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Among The Living
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on 17 May 2015
Great album one of Anthrax's best. Fab Deluxe with a DVD. Hope the do this with a few others of their early albums.
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on 14 March 2015
One of the best trash metal albums ever made, though can you expect any less from a group in the Big 4?
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on 3 May 2014
got as present for my husband and he loves it. Just what i wanted to give him . prefect present
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on 8 September 2014
I had this on vinyl 20 years ago and forgot just how good it was. Listened to it a lot.
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on 13 January 2015
Bought as a gift for Christmas. The recipient was very pleased with the purchase.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 1 December 2004
One of the first albums I bought. I listened to this album recently and I just forgot how fast this album is. I thought it would sound slow in the modern age but no! The production may be old but the aggressive spirit still blows me away. This was when gigs were truely violent in the moshpit. None of this jumping up and down rubbish that kids do nowadays! This album was revolutionary, and it's crime that not many bands will be honest in how Anthrax influenced them.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 9 December 2003
"Caught In a Mosh", "I am the Law", "Indians".
This is a classic thrash album.
The opening strains of the title track still make the blood boil.
I have to agree with other reviewers commenting on "Imitation of Life", which is probably one of their best tunes.
Some amazing playing on this album, witness the drumming on ... er ... the whole album, and the riffing on ... er ... well you take a guess!
One cool album!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 5 January 2004
This is undeniable proof that Anthrax were the most gifted band of the thrash genre (yep that includes Metallica) and certainly more or less threw all their eggs ito one basket with this, their classic release "Among The Living". Certainly the most unlucky band in the world (watch the VH1 Behind The Music review for details), Anthrax should have gone on to conquer the world after this seminal release but while bad luck was partly to blame for this, they did make some rather fundamental mistakes:
1. Failing to capitalise on the success of this album, State Of Euphoria went into the zone of boredom after the first few tracks, and;
2. Firing Belladonna. Easily the most talented of the thrash singers (Hetfield, limited range but suited style; Araya just shouts; Mustaine, average but visceral, Souza and Baloff, give me a break, awful, Billy pretty good but not as good as Belladonna) but ousted to follow appalling grungy direction with boring old Bush.
Anyway enough ranting. "Among the Living" is simply a masterclass track for track. "Spreading The Disease" had had some golden moments ("Madhouse","A.I.R.", "Armed and Dangerous") but this is sheer class from the opening notes of "Among the Living" through to the amazing final track "Imitation Of Life". In between these two tracks are aome greats that deserve special mentions. "Indians" is my personal fave with a great take on the native indian plight (Belladonna himself a native indian) driven by great chugging riffs. "Efilnikcufesin" is a great anti war track again at ferocious speed with killer vocals, drumming and riffs (which can be said about every track really). "I am the law", "A.D.I The Horror of it all", "One World" the list just goes on, quite simply amazing. The only small criticism of the band is that perhaps Dan Spitz's lead work does not come up to that of his contempories (Mustaine and Friedman, Skolnick, Hammett, Hannemann and King etc) but I think the tightness and overall quality makes up for that. A must for thrash fans.
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on 27 April 2015
very good cd,good sellerand iot came on time
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on 21 April 2015
One of my all time favourite albums
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