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Yes that’s right, I’m giving “An Overdose of Death..” a bad rating. So go on start the wannabe hunt, call poser all you want, it won’t change my views on this insipid album.
The reason this album didn’t work for me was 1.) it did not in any sort live up to the hype it constantly receives, when I bought this last year the package had a little yellow strip labeled “For fans of Venom, Exodus, Municipal Waste and other thrash bands”, ha-ha-ha, this was not the case in this slightest.
This brings me to my second point about this album, Joel utterly sucks at what he does, I was expecting some energetic thrash with great powerful vocals and some originality. What I got was some monotonous music with a guy trying to replicate black metal vocals (terribly I might add), and throw in some one riff per song type music and WHAMO! You have “An Overdose of Death”. Every song (hold “Wild Dogs”) songs the same, same riff styles, same monotonous vocals, same drum-machine-sounding percussion, it just blurs together and murders what could’ve possibly been an enjoyable experience for me.
Now with that being said this album had at least one redeeming quality, the opening track “Wild Dogs”. That was the only song from this album that I found to be remotely decent, with the great build-up to the finale of Joel belting out “WE ARE THE WILD DOGS-WILD DOGS!”, that was the one and only point and time my trigger itchy finger wasn’t temped to press the skip button.
But in a world of retro thrash bands trying to out do each other I find it funny that these guys are at the top of the pack with greats like Violator and Municipal Waste, but again that’s just my opinion on the matter-35%.