Overkill's live CD Wrecking Everything Live comes as a direct companion
piece to the live DVD of the same name. However, this comes with some
disappointing differences. While the DVD is two pieces, one being a full concert
running some 22 numbers, the live CD comes as a single disk that cuts many
numbers off of it in order to meet one disk's time constraints. This immediately
turned me off to the disk as I had just watched the video of the same thing and
would have enjoyed being able to crank many of the same numbers in the stereo.
This could not be the case due to the cutting done. I am not sure why the band
chose to release two different items, but perhaps the thought was that many of
the other songs exist on a live media already. I owned a copy of the first live
Overkill release and I hated the production so much that I think I even passed
it along to a bigger fan. The level of production on this was so good that it
made me wish the entire DVD performance was also featured here.
Barring my criticisms, this is still a good disk. My rating is based on the
fact that it was released as a single instead of double. The diehard
"Over Killer" will love it, as several of the bands signature numbers are
included. Among my favorites would be the older stuff such as "Years Of Decay",
and "In Union We Stand" and "Deny The Cross". The CD shows that OverKill truly
are among the masters of the Thrash Metal genre. They are still going 20 years
strong, and while some lineup changes have occurred you still have Blitz and D.D.
taking care of business.
I recommend the fans try the DVD first and then perhaps grab this CD as
something to keep in the car. Don't take this instead of the DVD for
that is a totally enjoyable piece of metal. While this being minimal might make
you feel differently.
- Evil Never Dies
- Deny The Cross
- I Hate
- Bleed Me
- Long Time Dyin'
- It Lives
- The Years Of Decay
- In Union We Stand