Tag: Overkill

Straight To Your Spine: A 40th Anniversary Celebration Of Motörhead’s Overkill

[Released March 24th, 1979 through Bronze Records. Artwork by Joe Petagno] I suppose you could consider yourself a metal fan and not hold Motörhead in the highest and loudest regard, but that sure would make

Overkill – The Wings Of War Review

What’s left to say about Overkill that hasn’t already been said a thousand times during the course of their near forty years of existence. The synopsis: they roared out of the gate with a five

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We’ve Missed In 2018 So Far, Part 1

Here at Last Rites, we listen to a metric shit-ton of heavy metal—it’s just what we do. But even then, every year, there’s so much great heavy metal that gets released that we simply don’t

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: June 24th – June 30th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Thanksgiving Turkeys: 2017’s Fowlest Flops

If you’re among the cherished tens and tens of regular readers we have here at Last Rites, you might notice something about us as a group: we aren’t particularly negative. This isn’t because we simply

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Overkill – The Grinding Wheel Review

The year is 1985 and your parents are pissed. Your grades slipped again. It’s not that you aren’t smart. It’s that you can’t focus. Because Overkill just released Feel the Fire and it’s changing your

Devils In The Mist – Overkill’s Groove Years

For years, on these pages and in myriad (often one-sided) conversations, I’ve opined that Overkill’s 90s and early 2000s forays into the then-modern trend of groove weren’t as embarrassingly off-base as those of most of

A Devil’s Dozen – Overkill

One of the incredible things about being a fan of music — if not the actual most incredible thing about it — comes in the nearly magical connection between the listener and the song. A