METAL TUESDAY: Down to the Bone by Overkill - The Bay Area gets way too much credit for thrash. Overkill was one of the earliest on the scene and with Anthrax and Nuclear Assault made the core of East Coast thrash. And Overkill is still doing it over thirty years later making relevant albums with two of the original crew, Blitz Ellsworth and DD Verni.
They just released their new album White Devil Armory and it is smoking hot awesome. It is not that they are breaking new ground here, but they are simply making fun, bar brawl-liquor infused thrash punk metal. It is old school without sounding old school. Down to the Bone reps the style and sound best, with a monster of a start that kicks off with a huge riff/rhythm that goes full bore till the ripping guitar solo. This is about the most fun I have had with a metal album this year.
O proper stuff! This is the very painting of your fear: This is the air-drawn dagger which, you said, Led you to Duncan. O, these flaws and starts, Impostors to true fear, would well become A woman’s story at a winter’s fire, Authorized by her grandam. Shame itself! Why do you make such faces? When all’s done, You look but on a stool.
– Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Act III, sc. 4
Kenneth Branagh & Alex Kingston as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Park Avenue Armory, 2014. Photo: Stephanie Berger.
Last night was the end of our 25 show residency at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. It’s safe to say that this has been one of the most unforgettable and unique experiences of our journey so far. We would like to thank everyone at the Park Avenue Armory for being so open minded and giving us such endless support and encouragement, everyone who worked so hard on the show and finally, a big thank you to YOU, all of the people who came to see us. We couldn’t have done it without your presence and trust.
Love, xx The xx
I was accepted to enter into a 5k (for the first time ever on a track) at the NYC armory this February at a competitive collegiate meet (I am nervous!!!) and just submitted my entry for it, and I have an interview with the National Eating Disorders Association for a possible internship…okay 2017– let’s do this.