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Taking Over

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Audio, Cassette, August 25, 1988
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Editorial Reviews

1. Deny the Cross 2. Wrecking Crew 3. Fear His Name 4. Use Your Head 5. Fatal If Swallowed 6. Powersurge 7. In Union We Stand 8. Electro-Violence 9. Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues)

1. Deny the Cross
2. Wrecking Crew
3. Fear His Name
4. Use Your Head
5. Fatal If Swallowed
6. Powersurge
7. In Union We Stand
8. Electro-Violence
9. Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues)

Product Details

  • Audio Cassette (August 25, 1988)
  • Label: Wea Corp
  • ASIN: B00000EBQ9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #818,419 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Obiturized on February 10, 2006
Format: Audio CD
A classic Overkill album is at hand, This is THE BEST Overkill album in my opinion, All the first 5 are great, but this one I think stands alone. Released in 1987, and one of the best of the year, Including Exodus' Pleasures of the Flesh and Testament's The Legacy, and others. Overkill got overlooked by many, due to them not being part of the "big four", Anthrax should have never been part of it, Overkill should have, but you could also say Exodus and Testament should have too.

This is basically the same style as their previous release album, being their debate "Feel The Fire", but the production is much better, everything is heard, but it's still got a raw feel to it.

Deny The Cross...prepare to be drawn in, a great opener, nice and fast but catchy at the same time, Wrecking Crew, one of my favorite Overkill songs, this ones REALLY catchy, and a great chorus, and love the solo!, Fear His Name, while not as strong as the first 2, is also great, a nice catchy chorus. Use Your Head just has a cool chorus, all in all, a pretty good song. Fatal if Swallowed is just a cool song, nothing to really say about it. Powersurge is another classic from Overkill, Blitz actually does a different kind of thing with his voice on this one, pretty cool, and catchy as hell. In Union We Stand, the song that made me buy the album, no double bass, but still seems to be fast!, it's like an anthem, killer! Electro-Violence is yet another, classic from Overkill, extremely catchy and cool, with cool riffs, and a wicked solo, even a small acoustic part which lasts like a whole 2 seconds! Overkill ll (The Nightmare Continues), the second of the Overkill trilogy, and to me...the best!, great riffs, great everything, check this album out at all costs!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Exploitation Film Fan on June 15, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The album is great.

However.... while it may seem that the price on this out-of-print title has finally dropped beware that the third party seller I dealt with sent me a cdr without even a replica of the original booklet. This may have been done by the record company as opposed to being a bootleg but it is the responsibility of both Amazon AND the seller to note that this is a cdr in the product description. I don't collect cheap cdrs so this goes straight back for a refund.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Metal Dark USA on November 26, 2004
Format: Audio CD
For me, this album is as good in 2004 as it was in the late 1980's. When this album was released it was somewhat criticized for its overproduction and military-metal image. Forget all that, OVERKILL have never been anything but a SOLID metal act. This album is among their top three albums recorded (KILLBOX 13, FEEL THE FIRE the others). It comes at you fast and hard and never lets up. Bobby Blitz makes the album, his vocals have always been distinctive and like no other in metal. Get this album if you are curious about OVERKILL, its a great example of how great they are. Every song is great and the thrashing never stops. These guys still rule to this day. Check it out if you haven't, it flat out rules!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By goozemann on April 28, 2010
Format: Audio CD
This is the best Overkill album. The question is, why is this the only album of their catalog to not be available?? The best one and you can't get it without spending a weeks pay!?!! HEY Blitz and DD.....get this thing re-released!! Mandatory thrash right up there with "Bonded by Blood' and "Hell Awaits"!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By music forever on April 15, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Lets face it metal is fun and this one my friends takes the cake.This overkill album for me ranks up there with years of decay and horrorscope.The album has a nice fast pace that i loved to party with 15yrs ago and still today.To all the younger kids out there trust me this is a true classic that has stood the test of time and needs to be suported forever.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James Simpson on August 24, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Over Kill's second release is a decided improvement upon flawed classic, "Feel The Fire" featuring a decidely more listenable mix that is far less clangy and more layered while still retaining a raw, organic sound that emphasizes it's heaviness.

"Taking Over" is an unsung classic in Thrash Metal. The album playing like a cross of early 80s Slayer meets Anthrax with liberal doses of Metallica thrown into the mixture as well as an aggressiveness that could only have come from the NWOBHM. It always interested me that this band also chose a band often not cited as a major Thrash influence as a deciding factor in they're lyrics and sound and that is "Manowar" that mots bombastic of Metal acts that this album owes quite a bit to.

This album is certainly chaotic and insane with an emphasis on speed and melody with as many riffs as possible jammed into each and every song. Each song is a minor classic of the band but a few are surefire standouts. Lead cut, "Wrecking Crew" is one of the band's greatest anthems and a live show favorite. Tracks like "Powersurge" and "In Union We Stand" are wonderfully anthemic as well echoing Anthrax the most but more brutal. "Deny the Cross" is more akin to Slayer while "Fear His Name" is a wonderful piece of melodic Metal that tells of a certain Avenger who stalks the night and "Overkill 2:The NIghtmare Continues" is a great Thrash epic that foreshadows the direction the band will take in the future.

Good fun to be had throughout on this album that may rank as the band's most accomplished effort if not they're most pleasant headbang before the band progressed with overly long songs and structures that were further removed from the Thrash roots. What this album represents is a sound of a type of Metal that is virtually non-existant today.
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