Taking Over

Release date
1 Sep 1987
Running length
9 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Deny the Cross 5:12 39,211
2 Wrecking Crew 1:09 36,226
3 Fear His Name 5:24 41,460
4 Use Your Head 4:19 44,415
5 Fatal If Swallowed 6:22 26,968
6 Powersurge 4:12 27,851
7 In Union We Stand 5:10 34,045
8 Electro-Violence 3:45 38,677
9 Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues) 7:07 20,141

About this album

Taking Over is the second album by thrash metal band Overkill, released by Megaforce records in 1987. The album, was the last to feature Rat Skates on drums, who would leave the band later that year.

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  • havahej

    My first and favorite Overkill album. Ultimate Masterpiece!

    19 Jul 6:55am Reply
  • Peace_Sells86

    Worst? Fuck off this is one of their masterpieces.

    23 May 6:32am Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    I didn't care much for the Years of Decay, but this album is pretty irresistibly awesome. \\m/

    7 Apr 9:54pm Reply
  • kreator2121

    mam stary vinyl

    4 Jun 2014 Reply
  • al3x0

    Will always be the best album they ever did. Fucking masterpiece.

    3 Apr 2014 Reply
  • tamatamtek

    Excellent album!

    15 Jan 2014 Reply
  • ScorpionsPriest

    By far the worst of their "classic" era. Also one of the worst album covers I've ever seen. It's like a glam band trying to be Motörhead on a comic book cover...

    2 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Kertalaaki

    How to do thrash, pt. 2. Open up wide, I'm comin' inside!

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • AlisonHell17

    I love this album!

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
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    28 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Mikkons

    gay albumcover

    17 Oct 2012 Reply
  • metalallover

    Seit erster Stunde mit Overkill dabei. Geile Band, geile Songs, Power Metal vom Feinsten.

    18 Sep 2012 Reply
  • tyrant666

    Such a awesome album!!

    23 May 2012 Reply
  • Gabriela-Maciel

    Album very good

    16 May 2012 Reply
  • m1trix

    I worship this!

    9 Jan 2012 Reply
  • heithfield

    Don't like this album at all. "Powersurge" is great, but other songs sound boring to me. "Feel The Fire" and "Under the Influence" albums are better. Only my opininon.

    2 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Woozard

    thrash classic ! :D

    12 Sep 2011 Reply
  • SlAyerDude13

    OPEN UP WIDE IM COMIN INSIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    19 Jul 2011 Reply
  • metal_gimp

    ''Bad cover, fantastic songs!'' c'mon, by 80s standards its not that bad! Metalheads, bullet belts and assault rifles/shotguns.... they mean business!

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
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    1 Jun 2011 Reply
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