Morton | Colorado | 09/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Only way to feel the noise is when it's good and loud" Lemmy Kilmister testifies on the very first line of the what many consider to be teh greatest hard rock album of all time. Overkill is unlike any other Motorhead album yet it encompass everything that we would see and love about the band in the years to come. Powerful, angry, intelligent, and incredible rock n' roll.
'Overkill' the massively influential title track, 'No Class' and the riff frenzy that is 'Damage Case' are all here. All three of which are easily the bands most influential tracks, with out the likes of whom bands like Metallica would have never formed. But more than that is the gender bending, though not really 'Ill Be Your Sister' the spacey 'Capricorn' the mania of '(I Won't)Pay Your Price' and the 'Limb From Limb' which may or may not be the very best Motorhead tune of all time.
Riffs from out of this world played by Fast Eddie Clarke. Some of the most solid drumming of all time is played by Philthy Taylor. But Lemmy shines here the most. His bass is more prominent on Overkill than any other album and his lyrics are some of his more personal and strongest. While he hadn't taken on any serious subjects like war, and politics as he would later these are still some of his best lyrics.
Overkill was a landmark album for metal, punk, and rock n' roll. While never really fitting into either of those genres it still is claimed by all. Overkill caused a million kids to form bands, and launched Motorhead into cult status. Along with Bomber, and of course Ace Of Spades, Overkill is essential for early Motorhead."
Kevin J. Donovan | New Zealand | 02/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"limb from limb one of moterheads greatest tracks had it on LP but it was scratched had to have it on cd. been a fan since first came across bomber as a teenager. 47 years old and I still love lemmy, fast eddie and philthy animal taylor their still the bomb ha"