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Metal On Metal

Anvil

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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.

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Outstanding

Awesome. Not 'Arf. Buy and enjoy.

See, hear, buy

You need to see Anvil - The Story of Anvil. A documentary made on the band that pretty much got some of the biggest metal bands going. Anvil sadly did not get the breaks, but they should have, and maybe it will come to them late on. Listen, enjoy, and see the movie, then buy the tunes. They rock, they really do.

Anvil Rock!

Great album, great band. Simon Cowell should buy 1 million copies of this album to placate the Karma Police, before they come to get him for screwing music. These guys are what made the 80's great.

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...
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Metal On Metal, Anvil
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  • £6.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal
  • Released: 01 January 1982

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