Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock, Metal
Japanese edition of their 1998 album with 'Giving The Horns'added as a hidden bonus track. 15 tracks total. The initialpressing also contains a 5' x 5' logo sticker sheet with twostickers, one in white & one in black. A Vi... more »
Japanese edition of their 1998 album with 'Giving The Horns'added as a hidden bonus track. 15 tracks total. The initialpressing also contains a 5' x 5' logo sticker sheet with twostickers, one in white & one in black. A Victor release. Thefull title is 'Volume 8 - The Threat Is Real'.
Thrash's triumphant comeback?
droog | Bombay, India | 12/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I dunno how well this album sold, but it's probably the LAST great thrash metal album (lemme know if there are any others, guys) Not just because thrash is almost an extinct genre these days but because this album's going to be very hard to top. Everything from Crush to a Toast to the Extras to the really short snippety stuff like Cupajoe (which sounds almost SOD-esque) is fantastic, powerful thrash. It may lack the brilliant tempo changes of earlier anthrax albums and none of the songs are as instantly likeable as Belly of the Beast or Make Me Laugh for instance. But that's more than made up for by the great rhythms, wry, witty lyrics, above average drumming and excellent vocals (I think John Bush finally found his voice on this album... didn't care much for him on Stomp or White Noise) Oh yeah, the lyric booklet is well-presented too, it looks like 50's B-movie poster. Get this album if you like thrash and (like me) mourn its passing."
Five stars + 1!
jim gallagher | hollywood, florida United States | 07/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"anthrax to me is the most intelligent and diverse heavy metal band in the world! i guess that's why they're not more popular... anyway, this one is smoking! from the fade in of "crush" to the last note of "stealing from a thief" every song blow's me away! and i love the hidden track at the end... some day when the heavy metal history books are written, many people will say... why didn't i listen to anthrax back then? don't be one of them, buy this now!"