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often overlooked monster of an album,
By A Customer
This review is from: Volume 8: The Threat is Real [New Version with Bonus Tracks] (Audio CD)
This clearly isn't as hard metal as some of their other albums, but Anthrax produced an absolute epic album with 'volume8' that doesn't get nearly enough credit.
The first four tracks are brilliant, in particular 'Inside Out'. 'Toast to the extras' is a bit... erm... interesting, but 'Born again idiot' & 'Killing box' pick up the pace again. 'Harms way' is a brilliantly powerful ballad and is a definate highlight. The trend of great hard rocking songs continues til the end, while the closer 'Pieces' is a full on acoustic ballad.
The bonus tracks arent especially anything to rant about, one of which is 'the bends' - Anthrax doing a cover of Radiohead was not a good idea.
Ignoring that however, this is a great album and instantly likeable - easily better than the overrated 'Sound of White Noise'
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