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Anthems

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Anthrax fans know the band has penchant for playing random covers, taking on old-school punk, classic rock, and even hip-hop. This Anthems EP is really a mini-album of unpredictable covers. The Rush-penned title track opens, with Joey Belladonna coming close to hitting all of Geddy Lee’s impossibly high vocal notes over Charlie Benante’s commendable attempt to s Neil Peart’s octopodal drumming style. But the real magic happens when Anthrax invents its own parts for the sections of the song that are too difficult to mirror. Conversely, taking on AC/DC’s “T.N.T.” is a noticeably less daunting task; the riffs that give that song its character are what many guitar students tackle when they first learn power chords. And Belladonna’s throaty inflections already sound like the late, great Bon Scott. This leaves Phil Campbell plenty of room to scribble down his lead guitar's signature. The band’s take on Boston’s “Smokin’” also sticks close to the original, while Journey’s “Keep on Runnin’” gets a heavy metal octane boost. But it’s Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak” that rocks hardest here.

Customer Reviews

This isn't meant to be a "New Album"

They are just playing music they grew up loving that influenced them. I think they did a hell of a job here. this is meant to be fun and to pay tribute to some of the biggest rock bands in history.

I loved it!!!!

I thought this whole album was pretty cool. The rush cover was my favorite with smoking as my second. Keep up the good work Anthrax :)

Smokin!!!!!

These are great songs. I think it's great when my favorite Metal bands play/record versions of my favorite classic rock songs!
Nice job fellas!

Biography

Formed: June, 1981 in New York, NY

Genre: Rock

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

Nearly as much as Metallica or Megadeth, Anthrax were responsible for the emergence of speed and thrash metal. Combining the speed and fury of hardcore punk with the prominent guitars and vocals of heavy metal, they helped create a new subgenre of heavy metal on their early albums. Original guitarists Scott Ian and Dan Spitz were a formidable pair, spitting out lightning-fast riffs and solos that never seemed masturbatory. Unlike Metallica or Megadeth, they had the good sense to temper their often...
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