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OverkillFeel The Fire

Genre:Rock
Style:Thrash
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Tracklist

Raise The Dead4:18
Rotten To The Core5:00
There's No Tomorrow3:23
Second Son3:54
Hammerhead4:02
Feel The Fire5:52
Blood And Iron2:41
Kill At Command4:48
Overkill3:28

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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1985-04-15, VinylFeel The Fire
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    Megaforce Records – MRI 1469US1985US1985
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1985, VinylFeel The Fire
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    Noise International – N 0035Germany1985Germany1985
    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1985, CassetteFeel The Fire
    Cassette, Album
    Megaforce Records – MRIT-1469US1985US1985
    New Submission
    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1985, VinylFeel The Fire
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    Megaforce Records – MRI 1469US1985US1985
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1985, VinylFeel The Fire
    LP, Album, Test Pressing
    Megaforce Records – MRI 1469US1985US1985
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1985, VinylFeel The Fire
    LP, Album, Unofficial Release
    Not On Label – N 0035South Korea1985South Korea1985
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1985, CassetteFeel The Fire
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    Clear Tape
    Megaforce Records – MRIT-1469US1985US1985
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1985, CassetteFeel The Fire
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    Megaforce Records – MRIT-1469US1985US1985
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1987, VinylFeel The Fire
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    Caroline Records – CAROL 1386US1987US1987
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1987, CDFeel The Fire
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    Megaforce Records – 20286-1469-2US1987US1987
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1987, CassetteFeel The Fire
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    Megaforce Records – CAROL MC 1386, Caroline Records – CAROL MC 1386US1987US1987
    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1987, CassetteFeel The Fire
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    Megaforce Records – CAROL MC 1386, Caroline Records – CAROL MC 1386US1987US1987
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1987, CassetteFeel The Fire
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    Megaforce Records – CAROL MC 1386, Caroline Records – CAROL MC1386US1987US1987
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1987, CassetteFeel The Fire
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    Variant 1
    Megaforce Records – CAROL MC 1386, Caroline Records – CAROL MC1386US1987US1987
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1988, VinylFeel The Fire
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    Noise International – N 0035Germany1988Germany1988
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1988, CDFeel The Fire
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    Noise International – N 0035-3Germany1988Germany1988
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1988, CDFeel The Fire
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    Megaforce Records – 20286-1469-2US1988US1988
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1989, CDFeel The Fire
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    Caroline Records – CAROL CD 1386US1989US1989
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1990, CDFeel The Fire
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    Caroline Records – CAROL CD 1386US1990US1990
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1990, CDFeel The Fire
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    Caroline Records – CAROL CD 1386US1990US1990
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1992-10-00, VinylFeel The Fire
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    Music For Nations – MFN 127UK1992UK1992
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1992-10-00, CDFeel The Fire
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    Music For Nations – CDMFN 127UK1992UK1992
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1992-10-00, CassetteFeel The Fire
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    Music For Nations – TMFN 127UK1992UK1992
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1993, CassetteFeel The Fire
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    Metal Mind Records – CLAS 0012Poland1993Poland1993
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 1998, CDFeel The Fire
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    Steamhammer – SPV 076-18442 CDGermany1998Germany1998
    Cover of Feel The Fire, 2008, VinylFeel The Fire
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    Megaforce Records – MEGA1972US2008US2008
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 2008, CDFeel The Fire
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    Steamhammer – SPV 076-18442 CDJapan2008Japan2008
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 2010, CDFeel The Fire
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    Rock Brigade Records – OVFF 01, Voice Music (2) – OVFF 01, Die Hard Records (6) – OVFF 01, Rock Machine Records (2) – OVFF 01
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    Brazil2010Brazil2010
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    Cover of Fell The Fire, 2012, CDFell The Fire
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    Megaforce Records – 20286-1972-2USA & Canada2012USA & Canada2012
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 2017, CDFeel The Fire
    CD, Album, Repress, Unofficial Release
    Megaforce Records (2) – 20286-1972-2Russia2017Russia2017
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 2018, CassetteFeel The Fire
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    Shadow Kingdom Records – SKR148CTUS2018US2018
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 2021, VinylFeel The Fire
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    Clear green
    Megaforce Records – MEGA1972US2021US2021
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 2021, VinylFeel The Fire
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    Green and Black Splatter
    Megaforce Records – MEGA1972US2021US2021
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 2021-07-02, VinylFeel The Fire
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    Green and Black Splatter
    Megaforce Records – MRI 1469Europe2021Europe2021
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 2021, VinylFeel The Fire
    LP, Album, Reissue, Test Pressing, Stereo
    Megaforce Records – MEGA1972Europe2021Europe2021
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, 2022-06-00, VinylFeel The Fire
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    Green/Clear Split with Black Splatter
    Megaforce Records – MRI 1469US2022US2022
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, , CDFeel The Fire
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    Megaforce Records – 20286-1972-2USUS
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Feel The Fire, , CassetteFeel The Fire
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    Golf Records Company – G 041PolandPoland
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    Cover of Feel The Fire / Wrecking Your Neck: Vol.1, , CDFeel The Fire / Wrecking Your Neck: Vol.1
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    Agat Company Ltd. – A-OV85RussiaRussia
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    Cover of Feel The Fire, , CDFeel The Fire
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    Megaforce Records – 20286-1972-2USUS
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    • Wuchak's avatar
      Wuchak
      Energetic and primal debut with raw production

      Released in 1985, FEEL THE FIRE is the first album by New Jersey's Overkill wherein they sound like Priest, Accept and Iron Maiden intensified to the level of thrash. For instance, the opening song "Raise the Dead" implements the basic riff of Priest's "Running Wild" from seven years earlier, just sped-up within the framework of a more frenetic piece. So, while Overkill is rooted in traditional metal, they mix-in a lot of thrash, speed, punk, doom, power and hard rock. The begging chords of "Raise the Dead," for instance, are total doom. This is what I like about the band; they're not one-dimensional despite being pigeonholed as thrash.

      I also like how they throw in sections that are hooky or quirky, like the catchy “oh, oh, oh” vocals in the mid-section of "Kill at Command," which is probably my favorite song on the disc, along with the title cut. This penchant for including peculiar parts to offset the composition is one of their best qualities and continues to this day, as observed on THE WINGS OF WAR (2019). The acoustic break in "There's No Tomorrow" is another a good example.

      While this album and the next one, TAKING OVER (1987), showed the band's youthful energy and the first four 80's albums with guitarist Bobby Gustafson set a solid foundation, I think the band improved in years to come with albums like THE KILLING KIND (1996), FROM THE UNDERGROUND AND BELOW (1997), KILLBOX 13 (2003), the aforementioned THE WINGS OF WAR and the unjustly maligned I HEAR BLACK (1993), to say nothing of W.F.O (1994).

      The nine songs clock-in at 37.5 minutes. The version I have also includes the bonus track "Sonic Reducer," a cover of the 1977 song by Cleveland's Dead Boys.

      GRADE: B
      • Cirithsaxon's avatar
        Cirithsaxon
        Release date 10/85, source Megaforce Discography "The Indie Days" (from Deeper Into The Vault compilation CD).
        • Thrashman75's avatar
          Thrashman75
          Edited 4 months ago
          If there ever was an Overkill album that had hints of power metal as well if this one right here and quite possibly my favorite but if you ask me Tuesday it would probably be Taking Over 4.5/5 And top 5 thrash debut. plus if there ever was a big 5 of thrash metal Overkill should be a shoe-in or take Anthrax's place all together
          • turbopass's avatar
            turbopass
            One Of The Best ( BEAST ) Albums They Made ! Awesome Sound, Speed, Technique......Great ! KILLER TRUCK IS 9
            OVERKILL !!!!!
            • gnoppi's avatar
              gnoppi
              Mine is identical to this one (no barcode, same cover, same inner sleeve, same labels) but with these matrix/runout:
              A- ► MRI-1469-A STERLING
              A- ► MRI-1469-B STERLING

              Anyone else?
              • beheksen's avatar
                beheksen
                This one is not official press but bootleg. Beware of this release.
                • Mikhail.k's avatar
                  Mikhail.k
                  Edited 11 months ago
                  Does anyone know what kind of cassette jewel case this came in? Clear or black? Lmk thank you
                  • IrbeStar's avatar
                    IrbeStar
                    very disappointed now. i just got it few weeks ago from dodax :( i was thinking they selling only official staf :(((((((
                    • Tikimaize's avatar
                      Tikimaize
                      Avoid this pressing!!! Very low quality presentation and sound. Luckily a friend had 2 copies of the original pressing and gave me one. The sound difference is incredible. Its these crappy make a quick buck pressings that are going to kill vinyl.
                      • lunarwomb's avatar
                        lunarwomb
                        Edited one year ago
                        Anyone can help identify who have cut the lacquer on deadwax? RJ*?

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