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This review is from: Greater of Two Evils (Audio CD)
Of the big 4 thrash/speed metal bands, Anthrax perhaps never quite made 5 star classics like Metallica's 'Master of puppets' or Megadeth's 'Rust in peace'. But then they've been the most consistent in not putting out any duffers either. IMO original singer Joey Belladonna's voice was better suited to straight ahead metal being kinda cod-operatic like Rob Halford (Judas Priest) or Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) but not as overblown as Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow/Sabbath Mk2).Belladonna's replacement John Bush has a rougher edge to his voice which far better suits Anthrax' brand of unrelenting, in yer face, high speed thrash. As such, IMO, the reworkings of the best tunes of the Belladonna era which make up this album are now harder and much better for it. If you're checking out Anthrax for the 1st time I'd recommend you get this as a starter rather than Belladonna period stuff like 'Spreading the disease' and 'Among the living'. The exception here is 'Persistence of time', by far the best of the Belladonna era.