Produced by Alex Perialas (Anthrax, Testament), I Hear Black was the first Overkill album released directly through Atlantic Records. The album once again presented a change in style for the band, from the up-tempo thrash of Horrorscope to a more groove metal/post-thrash style. The result was a metal album which had a much darker feel to it. The European leg of the 1993 "World of Hurt Tour" featured Savatage as a support act. A music video was made for the track 'Spiritual Void' but it saw very little airplay due to the decline of metal in the mainstream. I Hear Black was one of Overkill's most successful albums to date, as it got their second-highest chart position, debuting at #122 on the Billboard 200 charts. This album and W.F.O. were re-released on Wounded Bird Records in 2005. As of 2006, I Hear Black had sold over 73,000 copies in the U.S. and over 1.3 million copies worldwide.