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  • Their first album was kinda like Rush’s first album: it left ya wondering. Their second was a big step forward as Anvil’s second album contained an alltime, *alltime*, classic metal tune (‘Metal On Metal’ (just like Rush’s ‘By-Tor’)). Anvil hit their highwater mark with their 3rd album, and Rush with their 4th but this particular Anvil album shows just how in-tune Anvil was the metal scene back in the day. Bear in mind ‘Kill Em All’ was released a year *after* this album. ‘Metal On Metal’ was, in 1982, one of the hardest and heaviest metal albums ever, period. Today it sounds quite a bit dated, as does ‘Kill Em All’, but trust me…..back in the day this band friggin’ *rocked*! Hard!
    One other thing of note: many bands of note originating from the early 80s have some sort of Venomish “black”metal past. Anvil never really jumped on that Mercyful Fate/Venom bandwagon. Apart from one song (“666″) they seemed to decide their own way was the only way to go. Hats off to them for being that original.

    Posted on December 24, 2009