Best Overkill Albums

The Top Ten
1 The Years of Decay

One of their best efforts. Maybe not as fast as the first three, but more technical and epic. Elimination, Killing Time and Nothing To Die For are my favourite tracks

This album defined the true meaning of thrash when it arrived. Bobby's voice changed the landscape which was desperately needed at the time. Mixing Metallica riffs with Udo Dirkschneider vocals was a breath of fresh air. A great album!

Good list. I might put Horrorscope above Ironbound, though. Years of Decay is the best by far. I'd say:

2 Horrorscope

The first album without Gustafson, still, a great one. Has more groove and even doom metal influences, but I think it's still great.
Coma, the title track, and Nice Day For A Funeral are my favourite tracks from here

Horrorscope refines the best elements of The Years Of Decay. Great production, lots of variety, amazing song structures. Years is just a inch away from Horrorscope but 'scope takes the prized pie.

Definitely Overkill's best album. "Coma" is an amazing song, arguably their best of all-time (and "Blood Money" is criminally underrated; seriously, check it out if you haven't already).

3 Ironbound

Had to go with Years of Decay, but yeah, this was like the Megadeth Endgame. Or what Death Magnetic was supposed to be. All the good comeback albums: Tempo, Endgame, Thirteen, Ironbound, Electric Age, Phantom Antichrist, Worship Music.

Best modern day thrash album and Overkill's best overall. Modernmproducfion and every track is a winner. Great riffs.

This album reaffirmed that Thrash is alive and well!

4 Taking Over

My favourite Overkill record. Really has that thrash sound, but also some epic metal influences, especially on the song In Union We Stand. Every song here is great.

Maybe its because this was the first overkill album I ever heard but I think this is their best.

Ok personally I think years of decay is their best, but this needs to be higher than 6, it's my number 2

My partial list

5 The Electric Age

Best of the new era! Classic thrash!

6 Feel the Fire

Great album, extremely underrated. The production may not be the best but it still sounds amazing.

Way better than ironbound in my opinion. This along with horrorscope talking over and years of decay are overkills finest albums

7 Under the Influence

I think this edges out Electric Age. I personally enjoy it more than Taking Over, but I think TO is probably a hair better. I also think WDA is better than Electric Age, but only by a but.

8 White Devil Armory

A pretty weird choice but I'll go with it. I think with White Devil Armory the band reached its absolute peak.

9 The Grinding Wheel

No love for TGW? I think they entered new territory here but kept the heaviness. Mean Green Killing Machine is superb, Goddam Trouble is a goddam ace and Come Heavy is a masterpiece. Great album all around!

10 Killbox 13

Best one of their groove era. Just listen an opening track or sound of dying.
Those two songs have mind blowing breaks! Upeee!

The Contenders
11 The Wings of War
12 W.F.O.

A great album, forgotten by some but a great return to Horrorscope form.

Why is the bass louder than the guitar?

13 I Hear Black

You know, this was actually good. They are the only band that can blend thrash and groove so amazingly.

14 From the Underground & Below
15 Necroshine

I don't know why but I really enjoy this album. Very underrated. Best Groove album bu them. Every song is killer. The only thing that bothers me is the "ohohoo" part in My December. Own this on MC. The riffs are very hard hitting. The bass is just amazing! Bobby gives a lot of effort and sometimes he sings very differently. The drums are kickass too!

16 Immortalis

This is killer, the production is superb and the guitar tones really cut deep,people always go on about their early stuff, this should be up in the top five in my opinion

17 F**k You
18 Relixiv

This album is heavy! The guitar tone is the best yet!

19 Scorched
20 Coverkill
21 Rotten to the Core
22 The Killing Kind

This is probably my favorite Overkill album. It is the Overkill album that I go back and listen to the most. From "Certifiable" to "Let Me Shut That For You" and the masterpiece "Cold Hard Fact," The Killing Kind offers some of Overkill's best work.

23 Bloodletting
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