iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store…If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Metal On Metal by Anvil, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Metal On Metal

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

iTunes Review

Metal on Metal is a seminal text on the emerging thrash metal scene of the '80s. An influence on Metallica, Megadeth, and just about every thrash metal band you'd care to name, Anvil had its fortune twisted and its impact blunted by management snafus that kept the group from recording in its prime. "Metal on Metal" is a classic track: a metal anthem that will outlive the band the way "Breaking the Law" will outrun Judas Priest. The riffs throughout the album are classic, and if the rhythms don't quite match Slayer's speed and intensity, well, it was only 1982, and each year counted back then. Drummer Robb Reiner is often the focus here, adding jackhammer rhythms to "March of the Crabs" and, well, "Jackhammer"; these made him an inspiration to a new generation of metalheads. There's plenty of excitement in the playing and fewer exhibitions of the members' dexterous musicianship. This makes the songs more concise and easier to digest for non-metalheads, yet there's still enough metal to keep the faithful singing Anvil's praises.

Customer Reviews

Unsung rock heroes

These guys rocked in 1982 and continue to rock. Early thrash metal at its best, influencing the likes of Metallica and Guns and Roses along the way and yet never really making it a big as they deserved to be.

Great album

Ahhh 1982. Sitting up in Jason's bedroom with Anvil cranked. His mom yelling at us to turn the noise down. Almost 30 years later this is still a go to album for me. This band should have went further then they did. Judas Priest follows well after a round of Metal On Metal!

A Classic Metal Album!

This is a great album if you love the metal genre. A classic album that is good from beginning to end with a good variety (not all songs sound the same) good riffs, good melodies, great drumming and an honest unpretentious metal voice. A must have if you like classic metal.

Biography

Formed: 1978 in Canada

Genre: Metal

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Toronto, Canada's Anvil were one of the first North American bands to push the sound and style of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal one step further. Clearly indebted to the likes of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and many others from across the Atlantic, Anvil nonetheless played louder, faster, and heavier than their heroes, in the process laying the groundwork for the thrash movement that took over heavy metal's underground in the '80s. Yet unlike many of the furious West Coast thrashers that immediately...
Full bio
Metal On Metal, Anvil
View in iTunes
  • $9.90
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal
  • Released: Jan 01, 1982

Customer Ratings

Influenced by this Artist

Contemporaries