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Overkill - Taking Over FLAC album


Performer: Overkill
Genre: Rock
Title: Taking Over
Country: US
Released: 1987
Style: Thrash
FLAC version ZIP size: 1513 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1937 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1442 mb
Rating: 4.2
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Taking Over is the second studio album by thrash metal band Overkill, released in March 1987 through Atlantic and Megaforce Records. The album is Overkill's last to feature drummer Rat Skates, who left the band later in 1987 and was replaced by Sid Falck. It was also the first to be released through Atlantic, who would release all of the band's albums up to .

Overkill - Wrecking Crew 4:39. Overkill - Taking Over - Full Album -(HD)- 45:56. Overkill - Electro Violence 3:53. Overkill - Fatal If Swallowed 6:49. Overkill - Powersurge 4:37. Overkill - Deny The Cross 4:44. Overkill - Use your Head 4:21. Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues) 7:07.

Aptly titled Taking Over, it was pretty imminent that Overkill meant business. They were out to take over the scene by flushing out wannabes and poseurs. The production is very heavy and I’m yet to hear a thrash metal album with such a crushing feel. Maverick vocal man Blitz sounds a lot like he would on the debut, but he pulls off some deafening shrieks on almost all the songs. It’s amazing how he does that so effortlessly. The rhythm section sounds highly beefed up, although the bass somewhat gets stepped over by the heavy guitar and drums

Overkill Taking Over Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues). Trivia: - The album peaked at on the Billboard 200. Music video: - In Union We Stand. Recording information: Co-produced by Overkill. Recorded and mixed at: Pyramid Sound, Ithaca, . Mastered at: Frankford Wayne.

This New York band got a lot of attention with this album, although looking back at it, the vocals of Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth are somewhat dreadful compared to how they sound now. Track Listing.

Still, Taking Over does contain a diverse array of approaches for an album that's just nine songs long and can definitely be described as unadulterated thrash. Wrecking Crew has the speed of punk; Fear His Name adopts the slow, grinding approach that Metallica would later co-opt; In Union We Stand is a near-patriotic anthem for a quickly growing nation of metal diehards. Despite its newfound relationship with the record industry, Overkill made absolutely no mainstream concessions on its sophomore effort. Still, Taking Over does contain a diverse array of approaches for an album that's just nine songs long and can definitely be described as unadulterated thrash.

Listen to Taking Over by Overkill on Deezer. Composers: Overkill - Carlo Verni - Lee J. Kundrat - Robert Joseph Ellsworth - Robert Wayne Gustafson.

Overkill - Taking Over 9 songs lyrics: Deny The Cross, Wrecking Crew, Fear His Name, Use Your Head, Fatal If Swallowed, Powersurge, In Union We Stand, Electro-Violence, Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues).

Tracklist

A1 Deny The Cross
A2 Wrecking Crew
A3 Fear His Name
A4 Use Your Head
A5 Fatal If Swallowed
B1 Powersurge
B2 In Union We Stand
B3 Electro-Violence
B4 Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues)

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Megaforce Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation

Credits

  • Bass – D.D. Verni
  • Drums – Rat Skates
  • Executive Producer – Jon Zazula
  • Guitar – Bobby Gustafson
  • Management – Loud & Proud Mgt. Inc.
  • Producer – Alex Perialas, Overkill
  • Vocals – Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7567-81735-4

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7 81735-1, 81735-1 Overkill Taking Over ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic, Megaforce Worldwide 7 81735-1, 81735-1 US 1987
670.0051 Overkill Taking Over ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic 670.0051 Brazil 1987
130085 Overkill Taking Over ‎(LP, Album) Accord 130085 France 1987
N 0071 Overkill Taking Over ‎(CD, Album) Noise International N 0071 Germany 1987
7 81735-2, 81735-2 Overkill Taking Over ‎(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 81735-2, 81735-2 US Unknown

Tracklist

1 Deny The Cross 4:42
2 Wrecking Crew 4:30
3 Fear His Name 5:23
4 Use Your Head 4:18
5 Fatal If Swallowed 6:44
6 Powersurge 4:34
7 In Union We Stand 4:23
8 Electro-Violence 3:43
9 Overkill 2 (The Nightmare Continues) 7:10

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Megaforce Records, Inc.
  • Record Company – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Megaforce Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Made By – WEA Manufacturing Inc.
  • Recorded At – Pyramid Sound Recording Studios
  • Mixed At – Pyramid Sound Recording Studios
  • Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
  • Published By – Zazmar Music
  • Published By – Blood And Iron Music
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation

Credits

  • Arranged By – Overkill
  • Bass – D.D. Verni
  • Drums – Rat Skates
  • Engineer – Alex Perialas
  • Executive Producer – Jon Zazula
  • Guitar – Bobby Gustafson
  • Legal [Legal Representation] – Elliot J. Groffman*
  • Lyrics By – Overkill
  • Mastered By – Tom Coyne
  • Mastered By [CD Mastering] – Stephen Innocenzi
  • Music By – Overkill
  • Painting [Bat Painted By] – Bill Benson*
  • Photography [Album Cover Photography] – Dan Muro
  • Photography [Innersleeve Group Photo] – Christie Mullen
  • Photography [Innersleeve Live Photos] – Mike Vayenes, Ron Akiyama
  • Producer – Alex Perialas, Overkill
  • Typography [All Typographics By] – Dan Muro, Pat Calello
  • Vocals – Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth
  • Written By – Overkill

Notes

Made In U.S.A. By WEA Manufacturing Inc.

EXPLICIT LYRICS-PARENTAL ADVISORY

Printed In U.S.A.

On Booklet: 81735-2
On CD: 81735-2
On Back-Inlay: 81735-2
On Spine: 7 81735-2

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 075678173523
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7567-81735-2 3
  • Matrix / Runout: 3 81735-2 SRC-01

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7 81735-1, 81735-1 Overkill Taking Over ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic, Megaforce Worldwide 7 81735-1, 81735-1 US 1987
670.0051 Overkill Taking Over ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic 670.0051 Brazil 1987
130085 Overkill Taking Over ‎(LP, Album) Accord 130085 France 1987
78 17351 Overkill Taking Over ‎(Cass, Album) Atlantic 78 17351 Canada 1987
N 0071 Overkill Taking Over ‎(CD, Album) Noise International N 0071 Germany 1987