Release date: 2003
Style: Heavy metal, Thrash metal

Rating:

7.3 | 231 votes

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01. Intro
02. What Doesn't Die
03. Superhero
04. Refused To Be Denied
05. Safe Home
06. Anyplace But Here
07. Nobody Knows Anything
08. Strap It On
09. Black Dahlia
10. Cadillac Rock Box
11. Taking The Music Back
12. Crash
13. Think About An End
14. We've Come For You All
15. Safe Home [acoustic version] [bonus]
16. We're A Happy Family [Ramones cover] [bonus]

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Guest review by
Justin

Rating:
9.5
One of the few surviving bands of the late eighties thrash movement is Anthrax. After Joey Belladonna was dismissed following the 1991 dual tour with Public Enemy , many wrote the band off. However, the recruitment of ex-Armoured Saint vocalist John Bush raised the level of credibility for the band regardless of the metal worlds fascination of distortion and a new genre called grunge. 1993's Sound Of White Noise, 1995's Stomp 442 and 1998's Volume 8 ? The Threat Is Real were all solid releases, but failed to live up to expectations due to lack of promotion and a grand shift in musical climates. In the meantime, Anthrax has stuck to their guns , and it looks like years of perseverance might just pay off.

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published 01.09.2003 | Comments (4)

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Big-Al - 15.06.2012 at 16:44  
Rating: 9
Written by yanivush147 on 03.03.2012 at 19:26

Not a good albums. Joey's voice is missing and the band are not the same as they were at the 80's.

that''s what makes it a good album.
musicalkaratekid - 31.01.2013 at 00:24  
Rating: 7 This album is probably the band's strongest with Bush, although I would argue that 'Sound of white noise' fares slightly better in terms of songwriting and instrumentation. Nonetheless, this is still a collection of powerful songs, with 'Safe Home' and 'What doesn't die' proving to be some of the best songs of the band's career. It also seems to prove the band as a more co-operative group, the instruments all colliding together for a pretty tight and solid sound. My only real quip is that fourteen songs seems a little excessive, and especially because a few songs appear nothing more than filler material.
Angelic Storm - 02.02.2013 at 07:55  
Rating: 7
Written by musicalkaratekid on 31.01.2013 at 00:24
My only real quip is that fourteen songs seems a little excessive, and especially because a few songs appear nothing more than filler material.


This is the problem I've always had with this album, and why I don't rate it higher. There are some genuinely amazing songs on this album, and there's a far greater quantity of them compared to what was on the previous two albums. The two songs you mentioned are great, although very different from each other. "What Doesn't Die" is a pulverising opener, a crushing thrash attack that I thought was long beyond Anthrax at this point in their careers. I was glad they proved me wrong! "Safe Home" is just wonderful, and allows John's vocals to shine at their soaring and melodic best. I also love the bridge and solo in that song! And other songs like "Black Dahlia", "Refuse To Be Denied" and "Nobody Knows Anything" (sensational drumming from Charlie on this one!) are also fine examples of John Bush Anthrax at it's best.

Unfortunately, around 4 of the songs on the album are total throwaway tracks, and definitely bring the album down a bit. If it weren't for those songs, this album would be just about on a par with the brilliant "Sound Of White Noise". As it is, it was a fine return to form after the lacklustre previous two albums, but it's too flawed overall to be called a truly classic album.
musicalkaratekid - 02.02.2013 at 12:27  
Rating: 7
Written by Angelic Storm on 02.02.2013 at 07:55

Written by musicalkaratekid on 31.01.2013 at 00:24
My only real quip is that fourteen songs seems a little excessive, and especially because a few songs appear nothing more than filler material.


This is the problem I've always had with this album, and why I don't rate it higher. There are some genuinely amazing songs on this album, and there's a far greater quantity of them compared to what was on the previous two albums. The two songs you mentioned are great, although very different from each other. "What Doesn't Die" is a pulverising opener, a crushing thrash attack that I thought was long beyond Anthrax at this point in their careers. I was glad they proved me wrong! "Safe Home" is just wonderful, and allows John's vocals to shine at their soaring and melodic best. I also love the bridge and solo in that song! And other songs like "Black Dahlia", "Refuse To Be Denied" and "Nobody Knows Anything" (sensational drumming from Charlie on this one!) are also fine examples of John Bush Anthrax at it's best.

Unfortunately, around 4 of the songs on the album are total throwaway tracks, and definitely bring the album down a bit. If it weren't for those songs, this album would be just about on a par with the brilliant "Sound Of White Noise". As it is, it was a fine return to form after the lacklustre previous two albums, but it's too flawed overall to be called a truly classic album.


Yeah, 'Sound of white noise' was a brilliant album, surely their best with Bush.

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