Infernal Overkill, the debut album by German thrash metal legend Destruction, was originally released in 1985. On their first full-length effort, Destruction had refined their style, trading most of the heavy metal influences for even more speed, heaviness and ferocity – the development of a band that would later become one of Germany’s most important extreme metal exports.
Infernal Overkill is rightfully counted as one of the most important releases from the early days of Teutonic Thrash. Moreover, the album is a true representation of its time, transporting the tension and aggressiveness of the original mid-80’s-vibe. It was a true game changer for Destruction.
Also, Infernal Overkill was the first release to sport the legendary logo and the now-infamous skull. Still loved deeply from every fan’s black heart, Infernal Overkill is one of the most successful albums Destruction have ever made.
Infernal Overkill brings the original 1985 sound back to vinyl.