White Devil Armory is the seventeenth album from New Jersey’s thrash veterans Overkill.
It’s all you’d expect from an old school thrash band, it’s fast, it’s loud, guitars are to the fore and there’s a shred at every turn.
Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth has been a mainstay of the band and his higher pitch staccato gives you a feel for what it might be like to hear AC/DC’s Brian Johnson fronting something a little more violent.
Overkill stick with what they know and the NWOBHM influence is still very much on show, where contemporaries like Anthrax, Metallica and Testament have evolved their sound over the years these guys just keep delivering classic thrash.
The energy is relentless and every track is immediately imprinted on your cerebral cortex – chuck this in your car, put your foot down and the volume way the fuck up.