello from the Gutter
12 Raise the Dead
13 Necroshine
14 Soulitude

Everything you could ask for in a song. It starts off very slow and relaxing. After a while, it goes fast and brutal with incredible bass playing that fits 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!

15 Who Tends the Fire

This is the kind of song that makes a band huge. Really ambient song. Gets stuck in your head from the first time you hear it. I think it's an all-time classic. Absolutely in Overkill's top 5.

16 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!

The live version is even more awesome.

17 Overkill

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

I just can't believe that this is at 15 and Feel the Fire is at 16.

This song attracted me to this band.

18 Black Daze
19 Struck Down
20 The Years of Decay

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

Wow, what's a masterpiece like this doing down here?

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

21 Blood Money
22 Mean, Green, Killing Machine

Okay, everyone, let's vote for this song.

23 Feel the Fire

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

24 The Green and Black

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

25 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)

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