Engraved over the band’s logo are the words “East Coast Thrash,” and that’s a good and substantial starting point with this band of brash brothers, brothers who are pros and have picked their instruments of violence wisely. SPEED\KILL/HATE is the brainchild of OVERKILL’s Dave Linsk; having latched upon an infectious strain of time-straddled death thrash metal. But the core of the band’s follow up record, Out for Blood, begins with guitarist Linsk’s drive to make songs come alive that could not be accepted under the auspices of his other band.
There have always been some problems in breaking into that band’s songwriting circle, but one must also surmise that the blasted Out for Blood tracks were almost too potent and aggressive for that band’s current musical direction. Indeed, SPEED\KILL/HATE churn an earthy, no-nonsense fastback thrash that enigmatically grabs the best from the old school while adding production edge from the new.