Anthrax - Persistence Of Time

8.3 | 570 votes |
Release date: 21 August 1990
Style: Thrash metal


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01. Time
02. Blood
03. Keep It In The Family
04. In My World
05. Gridlock
06. Intro To Reality
07. Belly Of The Beast
08. Got The Time [Joe Jackson cover]
09. H8 Red
10. One Man Stands
11. Discharge
12. Protest And Survive [Discharge cover] [Japanese bonus]

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omne metallum
The clock runs down on the classic era.

published 19.09.2020 | Comments (4)

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05.08.2010 - 02:17
Rating: 9
Au Pays Natal
This is Anthrax's best work IMO. The production is soooo good.
05.08.2010 - 07:36
Rating: 7
Written by tea[m]ster on 05.08.2010 at 02:17

This is Anthrax's best work IMO. The production is soooo good.

it's ok. i preferred them before Ian got all serious. STD (amusing that the album abbreviates to that. fitting, too) and ATL were their high points. they were a "fun" band, which was a nice counterpoint to a lot of the other thrash bands.

the joe jackson cover is awesome, though. "CHICKEN ON MY HEAD! CHICKEN ON MY HEAD!"
get the fuck off my lawn.

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05.08.2010 - 07:42
Rating: 10
Angelic Storm
Written by tea[m]ster on 05.08.2010 at 02:17

This is Anthrax's best work IMO. The production is soooo good.

This is also my fave Anthrax album. xD Although ATL, and STD both run it very close!
11.05.2012 - 01:40
Rating: 8
This album proves that Anthrax weren't always a fun-and-games band (I'm not saying they were immature, just less serious than the other 'Big 4' bands). The album's first half fares slightly better than the second half, making one hell of a good impression with the ticking tension of 'Time', the unapologetic heaviness of 'Blood' and the slight nod to the burdgeoning Rap scene of the late 80's in 'Keep it in the family'. This stunning momentum isn't always kept to the same quality, as on 'H8 Red' and 'Intro to reality', but the frantic guitar work and talented yet tantalizing vocals of Belladonna makes this album the absolute beast it is.
28.07.2012 - 05:39
Rating: 6
I'm no fan of Belladonnas vocals at all, much prefer Bush, love "Got The Time" tho.
Old enough to be your Daddy... speaking of which... you look familiar... do I know your mother???
28.07.2012 - 14:34
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Extremely average affair. But then again all of Anthrax stuff with belladonna on it after Among The Living are average at best.
Their first three and The Sound Of White Noise are vastly supoerior to this uninspired affair, it is telling that a cover song is the best song on the album.
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
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05.11.2012 - 14:48
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A good album overall but the fillers keep it in distance from the excellence. Blood still remains as one of the best anthrax songs.
24.12.2012 - 21:18
Rating: 5
Mauro De Lio
Some things are better left unrevised. The last time I listened this album was back in 1995 when I was 17 and I praised this album. Now, in my mid 30s, it seems so monochromatic, so predictable; seems it was recorded live. On the other hand, I found Spreading the Disease and Fistful of Metal much better than I remembered.
28.10.2013 - 16:46
Rating: 7
Boring album
27.09.2014 - 05:20
Rating: 9
Au Pays Natal
Written by deadone on 21.03.2014 at 05:34

I love this album - great songs, awesome riffs and a great heavy as fuck sound. Pure class!

Holy shit, a rare "9" from you. This album is great , it's just people got all mad cause Anthrax went and got all serious.
27.09.2014 - 05:36
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
The Protest And Survive Cover kicks serious ass.
14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
28.02.2015 - 22:23
Tyrannical Hero
Yeah. The Joe Jackson cover is the best thing on this album.
Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.

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