on 25 July 2004
For a band that lost it's original lead guitarist and then put this together with a collection of friends, this is absolutely colossal!
The songs, the riffs, the solos, the production, the MONSTER RIFFS, the vocals, the drums, THE GIANT RIFFS all exude class and an attitude of delivering top quality metal for metal fans.
Do not miss this, you will not be disappointed whether you are old Anthrax fan (like me) or new to the band.
on 17 June 2005
The amount of attention shown by fans towards 'Sound of White Noise' is unbelievable because this clearly kicks its ass. More big riffs and better songs.
'Random Acts of Senseless Violence' just says it all really - the opening to the album is heavy and in-your-face. 'Fueled' follows and keeps up the pace a ferocity with its killer riff. 'King size' continues the trend and includes the killer line 'minimum effort, maximum gain!' - classic. Memorable lyrics like this make this and most of the other songs so much more memorable than material from their previous album. 'Riding Shotgun' is also very good making the opening 4 songs absolutely killer. 'Perpetual Motion', 'Nothing' and 'American Pompeii' arent quite as good, but still heavy enough to catch your attention. 'In a Zone' and 'Tester' are both stand out aswell. The closer 'Bare' is a good ballad (that's right, an anthrax ballad) but is ruined by the ending which doesn't quite fit.
Overall a very enjoyable heavy album by anthrax that should not be overlooked - why it recieves the very little credit it does is beyond me.
on 1 February 2004
With the departure of lead singer Joey Belladonna from the 80s metal group Anthrax in the early nineties, fans might have been forgiven for thinking that the writing was on the wall for the highly regarded speed / thrash metal outfit. Imagine the surprise then when, with new recruit John Bush in the frontman position - recruited from fellow US metallers Armored Saint - Anthrax burst back onto the scene with The Sound Of White Noise in 1993.
Two years later, they were back again, this time with Stomp 442. Although well recieved by pundits and listeners alike, it disappointingly undersold, a fact you can't help but find unbelievable on listening.
Opening with the brutal "Random Acts Of Senseless Violence", Anthrax state their intent through the commercially-edged "Fueled" to "American Pompeii" and the metallic anthems of "In A Zone" and "Riding Shotgun".
A criminally underrated album, deserving better than it got, from a truly underrated band who, with a legion of adoring fans, may one day recieve the true plaudits they deserve.
on 13 January 2013
The album start good with the first three tracks but from there is go down, and even Dimebag doesn't rescue it (appering on 'King Size' and 'Riding Shotgun').
Bush's voice is very good but the music it's not that Anthrax that i liked, but it generally the album is good.
Recommended if you are an Anthrax fan, but don't expect to old school thrash metal like they used to do. I have it anyway.
A savage Anthrax album; and a worthy addition to any metal collection. Stomp 442 is a brutal hard rock album with a metal edge, full to the brim of very `Scott Ian trademark,' riffs; awesome guitar solos and very funky, head bang-able breakdowns.
For ages I had written this album off, I listened to it about four times and gave up on it... but recently I came back to try it and realised how very good it is, its now one of my favourite albums.
The production is great, the riffs are plentiful and the vocals are awesome; there's even appearances by Dimebag Darrel!
Songs like `Random Acts Of Senseless Violence,' `Tester,' and `American Pompeii,' are pure class. The album is wonderful, but was under promoted and ignored by record company politics; on quality alone it deserves to be huge. BUY NOW