. . . i was skeptical about this album. i've loved Anthrax ever since the first time i heard Among the Living. it was always good stuff. and THEN, they fired Joey Belladonna (the singer) and hired John Bush from Armored Saint for the album Sound of White Noise. i was blown away! this, this is the way Anthrax is supposed to sound!
so, it's been a while since they put out an album, and i heard they'd gotten Joey Belladonna back for this album, and i was skeptical. see, Anthrax had put out an album of classic songs, re-recorded with the John Bush line-up, and holy shit, it sounded good. but it's Anthrax, so i got Worship Music.
my GOD, this album kicks ass! Joey has matured into his voice, if that makes sense, and the lines and lyrics match the music perfectly. matter of fact, i can't even imagine John Bush singing some of these songs. he doesn't have the range. high points on the album are:
The Devil You Know
Fight 'em til You Can't
In the End (!!!)
New Noise (Refused cover)
"Fight 'em til You Can't" is a zombie apocalypse song. "In the End" was written as a tribute to both Dimebag Darrel and Ronnie James Dio, and the music is epic and full and awesome, the lyrics fitting and the singer really kills it.
i can't recommend this album enough. lost count how many times i've listened to it so far. top notch!