Tracklist - Taking over
- 1.DENY THE CROSS
- 2.WRECKING CREW
- 3.FEAR HIS NAME
- 4.USE YOUR HEAD
- 5.FATAL IF SWALLOWED
- 7.IN UNION WE STAND
- 9.OVERKILL II (THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES)
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The music found on "Taking Over" sounds very much like technical thrash metal. Though still heavy and fast like most thrash bands, Overkill tightened their songwriting in favor of a more technical side, including more extensive guitar riffs and drum parts than the debut. The band also builds upon the theatrical side of "Feel the Fire", with many dramatic moments throughout the album. The overall feel of this record varies. Some songs come off as very angry and aggressive, and yet some feel rather ominous and intense. The production also gets a nice boost due to the band having a higher recording budget from Atlantic Records. Each instrument can be heard clearly and the mix sounds great thanks to producer Alex Perialas. There are no weak tracks to be found here, as most of the tracks transition well together and adhere to the overall sound of the record, making for a nice and cohesive effort.
The guitars are full of great thrash riffs, solos, and rolling guitar work. The songs will have this great main riff thats heavy and grabs your attention. Blitz's vocals will come in and Mr. Gustafson keeps playing his guitar with this rolling riff that keeps the song heavy and thrashy. The guitars have great rythym thoughout the songs as well. Overall they are fast when they are not playing a main riff but keeping the rythym while Blitz sings. The main intro riffs are pretty slow, but heavy and authoritative.
Overall this is Overkill's thrid best work, falling shortly behind Fell the Fire and The Years of Decay. It offers the speed of old Overkill, the heavyness of the early 90's overkill, and a mixture of those two disticnt Overkill eras in their early career. This is a solid thrash album, nothing from 1987 beats this in the thrash genre. A great follow up to Feel The Fire
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