The end provides a clear cut conclusion to criminality but is tinged with the same kind of irony we find in most Overkill lyrics.

Thrash masters Overkill are ready to grind up your ears with their eighteenth studio release, The Grinding Wheel.

The first live action support “Goddam Trouble” interlaces performance clips with a plot involving a headbanger gone bad. The video follows a prototypical long hair who lies cheats and steals his way into the slammer. The story is compelling with a light hearted take on crime and relationships. The end provides a clear cut conclusion to criminality but is tinged with the same kind of irony we find in most Overkill lyrics. The guy is busted for graffiti but when the camera pans away we see he was caught spray painting the Overkill logo!

My favorite part of the video is near the opening where the main character pops in an Overkill cassette tape and starts boozing it up. A Walkman and bottle of cheap liquor offers a nostalgia reminiscent of movies like Rivers Edge (1986) or even Over the Edge (1979). Out of control teens who just don’t give a fuck! The music accompanying this story is typical Overkill, vibrant thrash that is sure to keep ‘The Wrecking Crew’ satisfied.

The consistency of Overkill cannot be questioned. “Goddamn Trouble” is a reinforcement of this band having the uncanny ability to remain relevant. Like a metallic vampire, the grinding wheel devours all that crosses its path. An absorber of humanity, it spits out the ills of society with an audacity that borders on greatness. \m/

Overkill are:

  • Derek “The Skull” Tailer – Guitars
  • Rob Lipnicki – Drums
  • Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth – Vocals
  • Dave Linsk– Guitars
  • D.D. Verni – Bass
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