Friday, January 18, 2008
It's The End Of The World, Thanks to DD Verni
It says it right there, in Revelations. "When washed up members of third rate East Coast thrash metal bands begin to look like washed up members of Florida boy bands, the world will end." It's there in the Bible people. I don't make this stuff up. How can DD Verni not remember that he was once a member of a thrash metal band that sold dozens of records? How can he betray his metal roots in such a way? Overkill sucked balls, but looking like AJ from the Backstreet Boys is no way to make us forget that. Okay, I know, I know. Yes, they had some good songs, Horrorscope had good drumming, and the stupid flying skull character was a somewhat innovative use of brand consistency in metal....but come on. For most of the 80s and 90s these guys were dreaming of having the career that Exodus was having. I mean, think about that.
The wild 'fro/mullet combo that DD Verni rocked for much of Overkill's reign as leading opening band in so-so metal tours has not been spotted in the tri-state area for some time. Such are the effects that age, and stress from a musical career that went nowhere can bring on.