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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: CD
  • ASIN: B000003T8M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,816 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
I only got this double CD to finnish off my massive Anthrax collection. I prefare the new Anthrax material myself so I was'nt really expecting much when I bought this. I'll start with the Fistfull of Metal CD. I expected it to sound like a poor quality, slapped together in five minutes demo tape, but I was wrong. The album contained all the talent, speed and skill that many bands of today could only dream of. I was amased at the speed of Panic, and the heaviness of Metal Thrashing Mad. Fistfull of Metal was a great foundation for Anthrax to build on. The second CD in the package is the Armed and Dangerous EP. With Joey Belladonna taking over on vocals from Neil Turbin, this allready sounds a lot better. The song Armed And Dangerous is as heavy as they come, fulfilling all your metal needs and theres a live version of Panic on there thats even faster than the origional! So if your an Anthrax fan, or even an old school metal fan, I would advise you to get this!
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By A Customer on 2 Mar. 2005
Format: Audio CD
So, this is where it started for Anthrax. This album features the original singer who isn't bad at all - so don't let that put you off. Sure, this isn't their best album, but it contains all the ingredients that made Anthrax great. It's by far their fastest album, but there are moments where the pace slows down. The lyrics are intentionally cheesy and probably the funniest of all the Anthrax lyrics. There are plenty of worthy songs on here, don't start off here, but if you're looking for thrash you should probably get this before their Bush era stuff. The Armed and dangerous E.P. has Joey singing and features some great songs which are unavailable elsewhere (except AAD itself).
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At the height of the thrash/speed metal explosion a band named Anthrax emerged with 'Fistful of Metal'. While room for improvemnt, this is a promising debut effort from the guys which promised what was to come. The high-lights are 'Deathrider', 'Metal Thrashing Mad' and 'Soldiers of Metal'. This also includes an Alice Cooper cover 'Im 18'.
Greater albums were to follow (as well as new singers) yet Fistful of Metal showed the scene what to expect. If you haven't got an Anthrax album yet, make it 'Among the Living' or their latest 'We've Come For You All', only THEN get this. Despite that, this is still worth having.
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Anthrax's debut album does not feature the vocal talents of Joey Belladonna that catapulted the band to success. Rather, it features a singer named Neil Turbin, who is a pretty decent singer but has a more generic style. The band would later get rid of Turbin following his antics and his attempts to take over the band, and the band would move on to a better singer and better things. While this album has some solid thrash tunes e.g. Deathrider and Metal Thrashing Mad, most of the tracks are forgettable generic metal songs, plus a mediocre cover of Alice Cooper's I'm Eighteen, which the label forced them to record on the off chance they might have a hit with it. The band had not yet extended their lyrical influences into literature and comic books etc so there's not much interesting going on here lyrically either. It's also one of the weaker Big 4 debut albums - Megadeth's and Metallica's debuts were much stronger. All in all, Fistful of Metal isn't representative of the band's talents, but is still worth picking up if you're an Anthrax fan or a thrash metal completist.
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I've always been a big fan of anthrax been after this album again for a long time I used to have it on vinyl a lot of people now days prefer there later stuff but I don't this is a great album love the version of I'm 18 you won't be disappointed!!!
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Being a fan of anthrax since they started I won't have to tell you I already own this on cassette and vinyl,it shows where the band were about to go as far as style,music wise it's not there best but if your a fan you'll own it anyway
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