Overkill’s fourteenth studio effort released on March 22nd, 2005. With “ReliXIV” the band went further in the direction taken on their previous offering, in the same time looking back at some of the ideas found on their sixth LP – “I Hear Black”. The result was quite controversial, but worked out pretty good for the band. The ten tracks included on the album showcased an impressive songwriting diversity. We have modern thrash anthems such as “A Pound of Flesh”, “Within Your Eyes” and the extremely catchy “Bats in the Belfry”, groove-thrash juggernauts like “Wheelz” and “Play The Ace”, and a bunch of surprises, including “Loaded Rack” – sounding almost like a Metallica tune from “The Black Album”, “Keeper” – with Candlemass-style intro and “Old School” – the perfect tribute to 1980’s thrash metal (which also includes a short sample featuring the famous host of hard rock and heavy metal themed radio and TV shows – Eddie Trunk). The flawless production instantly makes this album one of the best-sounding releases on the modern thrash metal scene. “ReliXIV” is a worthy successor to “Killbox 13”, bringing yet another dose of Overkill’s prime musical taste. This is a must-have for any fan of diverse, but equally enjoyable thrash metal. New digipak edition is limited to 1000 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process, released on a golden disc.
1. Within Your Eyes 2. Love 3. Loaded Rock 4. Bats In The Belfry 5. A Pound Of Flesh 6. Keeper 7. Wheelz 8. The Mark 9. Play The Ace 10. Old School