2.11.2018

ANTHRAX



















"stomp 442"
Year:  1995
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  Nuclear Blast
Format:  CD
Tracks:  11
Time:  50 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Alternative Metal



















Anthrax is one of thrash metal's "big 4", together with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth. Anthrax was always most playful of them all already in 1980s, best known from their flirtation with rap music. In 1990 the band had released their most mature, and slower, thrash metal album, 'Persistence of Time'. And then Joey Belladonna left... With new vocalist John Bush came another change: Anthrax took more and more steps towards more groove metal presentation with fine 1993 album 'Sound of White Noise'. Then Dan Spitz left, who played most of the lead guitar parts. Maybe it means something, that Mr. Spitz didn't write anything for 'Sound...' album any more, even though he never was a main writer for the band. Maybe he didn't want the band to get too groovy, rocking? So, welcome to the first Anthrax album, that can be said to contain alternative rock and nothing else. Back when it was released, it might have sounded heavy as the ball of metal junk (no pun intended) on the cover. On the other hand, it looks more like a rock album artwork. Guys were around 30 years old, and new winds were blowing. So many bands tried to survive the attack of grunge rock by making changes in their sound and songwriting in early 1990s. The album is rocking and at times also punk, and those nu-metal whiffs featured aren't so much of killjoy as they could have been. Anthrax, generally, still did things by their own book. 'Stomp 442' is definitely better than their complete discography and is specially recommended for those non-orthodox metalheads!
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"volume 8 - the threat is real"
Year:  1998
Label:  Nuclear Blast
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Alternative Metal







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