After two previously sold-out singles comes the long-awaited debut full-length from NYC’s purveyors of rock n’ roll. Featuring members of both Speedwolf and Mutilation Rites, Overdose focuses in a new direction for all members invovled. Harkening back to the golden age of hard rock and heavy metal as if listeners unearthed a slab from a 70s time capsule. Timeless trash with class while standing at the altar of Motorhead, Rose Tattoo, and Venom. Not just another carbon copy or boorish aesthetic cosplay. Genuine attitude down to its core in service to the gods of old.
Our take: A while back New York’s Overdose came to Raleigh and laid waste to the Bunker with their Motorhead-inspired metal-punk sound, and ever since I’ve been waiting for more than a two-song single to listen to. The wait is over! Two Wheels and Gone is everything you want it to be… raw, undiluted, Motorhead-inspired rock-and-roll. While there’s barely a moment here that Overdose doesn’t model on Motörhead’s style, something about Two Wheels and Gone avoids the cosplay-ish quality that bands inspired by another band can fall into. It’s easy for a band like this to devolve into a party-metal cartoon, but Overdose keeps it raw and real with raw production, lyrics about motorcycles, and more riffs than you’ll care to count. This is music made to play as you hurl a half-empty bottle of Jack Daniels at a cop car.