6 thoughts on “ Shred - Overkill - Under The Influence ”
The opening song on Overkill’s album Under the Influence is the perfect declaration of the band’s musical intent: “Shred! Simply stated/Shred! In a word/Shred! Simply stated/Shred!” With the rise of bands like Metallica and Slayer, the thrash genre that Overkill had helped birth was reaching its peak—and this beloved New Jersey foursome was ready for the competition.
"Under The Influence" is the 3rd studio album from New Jersey badboys Overkill, one of my favorite bands. Well after the speed metal-infused thrash attacks of their wicked first two efforts, the boys decided to drop the speed metal influences and go for an all-out thrash assault.
Apr 01, · Overkill, originating from New Jersey, was one such act throwing themselves into the ring at a time when anything in the world of thrash metal was possible. Signing to the much loved and influential Megaforce label they cut two well received albums prior to /5(39).