Back to the old school

Overkill

Is there a more metal song title than “Fuck You”? The punk band Subhumans originated the song and Overkill metal-ized it in 1987, serving it up nicely once more for its closing number @moshfest.

Going strong now since 1980, Overkill is proudly unwavering old-school thrash. New stuff such as “Electric Rattlensake” revels in all the guitar wank and demon-waking screaming you could hope for.

Singer Bobby Blitz saved his best sneer for “Rotten to the Core,” beginning the song by taunting the crowd with “I can smell you, but I can’t hear you.”

He got an earful by song’s end.