Album artwork for Among The Living by Anthrax

if metallica and slayer invented speed metal, anthrax brought it to the east coast and imbued it with the attitude and excitement of new york hardcore. among the living is, without a doubt, their finest hour - a roaring, adrenaline-pumped collection of flailing beats, precise, razor-edged riffs and shout-along refrains. unlike most full-throttle metal vocalists of the era, joey belladonna chose to sing as well as shout, giving songs like 'among the living', 'indians' and 'efilnikcufecin' ("nice fuckin' life" spelled backwards) a decided melodic edge. yet scott ian and dan spitz's buzzsaw guitar flurries, and charlie benante's insistent drumming, prevented the songs from ever degenerating into the run-of-the-mill heavy metal they so despised.

Anthrax

Among The Living

Album artwork for Among The Living by Anthrax
CD

£6.99

Released 07/08/2007Catalogue Number

imcd186

Anthrax

Among The Living

Album artwork for Among The Living by Anthrax
CD

£6.99

Released 07/08/2007Catalogue Number

imcd186

if metallica and slayer invented speed metal, anthrax brought it to the east coast and imbued it with the attitude and excitement of new york hardcore. among the living is, without a doubt, their finest hour - a roaring, adrenaline-pumped collection of flailing beats, precise, razor-edged riffs and shout-along refrains. unlike most full-throttle metal vocalists of the era, joey belladonna chose to sing as well as shout, giving songs like 'among the living', 'indians' and 'efilnikcufecin' ("nice fuckin' life" spelled backwards) a decided melodic edge. yet scott ian and dan spitz's buzzsaw guitar flurries, and charlie benante's insistent drumming, prevented the songs from ever degenerating into the run-of-the-mill heavy metal they so despised.