I wanted to like this album very much after reading numerous reviews praising its goodness. I feel cheated. First off, some of the songs are too long which leads to boredom since Anthrax aren't that good at protracting (boring) ideas. Secondly, the riffs are mediocre. Some of it are okay while the rest is easily forgettable. But it is the vocals that make me cringe as though I had sucked a huge lemon. Joey Belladonna sucks, period. Devoid of any real passion or emotion, I proclaim him as the second worst thrash metal vocalist after Dave Mustaine. Can you say, "Darn, I wish they hired a better singer"?
Persistence of Time probably has the best production out of any Anthrax album. You just gotta love the way the instruments are so perfectly welded together to create a sonic avalanche. My favorites on here are probably "Blood" and "Keep it in the Family".
My personal favorite Anthrax album, from start to finish Persistence never stops ruling. Everything about it is incredible but it was the cover of Got The Time that really gets me every time. such an amazing song and Joeys vocals are at their absolute peak on that. Throughout this has some of the best prog-thrash i have ever heard , with its only flaw being that it is a little too long for my liking.