Written by Josh Ashinoff
Out of ten stars I would give this one either a 7 ½ or an 8. I really enjoyed this album! There are a lot of “long” songs and some play for 6-7 minutes. These tunres are by no means a disappointment either. The album consisted of Ron Lipnicki smashing on the drums, Derek Tailer and Dave Linsk on the heavy, shredding guitar, D.D. Verni on the AUDIBLE bass (not obnoxious either unlike “W.F.O”), and Bobby Blitz’s classic thrash metal vocals!! I’m going to name some songs that stood out to me the most on the album.
The first song on the album was “Come and Get It”. To be honest, when I first listened to it, I wasn’t so crazy about it for some reason; I guess I just wasn’t in the right mood. HOWEVER, when I listened to it the second time around I really enjoyed it! It’s a perfect opening song for this album. Starts out with some crunching guitar, then after about 30 seconds the real fun starts! Out comes the bass, and riff madness of the lead guitar!! They couldn’t have picked a better song to open up the album with!
Song number 2 on the album was “Electric Rattlesnake”. You have probably heard of this one since it was their promotional song for the album. It was a very good decision on their part to preview this song. If you haven’t heard it yet I highly recommend that you check it out. The song is very catchy, has fast riffs, and speeding drums. It defiantly shows what the album is about, but at the same time, doesn’t give too much away.
Track 7 of the album is “21st century man”. I can easily say that I’m a fan of this song, and it just might be my favourite song on the album! I think that any metalhead would like it! It has a fast intro, great lead guitar riffage and heavy bass.
The only criticism that I would have on this album is song number 8, “Old Wounds, New Scars”. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good song, but they kind of stole the main riff from Exodus’s “Toxic Waltz” and added their own touch to it. Just for that, I lose a little respect for the song, but it’s still a pretty good!
The last song of “The Electric Age”, is titled, “Good Night”. It starts off with a nice, light, acoustic intro, until it breaks out into chaos with one last does of madness with fast guitars and rapid-pounding drums. At a show this would be their closing song I would imagine; AND A VERY GOOD ONE!!
I would highly recommend this album for any fan of Overkill or even metal. I was kind of worried that this album wouldn’t be worth the money, but I can happily say that I was wrong! There isn’t a bad song on the whole album, some songs are defiantly better than others though. Overkill is also hosting the “Killfest” tour, so if they happen to come to your city, DON’T MISS THEM!