Title: “Our Finest Hour” (Single)
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 11/4/2016
Genre: Thrash Metal
Views about this latest track from the Thrash Metal Legends Overkill have been making the rounds for a couple of weeks now but I decided to post something on the day of its digital release so fans could order it straightaway after hearing our own thoughts on it. Well, I hope that they do that at least since it’s a cooking number from beginning to end and gives us a nice taste of what is to come from their upcoming album “The Grinding Wheel” which is the band’s first album on Nuclear Blast Records. That said, according to Blitz we’ll have to wait until February of 2017 for the full thing which makes getting this track around into the hands of the masses a paramount effort.
The tune is called “Our Finest Hour” and after some thunderous buildup the tune begins throttling the Metal senses. There is razor sharp riffing and a solid bass heavy bottom over the double kicks that make you wish there was a circle pit right there in your living room. Blitz is on point and has never sounded better as he screams about being the hand to stop a genocide and being our conscience and guide. It’s a little political but look at the times we are in and the day that this was hitting the streets. While the track is a speedy one overall there’s a slow section at around minute 4 and it’s the perfect breather before the frenzied lead of Linsk takes over. Good stuff for sure and it looks like Overkill will deliver the proper goods once again when the album comes out. I cannot wait to hear the whole thing based on this one tune and that is pretty promising.
As Election Day continues to tally up the numbers on who will be the next President of the USA the question remains as to whether or not this will be “Our Finest Hour” or the beginning of much darker times. It’s up to your voice of course so get out there and make your voice count. There is no such thing as a wasted vote in my humble opinion so do your duty as a citizen of these United States. May the best of these two unique candidates win.
1. Our Finest Hour
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