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Taking Over
Taking Over
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Overkill
Title: Taking Over
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Megaforce / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/1987
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Thrash & Speed Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678173523, 075678173547

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Taking Over My Stereo
Obiturized | New Hampshire | 02/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!
Power, energy and speed!
Metal Dark USA | New York, NY | 11/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!"
Pure metal fun
music forever | troy, oh | 04/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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.