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OVERKILL “Killbox 13” /Ltd. 2LP/

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OVERKILL “Killbox 13” /Ltd. 2LP/
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Re-release of the twelfth full-length studio album by the legendary American Thrash Metal band.
"Killbox 13" is named as such because it is their 13th studio release. It’s includes ten standout songs each sounding like a blend of styles from past albums, yet without sounding dated.
"Struck Down" has a sound that is reminiscent of the Thrash Metal from "Feel The Fire". "I Rise" could have been part of the "Taking Over"-era of the band and "Crystal Clear" sounds somewhat like a blend of "Skullkrusher" ("The Years Of Decay") and "Spiritual Void" ("I Hear Black"). "Until I Die" reminds somewhat of "Burn You Down/To Ashes" from "The Killing Kind". Similarly, "Devil By the Tail" is similar in style to the band's last album, "Bloodletting". Actually, this track totally annihilates. "Crystal Clear" is a doomy number that has a riff that reminds of Trouble or Black Sabbath.
The production on this disc is outstanding; monstrously heavy, yet each instrument is clearly heard. The band's rhythm section is not buried in the mix whatsoever. D.D.'s bass is clear and present; while Tim Mallare's speedy double kick is front and center. Lead guitarist Dave Linsk makes his presence much known and adds some tasty and skillful guitar solos throughout the disc. Of course "Blitz" fills out the sound and gives the band their signature sound. Reading through the lyrics, while Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth is still somewhat dark and angry, he is also quite poetic. His lyrics can be interpreted a number of different ways.
Overall, another stellar effort from a band! As with their past few albums, "Killbox 13" will dominate your vinyl player for a long time!!
Limited Edition 180 Gram Gatefold Double Vinyl.
The Vinyl Countdown/The Store For Music Ltd., 2003/2012 (SFMVC1212). Made in UK. Pressed in Germany.

Tracklist:
LP 1:
SIDE 1:
1. Devil By The Tail
2. Damned
3. No Lights

SIDE 2:
4. The One
5. Crystal Clear

LP 2:
SIDE 3:
1. Ths Sound Of Dying
2. Until I Die  
3. Struck Down

SIDE 4:
4. Unholy
5. I Rise

Samples:  http://www.last.fm/music/Overkill

Price: 18.90 €
Weight: 0.5 Kg
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