Anthrax
Among the Living


4.5
superb

Review

by sonictheplumber STAFF USER (107 Reviews)
January 13th, 2011 | 49 replies | 3,557 views


Release Date: 1987 | Tracklist


10 of 13 thought this review was well written

Thrash elitist bitches like to give Anthrax *** for jamming too hard and thrashing like mad, but in the end, it's those elitist sluts' loss. Anthrax in the 80's (and now, since Belladonna is baaaack) was some of the best metal ever made, and anyone who disagrees is wrong.

Their undisputed masterpiece, Among The Living, is nye on fifty minutes of pure thrash. Riffs-a-plenty, wailing vocals; this bitch has it all. Joey Belladonna solidifies his place as most technically skilled thrash vocalist, Dan Spitz and Scott Ian are a duo to be reckoned with and rival all other twin-guitar attacks in thrash, and Frank Bello plays bass like no other (you can actually hear this bitch). And let us not forget Charlie Benante, whose pounding drums have more skill and technique than most other drummers, not just in thrash, but in metal period. Just listen to tracks like "Indians" and "Caught in a Mosh".

This album is pure energy and hard thrashing, and it displays a lighter (yet undeniably heavy as ***) side to thrash metal that many thrash sluts cannot appreciate. Thankfully for me, I can appreciate this awesome ***.



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couldwinarabbit
January 13th 2011



6996 Comments


" baaaack" don't do this...except this is a thrash review so I'll allow it.

Nagrarok
January 13th 2011



8169 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I AM THE LAW

Awesome review sonic, so detailed and personal. Album does rule.

KILL
January 13th 2011



70599 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

beautiful review

Digging: Gal Costa - Gal Costa

DetJohnKimble
January 13th 2011



83 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sick album, but STD/this.

Megadeth
January 13th 2011



935 Comments


classic in the genre! hail! satan!!!

FadeToBlack
January 13th 2011



10913 Comments


good review

Megadeth
January 13th 2011



935 Comments


666

dr2den
January 13th 2011



1342 Comments


hell yeah

Mordecai.
January 13th 2011



8270 Comments


anthrash

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
January 13th 2011



7970 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

gon thrash hard

Urinetrouble
January 13th 2011



5754 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

excellent review; definitely my favorite of the big 4, closely followed by megadeth

BigHans
January 13th 2011



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

not even kidding, gonna thrash today.

2nd best Anthrash album behind Spreading the Disease, which thrashes harder.

Inveigh
January 13th 2011



24800 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

been too busy with new Ulcerate to thrash today, but this review almost changed my mind

agreed that this is 2nd to Spreading the Disease though

FadeToBlack
January 13th 2011



10913 Comments


persistence of time and this are my favs

Inveigh
January 13th 2011



24800 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

well i think we can all agree that this, STD and POT are the top 3 in some order

FadeToBlack
January 13th 2011



10913 Comments


they're the only ones worth caring about tbh

BigHans
January 13th 2011



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nah Fistfull of Metal is dec, State of Euphoria is dec, Sound of White Noise rulz

Megadeth
January 13th 2011



935 Comments


december?

BigHans
January 13th 2011



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

decent

Inveigh
January 13th 2011



24800 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I never find myself listening to those three though Hans, with the exception of Antisocial and Only



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