03 Mar. 2012

Anthrax – In The End


This song was brought to my attention by a friend last month… (Hi Ytse! ) I like Anthrax but haven’t been a huge fan – but this song blew my mind! A few seconds into the song and I was sold!  The vocals are so passionate and that riffs in the background are plain awesome!

I’m listening to it even as I am writing this…

Now… Here’s what I think:  there are signs of new ideas on the new album and you know what, I always embrace change… I love evolving with the band I love… (as is the case for DT)

“Although you can hear that good ol’ Anthrax between the 4th and 5th minutes” says my die-hard fan pal (Hi Emoshus!) …

But what was it that struck me so squarely on the face?

I thought that maybe the return of Joey played a role in what appears to be a huge improvement but Joey’s style is completely different – even his voice sounds different to me! One can  easily be fooled into thinking that this is another band… It is closer to new modern heavy metal approaches… I listened to the whole album and all the songs are solid for what it’s worth… I won’t identify myself as a huge Anthrax fan after this album but I am one of the appreciators now!
Whatever the reason, this is a markedly better product than I would expect.

Excellent songwriting, in brief! I won’t say that I’m 100% sure but this might well be their most solid song… This is by far the best stuff, most addictive composition these guys have churned out… or at least the best that I’m aware of…

“You’ll be my light in the dark when the sun goes down!” Darn!



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2 Responses

  1. Avatar Nurettin Akkaya says:

    I totally agree. This is a powerful song that you can listen it everyday. Also the album is one of the best metal albums of last year,2011.

  2. Avatar YtseBitsySpider says:

    Great review.
    I found that song particular stood out for me from the rest of the album. Almost as though one of the other members wrote it, or it was a one off or was waiting for an ep. It has similar tones to the rest of the disc but theme-wise seems out of place. It has some prog elements and is the second longest song on the cd.

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