Overkill – Coverkill (Release Year – 1999)
Overkill got into the heavy metal covers game, with their 1999 disc, Coverkill. I have heard this referred to many times, as Overkill’s Garage Days, as it was released the following year after Metallica’s cover disc.
This disc starts firing on all cylinders with a blistering live cut of the Motorhead song, Overkill.
Tyrant is a cool Judas Priest song, but I don’t think Bobby Ellsworth can quite live up to Rob Halford’s vocals. It is a solid version, but not essential.
My favorite cuts on this disc are the Kiss cover, Deuce, and the remake of Jethro Tull’s Hymn 43.
Coverkill is a decent release by Overkill, and probably the most mainstream recording offered by the band. Coverkill is a solid cover disc, but it probably one that only the diehard Overkill fans will find essential to their collection.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Overkill (Motorhead)
2. No Feelings (Sex Pistols)
3. Hymn 43 (Jethro Tull)
4. Changes (Black Sabbath)
5. Space Truckin’ (Deep Purple)
6. Deuce (KISS)
7. Never Say Die (Black Sabbath)
8. Death Tone (Manowar)
9. Cornucopia (Black Sabbath)
10. Tyrant (Judas Priest)
11. Ain’t Nothin’ to Do (Dead Boys)
12. I’m Against It (Ramones)