10 Best Overkill Albums Ranked And Complete Discography

10 Best Overkill Albums Ranked And Complete Discography

Our 10 best Overkill albums ranked article looks at the entire discography of the band Overkill while ranking what we believe are the best Overkill albums. Our ranking system utilizes a combination of subjective taste with objectivity based on chart success and sales. Everybody has their own personal taste in picking their own favorite albums. However the point behind ranking a band’s albums like Overkill is to give fans who are not really well-versed in their music a starting point to begin checking out such a fantastic band like Overkill.

The origins of the band Overkill stem for the punk music scene of the late 1970s. Bands like The Sex Pistols, The Ramones and so many more were the stalwarts of punk music who inspired a whole generation of rockers that came of age in the 1980s. Overkill members D.D. Verni and Rat Skates  were part of that scene in a band called the Lubricunts. That group laid the foundation for the band Overkill when Robert Pisarek and Bobby Ellsworth joined up with the former Lubricunts members in 1980. The band chose their name based on the title of another band that would greatly inspire them as well as many others called Motorhead.

Before the band signed a record deal they went through many personal changes while playing clubs in the New York, New Jersey Metropolitan areas in the early 1980s. After releasing numerous EPs and finding their way onto multiple metal compilation CDs the band released the first album in 1985 entitled Feed The Fire. Hailed by critics and fans as a monster metal album, the band was on its way to becoming one of the most popular groups in metal history.

The band overkill so far have released nineteen studio albums and three live records. Their most recent album was released in 2019 entitled The Wings Of War. They have sold over five million records worldwide and continue to be one of the most loved bands in the metal and thrash metal genres alongs with bands such as Slayer, Exodus and  Metallica.

# 10 -The Electric Age

We open up our Overkill Albums List with the groups debut album entitled The Electric Age. The album was released in 2012. It is the group’s second biggest selling album they ever released in the United States. The Electric Age album hit number seventy seven on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. The album featured Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth on lead vocals, D.D. Verni on bass, Dave Linsk rocking out on  lead guitar, Derek Tailer on rhythm guitar and Ron Lipnicki on drums.

# 9 – The Grinding Wheel

Continuing with our Overkill Albums List we move on to the sensational album entitled The Grinding Wheel. The album was released in 2017. The Grinding Wheel was a top 10 hit in Germany. The album hit number sixty on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. Musicians in the band at the time were Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth on lead vocals, D.D. Verni on bass, Dave Linsk on  lead guitar, Derek Tailer on rhythm guitar and Ron Lipnicki on drums.

# 8 – White Devil Armory

In the number eight spot on our Overkill Albums List we present the album entitled White Devil Armory. The album was released in 2014. White Devil Armory  stands as their highest charting record on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts where it peaked at number thirty one.

# 7 – Ironbound

In the number seven position on our Overkill Albums List is the album entitled Ironbound. The album was released in 2010 The album just broke into the the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts reaching the 192 position. The album featured Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth on lead vocals, D.D. Verni on bass, Dave Linsk playing lead guitar, Derek Tailer on rhythm guitar and Ron Lipnicki on drums.

# 6 – The Years of Decay

Landing in the number six spot on our Overkill Albums List we present the album entitled The Years of Decay. The album was released in 1989. The album hit number 155 on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. The album featured Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth on lead vocals, D.D. Verni on bass, Bobby Gustafson on lead guitar and Sid Falck on drums.

# 5 – Under the Influence

At the midway point on our Overkill Albums List is the album entitled Under the Influence  The album was released in 1988. The album hit number 142 on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. The album included musicians Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth on lead vocals, D.D. Verni on bass, Bobby Gustafson on lead guitar and Sid Falck on drums.

# 4 – Feel the Fire

At the number four spot on our Overkill Albums List we present the album entitled Feel The Fire. This was Overkill’s debut album. The album was released in 1985. The album did not break onto any of the  US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. The album featured the band’s original classic lineup of Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth on lead vocals, D.D. Verni on bass, Bobby Gustafson on lead guitar and Rat Skates on drums.

# 3 – The Grinding Wheel

Moving along on our Overkill Albums List we present the album entitled The Grinding Wheel. The album was released in 2017. The album hit number sixty nine on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. Once again, the band had a top 10 album in Germany. This album was would be drummer Ron Lipnicki’s last dance with the band.

# 2 – The Wings Of War

Just of the top spot on our Overkill Albums List we showcase the album entitled The Wings Of War. This is the band’s most recent album and it kills. What an amazing record Overkill put out just two years ago. The album was released in 2919. The album hit number 155 on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. However, it would become the band’s highest charting record of their career as it hit number five in Germany. It is also the first album to feature new drummer Jason Bittner.

# 1 – Horrorscope

We wrap up our Overkill Albums List with the legendary album entitled Horrorscope. This is easily one of the greatest metal albums ever released. It is the band’s biggest selling album of their career in the United States by far. The album was released in 1991.  The lineup on the album included Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth on lead vocals,  new guitarists at the time Merritt Gant and Rob Cannavino, D.D. Verni on bass and Sid Falck on drums

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Overkill Complete Studio Album Discography

Feel the Fire

Released in 1985

Taking Over

Released in 1987

Under the Influence

Released in 1988

The Years of Decay

Released in 1989

Horrorscope

Released in 1991

I Hear Black

Released in 1993

W.F.O.

Released in 1994

The Killing Kind

Released in 1996

From the Underground and Below

Released in 1997

Necroshine

Released in 1999

Bloodletting

Released in 2000

Killbox 13

Released in 2003

ReliXIV

Released in 2005

Immortalis

Released in 2007

Ironbound

Released in 2010

The Electric Age

Released in 2012

White Devil Armory

Released in 2014

The Grinding Wheel

Released in 2017

The Wings of War

Released in 2019

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