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5.0 out of 5 stars Mega!
As a massive Anthrax fan, I was totally excited when this album was released. After the last albums, Stomp 442 and Sound of White Noise, I was eager to see what Anthrax could come up with. They came up with a monster. The album is heavy and melodic at the same time. Check out Inside Out if you dont believe me. The band are still experimenting (after all these years of...
Published on 17 Mar 2001 by gaz@nerd.co.uk

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3.0 out of 5 stars No threat
Better than Stomp 442 but still miles away from the heady brilliance of their early albums. John Bush now sounds like he belongs in the band and the overall sound is more coherent. It's just not filled with any truly great songs, apart from 'Inside Out'.

'Crush' and 'Catharsis' are very good without being particularly outstanding. To be fair, 'Random Acts...'...
Published on 29 July 2010 by ratmonkey


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mega!, 17 Mar 2001
This review is from: Volume 8-Threat Is (Audio CD)
As a massive Anthrax fan, I was totally excited when this album was released. After the last albums, Stomp 442 and Sound of White Noise, I was eager to see what Anthrax could come up with. They came up with a monster. The album is heavy and melodic at the same time. Check out Inside Out if you dont believe me. The band are still experimenting (after all these years of creating metal trends without getting credit) with different sounds too. In between all the heaviness theres songs like the Country sounding, but still listenable, Toast To The Extras. Theres humour with the songs 604 and Scott singing Cupajoe, and theres the awesome accoustic, but heavy song Harms Way. Check out the secret song on the end of the CD too. An accoustic piece with Frank singing. With no full time lead guitarist, Dimebag Darrel of Pantera and Paul Crook lend their tallented hands and also Phil Anselmo of Pantera joins in on the song Killing Box. This is deffinaly the greatest album in the world! (I think so anyway). Check it out and you'll agree. Sadly though, the album failed with the record company going bankrupt making this album a little hard to find. I've got my copy. Hurry up and get yours. You wont be sorry, I promise you.
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3.0 out of 5 stars No threat, 29 July 2010
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Better than Stomp 442 but still miles away from the heady brilliance of their early albums. John Bush now sounds like he belongs in the band and the overall sound is more coherent. It's just not filled with any truly great songs, apart from 'Inside Out'.

'Crush' and 'Catharsis' are very good without being particularly outstanding. To be fair, 'Random Acts...' from the inferior Stomp 442 was better. 'Inside Out' is the sure winner here. It recalls the triumphs of the past while remaining very 'nu-Anthrax' and it feels progressive, as if work has been put in. 'P & V' is ok but sounds like an outake from Stomp. '604' is nothing more than an interlude. 'Toast to the Extras' is another little surprise. Very un-'Thraxy but all the better for it. More like a breezy indie band than a seasoned thrash outfit, they strum through a jolly song that is actually very good and quite uplifting. More of this would have actually been good. 'Born Again Idiot' is ok-ish. 'Killing Box' could have been great but instead settles for just slightly better than OK, which is a shame 'cause it's a great song title. 'Harm's Way' is another good, slightly different, medium-paced curio that unfortunately has to pre-empt 'Hog Tied', 'Big Fat' and 'Aplha Male' which are neither here nor there and not much inbetween either. 'Stealing from a Thief' ends the album well as it is a very worthy track. It's just a shame that the hidden track isn't hidden on its own track space as you have to forward minutes of silence to get to it. When you do, it's (again) surprisingly good.

The highlights of this album occur when the band try a different tack. When they try to be Anthrax they fail because Anthrax no longer have their sound. Instead of varying degrees of success with changes in tone, they should have just said, 'Ok so we'll change completely and do a whole album of 'Toast to the Extras', and seen what happened. It would have been far more interesting than this hit and miss collection. Saying that, it is a better effort than Stomp.

And 'Cupajoe' is a pretty cool track.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Probably their worst, 24 Jan 2013
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I love Anthrax, the first five more than the others of course. This cd is no good in my opinion.
John Bush is a great vocalist but i can't connect to him in Anthrax, the music became more mainstream and alternative and i missed the thrash they done so well.
Anthrax have some great songs on the Bush albums but none of them are strong enough to be listened in one play (like 'Crush', 'Catharsis' and 'Hog Tied').
So generally, i don't recommend this album for beginners, i own it because i love the band and the members for years so i'm collecting the albums but i can't see me play it frequently.
But hey, maybe you like it.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressed, 26 Feb 2012
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Disc is in good condition,quick delivery thanks.I didnt have any problem with the add i knew exactly what i
was looking for.
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