The Electric Age

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The Electric Age
Studio album by Overkill
Released United StatesMarch 27, 2012
EuropeMarch 30, 2012
Recorded September 2011–January 2012 at Gear Recording Studio, Shrewsbury, NJ[1]
Genre Thrash metal
Length 50:27
Label eOne Music (North America)
Nuclear Blast (Europe)
Producer Overkill
Overkill chronology
Ironbound
(2010)
The Electric Age
(2012)
Live from OZ
(2013)

The Electric Age is the sixteenth studio album by the American thrash metal band Overkill, which was released on March 27, 2012 in the U.S. on eOne Music and in Europe three days later on Nuclear Blast.[2]

Reception and sales[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[3]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
Blabbermouth.net (9.5/10)[5]
Blistering (8/10)[6]
Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (8.0/10)[7]
Exclaim! favorable[8]
JukeboxMetal.com 3.5/5 stars[9]
Metal Forces (9/10)[10]

The album sold about 6,700 copies in the United States during the first week of release, beating the band's first week sales of their previous record, Ironbound, which totalled 4,100 copies.[11] The Electric Age was also the first Overkill album to crack the top 100; the album peaked at #77 on the Billboard 200,[12] making it their second highest chart position so far (their next album, White Devil Armory, peaked at #31).[13] In its 2nd week The Electric Age sold 2,950 copies and dropped to #170 on the Billboard 200, bringing the sales total to a little under 10,000 copies.[14]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by D.D. Verni and Bobby 'Blitz' Ellsworth.

No. Title Length
1. "Come and Get It"   6:17
2. "Electric Rattlesnake"   6:19
3. "Wish You Were Dead"   4:19
4. "Black Daze"   3:55
5. "Save Yourself"   3:43
6. "Drop the Hammer Down"   6:25
7. "21st Century Man"   4:12
8. "Old Wounds, New Scars"   4:11
9. "All Over But the Shouting"   5:30
10. "Good Night"   5:36

2013 Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
11. "Horrorscope (Live)"   5:32
12. "Long Time Dyin' (Live)"   4:11
13. "Necroshine (Live)"   7:27
14. "Walk Through Fire (Live)"   4:53

All bonus tracks from Australian Ironbound Tour.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Top Rock Albums 22[15]
Top Independent Albums 13[16]
Top Hard Rock Albums 7[16]
U.S. Billboard 200 77[16]
Hungarian Albums Chart 35[17]
Germany 34[18]
Austria 73[18]
Switzerland 62[18]
Tastemaker Albums 15[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Overkill - The Electric Age - Encyclopaedia Metallum". The Metal Archives. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Overkill: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Unveiled". Roadrunnerrecords.com. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  3. ^ Schalek, Dave. "Overkill - The Electric Age Review". About.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  4. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "The Electric Age - Overkill". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  5. ^ Ray Van Horn, Jr. "The Electric Age - Overkill". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  6. ^ Gehlke, David. "Overkill - The Electric Age". Blistering. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  7. ^ Gromen, Mark. "The Electric Age - Overkill". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  8. ^ Pratt, Greg. "Overkill - The Electric Age". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  9. ^ Lye, Andy. "Jukebox:Metal Review". Jukeboxmetal.com. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  10. ^ Not, Neal. "Overkill - The Electric Age". Metal Forces. Retrieved 2014-11-10. 
  11. ^ Neilstein, Vince. "Neilstein Soundscam: A Kolossal Debut". MetalSucks. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  12. ^ "The Electric Age - Overkill - Awards". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  13. ^ "Overkill's 'White Devil Armory' Cracks U.S. Top 40". Blabbermouth.net. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ "Ironbound - Overkill : Awards". AllMusic. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  16. ^ a b c "The Electric Age - Overkill : Awards". AllMusic. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  17. ^ "MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége". mahasz.hu. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  18. ^ a b c "OVERKILL: 'The Electric Age' European First-Week Chart Positions". Blabbermouth.Net. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  19. ^ "Overkill - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-06-26.