Anthrax returns with their first new album in quite some time. After the last several disappointing Anthrax albums, I didn’t hold out a lot of hope for this one. I got this one for free from a record label, but after listening to it for some time now I have to say that I would have bought it just the same. It’s the best thing since Sound of White Noise by far, and while not as good as White Noise, there’s plenty of good tracks here. What Doesn’t Die, Superhero (my favorite), Safe Home, Taking the Music Back… This is a good one, and I’m glad to see they have some good stuff in them. However, Scott Ian really needs to shave that goofy beard of his.
Hopefully they get past this “reunion” stuff and get back to making good records. This reminds me of what Kiss did with Psycho Circus. They had a great album and lineup after several “eh” or “fair” albums, and then tossed it aside in the name of a reunion. I hope Anthrax puts it back together with Bush, he’s my favorite Anthrax singer.