OVERDRIVE – The Final Nightmare
- by Matt Coe
- Posted on 20-09-2014
Label: Pure Rock Records
Rating: 4 / 6
A NWOBHM band from the early 80’s still kicking today, as we have their latest 9 song studio album "The Final Nightmare". Reigning in a sound full of Hammond Organs, high pitched Biff Byford-like melodies, and simple but effective guitar hooks / tempos, there’s a lot to enjoy about the driving material such as "Invited To Hell", 70’s era Deep Purple-esque "Twisting My Mind" (many will think a relative of "Smoke on the Water" in certain ways), and emotional "Taken Young (Ben’s Song)".
Primitive, veteran musicianship and proof that this genre will never die, as long as we have the old guard plus newer acts performing in this glorious manner.