Monday, January 26, 2009

Triumph

This is the LA-based SST Records Overkill. The good Overkill, not the third-rate thrash band from New York. Released in 1985, Triumph of the Will was their only full-length album, and it kicks ass. Overkill kind of sounded like the love child of Black Flag and The Dictators. Now don't you wanna fucking hear this?


32 comments:

Nickthrone said...

Amebix was incredible!! Annihilation Time was really good. the sound sucked for Hellshock but they were decent anyway. best show since halloween

Nickthrone said...

oh yeah and Jello Biafra got up and sang Largactyl. nice post. thanks Aesop

Anonymous said...

One million times better than the NYC poodle-hairs...

Dave G said...

I remember this record as a kid, but I never bought it because it wasn't the third rate Overkill from NY hahaha. I have been curious about it for years though so I am ready to give it a listen.

Roger Camden said...

I dug these guys.

Heard 'em on the SST Program: Annihilator comp.

Devil Dick said...

long time devil fave!

OTT!

Anonymous said...

I love this record!!!Its dirty punk/metal with a dirty biker feel to it,great while drinking beer and talkin' shit on the other Overkill(my buddy runs a fan site).MIKE

Anonymous said...

Hey, I like Overkill from NY.
Yer mean.

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Aesop said...

What's to like? You'll like them less if you see that Thrash documentary.

e normous said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH someone mentioned Annihilation Time! Yes! Man I love that album (the new one).


Also... come on, man. "Taking Over" and the other old stuff is at least decent.

Aesop said...

No. Don't like Overkill from NY, sorry. I do like Carnivore though.

chrisc said...

listening as i type and i really like this stuff.dirty r'n'r the way i like it.and maybe Annihilation Time took some lessons from these guys?anyway,thank you Aesop for yet another great post.

Anonymous said...

Overkill rules, and they are from NJ not NY.

Anonymous said...

Listen to their "Hells Getting Hotter" 7". It rules.

Aesop said...

Yeah, the EP does rule.

big boy said...

Works for me. Black Flag and the Dictators with Lemmy-lite vocals.

Devil Dick said...

get the 7 inch ep right here douche nuts

http://devildick.blogspot.com/2008/07/overkill-sst-008-1982-7-inch.html

Von Umlaut said...

Overkill(L.A.) rules... Bought this album the same day I bought St. Vitus'thirsty and miserable' ep... As for Anhilation Time, good fuckin band, cool fuckin peeps... Keep yer ears and eyes peeled for Plastered Bastards from Pittsburgh , btw... they can drink em under the table too!

Aesop said...

Plastered Bastards are some ex-Submachine folk, am I correct?

Alcolm X said...

Holy shit this is great! I'm seriously pissed off at myself for not picking this up back in the day. May be the best thing SST put out!

Aesop said...

Alcolm, though I share your enthusiasm for this record it is hardly the best thing SST put out. Have you forgotten Damaged, My War, Zen Arcade, Double Nickels, and all those great Vitus LPs? Either way, glad you dig this.

Alcolm X said...

This record is so good that it temporarily obliterated all memory and reason... definitely up there with the first buncha Vitus records.

davslack said...

I'm going to go on the record here defending Overkill's 1st LP "Feel the Fire" as a fine slice of east coast thrash that earned a head bang or two from me back in the 80s. I recall the only shit I heard from them past that album pretty much sucked ass. Submitting as evidence in support of this argument I offer that they were formed (according of wikipedia) "from the ashes of the punk band "The Lubricunts" (who may have sucked for all I know, but that is a fine, fine band name) and they performed a passable cover of "Sonic Reducer" on "Feel the Fire"

davslack said...

I'm going to qualify my previous comment by adding that I havent seen the Thrash documentary. Is that the "Get Thrashed" flick?

Aesop said...

That's the one.

powerpopfanatic1979 said...

Great band and blog. I've found many a gem on here, so thanks for that!

I was wondering whether you had these 2 albums digging around at all...

The Unfolding - How to Blow Your Mind and Have a Freak-Out Party

and...

The Sparrow - Hatching Out.

Many thanks and keep up the good work!

Reza

Aesop said...

Don't know these records or bands but I find that a search with the word "blogspot" will usually render positive results.

sleezestak said...

Thanks I remember how disappointed I was when I saw Overkill on Headbanger's Ball and though ti was these guys.

Anonymous said...

Thrash band, overkill is from NJ... not NY.

Anonymous said...

Overkill is from New Jersey & they were doing thrash before Anthrax, Slayer & Metallica were.

eltib said...

Anonymous, yeah Over Kill (wrecking crew) was playing punk copies until 1983. The L.A. Overkill had material written, and released long before them. And there's some unreleased material from the L.A. band thats about to be given up. It doesn't sound anything like TOTW. You'll prpbably hate the vocals, but WTF, how can anybody deal with Blitz's copying of UDO?