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on January 15, 2014
I will first get to how great this album is. I got into Overkill back in the day, even before Feel The Fire, when they were more a punk band than what we know now. Feel The Fire was pure Thrash that was more in kin to Slayer's Show No Mercy. Well, with progression, maturity and a better budget to record you get Taking Over. "Deny The Cross" is a prime example of why Overkill are so undeniably amazing. You could easily listen to it over and over again losing track of the fact that there are 8 more killer Trash and slightly slower tempo songs to lose your mind to. Overkill's songwriting skills, musical ability and creativity with originality make them an unfortunately overlooked band from the early, early days of Thrash. Since Overkill have a lot of albums to their credit, you could easily start here and go anywhere. Not all of the bands albums are great but there is enough that if you do some homework you will find what is worth buying or not. For this album Deny The Cross, Wrecking Crew, Fatal If Swallowed, Powersurge and Electro-Violence are all hi-lights not to be missed.
So to my "Buyer Beware". When you buy this album, you do not get the original or anything close. You are better off buying the MP3 version and finding the cover online and copy it because that is ALL you get with the re-release. This is Atlantic Records taking advantage of a group of fans that are looking to buy an re-release album brand new since it had been out of print for so long. The album cover looks like a secretary at the label found a picture of it online and took a picture of it with her camera phone. The cd is same as the cheap green cd bulk 50 packs that you can buy w/o jewel cases. There is nothing information wise, i.e. lyrics, producer/studio credits, thank you's on the non existing booklet that was on the original. Bottom line is if you buy the re-release you are just giving even more money to Atlantic Records than we did before and the band is getting maybe $0.05 per copy. Lucky them. P.s., the label is nice enough to put an advisory statement that says, "This package does not include the original booklet" on the back of the cd(and on the inside to remind you that you just got screwed). Nice to know when you order online.
So take what I say with a grain of rice or not. I guess the bottom line is that even though you are getting screwed, you are still getting a killer album.