New York’s Overkill are somewhat forgotten today, but during thrash metal’s heyday, they were one of the genre’s fastest, hardest, and hungriest. In their late 80s heyday, they were capable of whipping crowds into a mosh pit frenzy like no one else. The mostly live document FUCK YOU & THEN SOME is a snapshot of the thrash scene in all its brutal glory. After the studio title track that opens the record, it’s pure mayhem, with favorites like “Rotten to the Core” and “Use Your Head” causing secondhand whiplash from the headbanging fans in the front row. It’s speed, power, and crunch in a raw form.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Forget