ANVIL
Traditional heavy metal • Canada

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
ANVIL picture
Anvil is a Canadian heavy metal band who has influenced many musical groups including Slayer and Metallica. The band's history is chronicled in the 2009 documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

The roots of Anvil began in April 1973 in Toronto, when high school friends Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner began playing music together. It was not until 1978 that the first lineup that was to become Anvil was formed: Steve "Lips" Kudlow (lead vocals, lead guitar), Robb Reiner (drums), Dave Allison (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Ian Dickson (bass).

In 1981, the band released an independent album called Hard 'N Heavy. Shortly after they were signed by Attic Records they changed their name to Anvil and the independent album was released by Attic as their debut album. In 1987 they were approached by American label Metal Blade Records. They released three records with Metal Blade Records starting with Strength of Steel.
read more...
Thanks to Stooge, Time Signature for the updates

ANVIL MP3, Free Download/Stream

ANVIL Online Videos

See all ANVIL videos

Buy ANVIL music

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
ANVIL STILL GOING STRONG SEALED CD NEW ANVIL STILL GOING STRONG SEALED CD NEW USD $6.49 Buy It Now 1h 47m
Visage The Anvil Vinyl Album Synthpop New Wave 1982 Classic Visage The Anvil Vinyl Album Synthpop New Wave 1982 Classic USD $3.99 (0 bids)
2h 53m
Black Light Burns  Cover Your Heart And The Anvil Pants JAPAN CD+DVD  K535 Black Light Burns Cover Your Heart And The Anvil Pants JAPAN CD+DVD K535 USD $7.99 (0 bids)
3h
BLACK LIGHT BURNS COVER YOUR HEART CD & ANVIL PANTS DVD LIMITED EDITION SEALED BLACK LIGHT BURNS COVER YOUR HEART CD & ANVIL PANTS DVD LIMITED EDITION SEALED USD $19.50 Buy It Now 4h
Anguish Anvil of Worlds Below Trapped Under Ground new 7'' clear vinyl 2013 Anguish Anvil of Worlds Below Trapped Under Ground new 7'' clear vinyl 2013 USD $25.00 Buy It Now 4h
Devil's Anvil, The  Hard Rock From The Middle East    Psych  360 Sound Devil's Anvil, The Hard Rock From The Middle East Psych 360 Sound USD $34.00 (30 bids)
6h
tHe Kids-Atco36-114-Anvil chorus SS tHe Kids-Atco36-114-Anvil chorus SS USD $20.00 Buy It Now 7h
Anvil - Hope In Hell (limited) NEW CD Digi Anvil - Hope In Hell (limited) NEW CD Digi USD $16.31 Buy It Now 7h
1 CENT CD Halloween Party - Pink Anvil SEALED 1 CENT CD Halloween Party - Pink Anvil SEALED USD $0.01 (1 bids)
8h
FREAK SCENE- Psychedelic Psoul FREAK SCENE- Psychedelic Psoul" (The Devil's Anvil) USD $15.99 Buy It Now 8h
ANVIL OF DOOM - Deathillusion IMPORT MELODIC DEATH METAL from SPAIN ANVIL OF DOOM - Deathillusion IMPORT MELODIC DEATH METAL from SPAIN USD $7.50 Buy It Now 8h
Anvil - Hope In Hell NEW CD Anvil - Hope In Hell NEW CD USD $14.77 Buy It Now 9h
Anvil - Hope Is Hell NEW 2 x LP Anvil - Hope Is Hell NEW 2 x LP USD $29.88 Buy It Now 9h
Anvil: Forged In Fire Cassette VG++ Canada Attic Anvil: Forged In Fire Cassette VG++ Canada Attic USD $14.99 Buy It Now 10h
ANVIL: Hard 'n' Heavy LP (France, pic disc, PVC sleeve) Metal ANVIL: Hard 'n' Heavy LP (France, pic disc, PVC sleeve) Metal USD $30.00 Buy It Now 10h
Visage The Anvil 1982 Promotional Synth-Pop LP Steve Strange Midge Ure NM Visage The Anvil 1982 Promotional Synth-Pop LP Steve Strange Midge Ure NM USD $7.99 Buy It Now 11h
My Three [Audio CD] Anvil, Iris My Three [Audio CD] Anvil, Iris USD $1.75 (0 bids)
USD $3.99 Buy It Now
11h
METAL BATTLES album heavy metal RAVEN ANVIL VENOM more METAL BATTLES album heavy metal RAVEN ANVIL VENOM more USD $14.99 (0 bids)
11h
Metal On Metal Anvil  LP Vinyl Picture Disc Vintage Metal On Metal Anvil LP Vinyl Picture Disc Vintage USD $14.99 (1 bids)
12h
Anthology by Anvil (CD, Nov-2000, Metal Blade) Anthology by Anvil (CD, Nov-2000, Metal Blade) USD $5.25 Buy It Now 12h
ANVIL - This Is Thirteen - 2 lp record - UNPLAYED - rare ANVIL - This Is Thirteen - 2 lp record - UNPLAYED - rare USD $11.00 (1 bids)
12h
Anvil Back To Basics / Still Going Strong CD new digipack Anvil Back To Basics / Still Going Strong CD new digipack USD $23.99 Buy It Now 13h
Anvil Plugged in Permanent + Absolutely No Alternative CD new Anvil Plugged in Permanent + Absolutely No Alternative CD new USD $23.99 Buy It Now 13h
Anvil Speed of Sound + Plenty of Power 2 CD digipack new Anvil Speed of Sound + Plenty of Power 2 CD digipack new USD $23.99 Buy It Now 13h
Destruction - Inventor of Evil - Sodom Kreator Tankard Slayer Anvil - Like New! Destruction - Inventor of Evil - Sodom Kreator Tankard Slayer Anvil - Like New! USD $8.88 (0 bids)
14h
ANVIL Forged in Fire Vinyl Record LP Attic Records 1983 LAT 1170 1980's Metal ANVIL Forged in Fire Vinyl Record LP Attic Records 1983 LAT 1170 1980's Metal USD $0.01 (2 bids)
14h
Graze : Iowa Anvil CD (2004) Graze : Iowa Anvil CD (2004) USD $4.98 Buy It Now 16h
Glen Miller : Anvil Chorus CD (2000) Glen Miller : Anvil Chorus CD (2000) USD $4.31 Buy It Now 19h
Anvil - Still Going Strong CD MASSACRE R Anvil - Still Going Strong CD MASSACRE R USD $18.59 Buy It Now 20h
Pure Reason Revolution - Hammer & Anvil [CD New] Pure Reason Revolution - Hammer & Anvil [CD New] USD $14.38 Buy It Now 20h
Anvil - Strength Of Steel [CD New] Anvil - Strength Of Steel [CD New] USD $10.78 Buy It Now 20h
Anvil Signed 12' Vinyl Picture Disc Lp Record Hard N' Heavy Lipps Robb Reiner 81 Anvil Signed 12' Vinyl Picture Disc Lp Record Hard N' Heavy Lipps Robb Reiner 81 USD $124.99 Buy It Now 20h
ANVIL:HOPE IN HELL ANVIL:HOPE IN HELL USD $10.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ANVIL:POUND FOR POUND ANVIL:POUND FOR POUND USD $10.99 Buy It Now 1 day
James Last My Favourite Polkas inc The Vienna I Remember Anvil Polka + LP James Last My Favourite Polkas inc The Vienna I Remember Anvil Polka + LP USD $9.44 Buy It Now 1 day
Anvil Chorus - Heavy Metal Kids (2009, CD New) Anvil Chorus - Heavy Metal Kids (2009, CD New) USD $12.54 Buy It Now 1 day
THE ANVIL BAND-THE ANVIL BAND-JAPAN CD BONUS TRACK D98 THE ANVIL BAND-THE ANVIL BAND-JAPAN CD BONUS TRACK D98 USD $22.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Anvil - This Is Thirteen / Japan + 3 Anvil - This Is Thirteen / Japan + 3 USD $7.00 (1 bids)
1 day
HEAVY METAL KIDS - ANVIL CHORUS - BONUS TRACKS NEW CD HEAVY METAL KIDS - ANVIL CHORUS - BONUS TRACKS NEW CD USD $26.76 Buy It Now 1 day
ANVIL PLENTY OF POWER + BONUS TRACK SEALED CD NEW ANVIL PLENTY OF POWER + BONUS TRACK SEALED CD NEW USD $6.49 Buy It Now 1 day
ANVIL - Juggernaut Of Justice ANVIL - Juggernaut Of Justice USD $11.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ANVIL THIS IS THIRTEEN + BONUS TRACK SEALED CD NEW   13 ANVIL THIS IS THIRTEEN + BONUS TRACK SEALED CD NEW 13 USD $6.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Absolutely No Alternative - Anvil (2012, CD New) Absolutely No Alternative - Anvil (2012, CD New) USD $10.78 Buy It Now 1 day
Anvil 'Juggeurnaut Of Justice' LTD Edition DBL LP Blue Colored Vinyls GF Cover M Anvil 'Juggeurnaut Of Justice' LTD Edition DBL LP Blue Colored Vinyls GF Cover M USD $38.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Pink Anvil,NEW CD,Halloween Party Pink Anvil,NEW CD,Halloween Party USD $11.79 Buy It Now 1 day
# BROCAS HELM ‎- Black Death In Athens LP LTD 800 COP.BLUE ANVIL CD # BROCAS HELM ‎- Black Death In Athens LP LTD 800 COP.BLUE ANVIL CD USD $49.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ANVIL - Hard 'n Heavy 1981 METAL Canada Attic w/ Inner Sleeve ANVIL - Hard 'n Heavy 1981 METAL Canada Attic w/ Inner Sleeve USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ANVIL - Metal on Metal 1982 French Press Canadian Metal!!! ANVIL - Metal on Metal 1982 French Press Canadian Metal!!! USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ANVIL - ABSOLUTELY NO ALTERNATIVE (DIGIPAK) NEW CD ANVIL - ABSOLUTELY NO ALTERNATIVE (DIGIPAK) NEW CD USD $15.91 Buy It Now 1 day
Voivod Katorz METTALLICA NAPALM DEATH CELTIC FROST NEWSTED ANTHRAX ANVIL SLAYER Voivod Katorz METTALLICA NAPALM DEATH CELTIC FROST NEWSTED ANTHRAX ANVIL SLAYER USD $1.75 (0 bids)
1 day
Anvil Make It Up to You 12 Anvil Make It Up to You 12" Maxi Single Heavy Metal on NM Vinyl School Love Rock USD $19.95 Buy It Now 1 day
78 Emerson  10184  Joe Rosey / The Merry Melody Men - Anvil Trot / La Veeda 78 Emerson 10184 Joe Rosey / The Merry Melody Men - Anvil Trot / La Veeda USD $9.99 (0 bids)
1 day
ANVIL - BACKWAXED , CASSETTE TAPE ANVIL - BACKWAXED , CASSETTE TAPE USD $11.84 Buy It Now 1 day
ANVIL: Metal On Metal LP (Canada, sl cw, sm tag residue oc, sm tol, corner bend ANVIL: Metal On Metal LP (Canada, sl cw, sm tag residue oc, sm tol, corner bend USD $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Cover Your Heart/The Anvil Pants Odyssey [PA] by Black Light Burns (CD, 2008,... Cover Your Heart/The Anvil Pants Odyssey [PA] by Black Light Burns (CD, 2008,... USD $9.99 (0 bids)
1 day
Pound For Pound - Anvil Pound For Pound - Anvil USD $9.45 Buy It Now 1 day
Anvil, This Is Thirteen 2008 Anvli Enterprises Maxwell Kudlow Anvil, This Is Thirteen 2008 Anvli Enterprises Maxwell Kudlow USD $2.99 (0 bids)
1 day
Anvil This Is Thirteen ANTHRAX VOIVOD SLAYER OVERKILL TESTAMENT METALLICA DEATH Anvil This Is Thirteen ANTHRAX VOIVOD SLAYER OVERKILL TESTAMENT METALLICA DEATH USD $1.75 (0 bids)
1 day
ANVIL - PLENTY OF POWER NEW CD ANVIL - PLENTY OF POWER NEW CD USD $23.96 Buy It Now 1 day
GRAZE - IOWA ANVIL NEW CD GRAZE - IOWA ANVIL NEW CD USD $18.01 Buy It Now 1 day
Anvil - Juggernaut Of Justice CD THE END RECORDS Anvil - Juggernaut Of Justice CD THE END RECORDS USD $15.19 Buy It Now 1 day
METAL BATTLES album heavy metal RAVEN ANVIL VENOM more METAL BATTLES album heavy metal RAVEN ANVIL VENOM more USD $3.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Pink Anvil - Halloween Party [CD New] Pink Anvil - Halloween Party [CD New] USD $11.10 Buy It Now 1 day
ANVIL rare band SIGNED Cd This Is Thirteen + Photos Heavy Metal Lips Robb Glenn ANVIL rare band SIGNED Cd This Is Thirteen + Photos Heavy Metal Lips Robb Glenn USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ANVIL PUND FOR POUND & VOIVOD NOTHINGFACE 2 CASSETTES METAL HARD NO INSERTS NOTE ANVIL PUND FOR POUND & VOIVOD NOTHINGFACE 2 CASSETTES METAL HARD NO INSERTS NOTE USD $0.99 (0 bids)
USD $5.00 Buy It Now
1 day
Anvil - This Is Thirteen (2009) - Used - Compact Disc Anvil - This Is Thirteen (2009) - Used - Compact Disc USD $2.51 Buy It Now 1 day
Anvil - Metal on Metal .... 1982 ATTIC Records ... Import Anvil - Metal on Metal .... 1982 ATTIC Records ... Import USD $9.99 (0 bids)
2 days
VISAGE - THE ANVIL LP VISAGE - THE ANVIL LP USD $7.06 Buy It Now 2 days
Visage The Anvil Lp 2nd Lp Visage The Anvil Lp 2nd Lp USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
SKULL FIST BACKPATCH Enforcer Cauldron Anvil Riot nwobhm goat horn patch SKULL FIST BACKPATCH Enforcer Cauldron Anvil Riot nwobhm goat horn patch USD $9.99 (0 bids)
2 days
EMPIRE STATE MILITARY BAND ANVIL CHORUS &  THE JOLLY COPPERSMITH PATHE 78 RPM EMPIRE STATE MILITARY BAND ANVIL CHORUS & THE JOLLY COPPERSMITH PATHE 78 RPM USD $29.95 Buy It Now 2 days
Anvil - Metal On Metal 1982 Canada 1982 Orig. Lyrics M-/M- Anvil - Metal On Metal 1982 Canada 1982 Orig. Lyrics M-/M- USD $14.99 (0 bids)
2 days
Heavy Metal Kids - Anvil Chorus [CD New] Heavy Metal Kids - Anvil Chorus [CD New] USD $13.73 Buy It Now 2 days
Anvil - Absolutely No Alternative [CD New] Anvil - Absolutely No Alternative [CD New] USD $10.78 Buy It Now 2 days
ANVIL - WORTH THE WEIGHT [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD ANVIL - WORTH THE WEIGHT [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD USD $11.35 Buy It Now 2 days
ANVIL - MONUMENT OF METAL - NEW CD ANVIL - MONUMENT OF METAL - NEW CD USD $10.97 Buy It Now 2 days
Anvil : Metal On Metal # AT 120 AT 1130 Vinyl VG+++ LP Record Anvil : Metal On Metal # AT 120 AT 1130 Vinyl VG+++ LP Record USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
 ANVIL CHORUS  *    FEATURED ARTIST:  THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR ANVIL CHORUS * FEATURED ARTIST: THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR USD $6.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Anvil - Hope In Hell 2013 Hard Rock CD Japanese + Bonus Track / OBI Anvil - Hope In Hell 2013 Hard Rock CD Japanese + Bonus Track / OBI USD $17.28 Buy It Now 2 days
78 rpm VICTOR 2152 1905' RECORD Anvil Polka Parlow VICTROLA RECORD 78 rpm VICTOR 2152 1905' RECORD Anvil Polka Parlow VICTROLA RECORD USD $30.00 Buy It Now 2 days
ANVIL-JUGGERNAUT OF JUSTICE-JAPAN BONUS TRACK CD ANVIL-JUGGERNAUT OF JUSTICE-JAPAN BONUS TRACK CD USD $27.50 Buy It Now 2 days
45 RECORD GLENN MILLER: ANVIL CHORUS, JOHNSON RAG, MY ISLE OF GOLDEN DREAMS 45 RECORD GLENN MILLER: ANVIL CHORUS, JOHNSON RAG, MY ISLE OF GOLDEN DREAMS USD $2.60 Buy It Now 2 days
Anvil Absolutely No Alternative CD new Anvil Absolutely No Alternative CD new USD $11.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Black Anvil - Hail Death [CD New] Black Anvil - Hail Death [CD New] USD $14.04 Buy It Now 2 days
NEW Hope in Hell by Anvil (Vinyl, May-2013, The End) NEW Hope in Hell by Anvil (Vinyl, May-2013, The End) USD $0.16 (1 bids)
2 days
Sign Of Four - Hammer Anvil & Stirrup 2x10 Sign Of Four - Hammer Anvil & Stirrup 2x10" JMANLP056 Jazzman USD $29.86 Buy It Now 2 days
MORMAN TABERNACLE CHOIR LP EUGENE ORMANDY ANVIL CHORUS MORMAN TABERNACLE CHOIR LP EUGENE ORMANDY ANVIL CHORUS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 2 days
HEAVY METAL KIDS - HEAVY METAL KIDS - " ANVIL CHORUS " VINYL LP. USD $20.43 (0 bids)
2 days
GLENN MILLER -This Is Glenn Miller: Anvil Chorus, Pavanne, Danny Boy (2 EPS, PS) GLENN MILLER -This Is Glenn Miller: Anvil Chorus, Pavanne, Danny Boy (2 EPS, PS) USD $9.00 Buy It Now 2 days
ANVIL - SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION 12 ANVIL - SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION 12" EP UK USD $14.99 Buy It Now 2 days
BLACK ANVIL triumvirate Clear LP OOP ltd100 rare version Alcest watain agalloch BLACK ANVIL triumvirate Clear LP OOP ltd100 rare version Alcest watain agalloch USD $29.99 (0 bids)
2 days
ANVIL ANVIL"Forged in fire"ORG cd Roadrunner 85,Slimline case made in Japan,Exciter USD $79.99 Buy It Now 2 days
78 RPM VICTOR ORCHESTRA ANVIL CHORUS / ARTHUR PRYOR'S BAND FORGE IN THE FOREST 78 RPM VICTOR ORCHESTRA ANVIL CHORUS / ARTHUR PRYOR'S BAND FORGE IN THE FOREST USD $0.99 Buy It Now 2 days
METAL LP - ANVIL HARD N HEAVY (1983) PICTURE DISC- S.P.I. PARIS ATTIC LAT -1100 METAL LP - ANVIL HARD N HEAVY (1983) PICTURE DISC- S.P.I. PARIS ATTIC LAT -1100 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Anvil - Pound For Pound 1988 Canada Orig. SM SS Anvil - Pound For Pound 1988 Canada Orig. SM SS USD $12.99 (0 bids)
2 days
ANVIL / THIS IS THIRTEEN Japan CD 3 Bonus Metal On Metal 666 LIPS Robb Reiner ANVIL / THIS IS THIRTEEN Japan CD 3 Bonus Metal On Metal 666 LIPS Robb Reiner USD $0.99 (1 bids)
2 days
ANVIL #2 Magazine/CD Death Metal, DIMMU BORGIR, PROBOT, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE ANVIL #2 Magazine/CD Death Metal, DIMMU BORGIR, PROBOT, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE USD $7.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JPN w/Obi ++ Black Anvil ++ Time Insults The Mind JPN w/Obi ++ Black Anvil ++ Time Insults The Mind USD $4.99 (0 bids)
2 days
Heavy Metal Kids - Anvil Chorus CD Heavy Metal Kids - Anvil Chorus CD USD $25.09 Buy It Now 2 days
BLACK ANVIL-HAIL DEATH-JAPAN CD D86 BLACK ANVIL-HAIL DEATH-JAPAN CD D86 USD $23.50 Buy It Now 2 days
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com
Amazon (logo)
Hope In HellHope In Hell
The End Records 2013
Audio CD$7.49
$5.62 (used)
Anthology of AnvilAnthology of Anvil
The End Records 2012
Audio CD$7.75
$13.48 (used)
Hard 'N' HeavyHard 'N' Heavy
Import
Attic 2002
Audio CD$10.71
$7.99 (used)
Metal On MetalMetal On Metal
Import
Attic 2002
Audio CD$10.72
$19.88 (used)
Plugged in PermanentPlugged in Permanent
The End Records 2012
Audio CD$3.61
$5.99 (used)
Absolutely No AlternativeAbsolutely No Alternative
The End Records 2012
Audio CD$5.35
$5.06 (used)
Still Going StrongStill Going Strong
Import · Remastered
Ais 2010
Audio CD$4.23
$16.93 (used)
Showing 7 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & ANVIL music

ANVIL Discography

ANVIL albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 2.41 | 9 ratings
Hard 'n' Heavy (originally as Lips)
Traditional heavy metal 1981
.. Album Cover 4.17 | 24 ratings
Metal on Metal
Traditional heavy metal 1982
.. Album Cover 4.02 | 13 ratings
Forged in Fire
Traditional heavy metal 1983
.. Album Cover 3.67 | 9 ratings
Strength of Steel
Traditional heavy metal 1987
.. Album Cover 3.58 | 6 ratings
Pound for Pound
Traditional heavy metal 1988
.. Album Cover 3.60 | 5 ratings
Worth the Weight
Traditional heavy metal 1992
.. Album Cover 3.10 | 5 ratings
Plugged in Permanent
Traditional heavy metal 1996
.. Album Cover 3.70 | 5 ratings
Absolutely No Alternative
Traditional heavy metal 1997
.. Album Cover 4.06 | 8 ratings
Speed of Sound
Traditional heavy metal 1998
.. Album Cover 3.75 | 4 ratings
Plenty of Power
Traditional heavy metal 2001
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Still Going Strong
Traditional heavy metal 2002
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
Back to Basics
Traditional heavy metal 2004
.. Album Cover 4.42 | 6 ratings
This Is Thirteen
Traditional heavy metal 2007
.. Album Cover 4.04 | 4 ratings
Juggernaut of Justice
Traditional heavy metal 2011
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Hope In Hell
Traditional heavy metal 2013

ANVIL EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Anvil
Traditional heavy metal 1982

ANVIL live albums

.. Album Cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Past and Present: Live in Concert
Traditional heavy metal 1989

ANVIL demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

ANVIL boxset & compilations

.. Album Cover 3.83 | 3 ratings
Backwaxed
Traditional heavy metal 1985
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Anthology of Anvil
Traditional heavy metal 2000
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Monument Of Metal
Traditional heavy metal 2011

ANVIL singles (0)

ANVIL movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

.. Album Cover
5.00 | 2 ratings
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Traditional heavy metal 2009

ANVIL Reviews

ANVIL Monument Of Metal

Boxset / Compilation · 2011 · Traditional heavy metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Kingcrimsonprog
Monument Of Metal is a compilation, ‘Best Of’ or ‘Greatest Hits’ album by the Canadian Metal band Anvil, who are enjoying a new wave of popularity and interest in the wake of staring in a popular documentary film.

The album takes music from all across the band’s thirty-year career. Almost every Anvil studio album old and new is represented by at least one track, even their 2011 release Juggernaut Of Justice. The only omissions are 1983’s Forged In Fire and their 1981 debut album Hard ‘N’ Heavy, although tracks that were originally from these albums are featured in re-recorded forms, as indeed are two tracks from 1982’s Metal On Metal album.

Despite the tracks being taken from all different eras with all different sorts of production jobs, the music actually does manage to flow reasonably well together and this release serves as an enjoyable record to listen to as well as just an introduction to the band’s various styles and eras.

The sound for the most part is somewhere harder, heavier and often faster than traditional Heavy Metal, but not quite strictly Thrash Metal all the time either. Perhaps the earlier and more Priest/Saxon/Maiden influenced Thrash debut albums like Overkill’s Feel The Fire and Anthrax’s Fistful Of Metal are the best place to begin comparisons if you really need to, although this still doesn’t properly convey the band’s sound.

How much you will enjoy the album is of course purely subjective and every negative can be seen as a positive depending on your tastes. For example, how people see the lyrics can vary between fun eighties cheese or just plain silly and some of the track’s production jobs aren’t the best in the world but this adds to the classic feel and overall charm.

Overall, if you have an interest in Anvil but aren’t yet a full on fan then this is a great and inexpensive way to test the waters and find out whether or not they are for you. If you are lucky, by the time you’ve made your decision the majority of their catalogue will be remastered and repackaged in digipak form, so you can start a high quality collection if you so choose. At the very least you can get an album with most of the tracks that were featured in the aforementioned documentary film.

ANVIL Forged in Fire

Album · 1983 · Traditional heavy metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Time Signature
Hard times - fast metal...

Genre: traditional metal

After their massively metal sophomore album "Metal on Metal", Anvil strike back with the almost equally massive "Forged in Fire".

The album starts out with the massively heavy and almost epic title track, which was famously covered by British death metallers Benediction, but the majority of tracks on the album are rather uptempo with lots of galloping guitars, guitar harmonies, rocking guitar solos, and even some speed and power metal elements, which gives the album energy and an edge beyond the pure rock 'n' roll style that is associated with the band these days. There are other heavy tracks such as the Priest-esque attempt at making a heavy metal anthem in "Never Deceive Me".

The vocals are quite varied ranging from rock 'n' roll shouting over clean singing to heavy metal screaming, and, most of the time it works, with the metal screaming obviously not being Lips' forte on this album. Fortunately there is plenty of big vibrato singing, which was Lips' trademark back in the day and one of the distinguishing features of this mighty Canadian metal band.

This is truly a metal classic, and anyone with a love for 80s metal should check out "Forged in Fire".

ANVIL Juggernaut of Justice

Album · 2011 · Traditional heavy metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Stephen
"Juggernaut of Justice" is the Canadian heavy metal legend, Anvil's fourteenth release and was recorded at Dave Grohl's studio with Bob Marlette handling the production set. Still rooting on the classic NWoBHM sound in the veins of Judas Priest and Saxon, what you'll get out of 12 tracks here is basically an alternate switch between furious 'seek and destroy' heavy metal and uptempo hard rock, but not only that, they also includes couple of unusual tracks such as "Paranormal" or "Swing Thing".

The title track opens first, unleashing the incinerating riffs, blasted with an ultraloud drumming of Robb Reiner. You can't call yourself a metal fan if you don't like this track. "When Hell Breaks Loose" doesn't give you a chance to breathe, not even a bit. A wonderful track to continue the earlier rampage of 'Juggernaut' and one of the shiny tracks to be found here. "New Orleans Voodoo" tried to slow down but shame to me it's average at best and along with "Paranormal", is somehow the worst tunes they made.

"On Fire" is back in action again, check out Lips' slaughtering solos, unbelievable! He also did another spectacular show in "Turn It Up". Another great tracks that I like here are "The Ride", "Running", and the unpredictable "Swing Thing" which is a jazzy flirt with the surprising horn, a surely brilliant way to end the album. This is pure heavy metal treat to enjoy, while it somehow struggling with 'many tracks sounding the same', you just can't go wrong with most of the songs here. Crank it up loud and see how you'll bang your head endlessly for 50 fucken minutes eh!

ANVIL Metal on Metal

Album · 1982 · Traditional heavy metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
AtomicCrimsonRush
I owned this on vinyl in the 80s and played it to death in those days. It has since met it's fate in the heavy metal funeral pyre along with a lot of other 80s metal. But at the time this was a killer with some awesome riffs and amazing melodies. Metal on Metal is an ear splitter with an infectious anthemic shout out loud chorus.

Mothra is a lot of fun about the legendary Tokyo monster.

March of the Crabs is an incredible guitar heavy metal instrumental. Tease Me, Please Me harkens back to their sex n sleaze debut. And 666 was the mandatory take on Revelation that every metal band was targetting.

The band were sadly underrated but this was the drawcard - great solid punching metal between the ears.

ANVIL Speed of Sound

Album · 1998 · Traditional heavy metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
1967/ 1976
A punch in the face is less painful than this masterpiece of Speed Metal. Provided we can agree to do the test! Said this I think that the evolution of Traditional Metal for Anvil is Speed Metal and Extreme power Metal and Extreme Power Metal. No compromises... With no conpromises! At this point is clear that Anvil is a great band, in evolution day by day.

Interesting is "Speed Of Sound", a good Speed Metal, direct and bastard. Extreme is, in Power Metal field, "Blood In The Playground", maybe a great melodic USA Power Metal as "Deadbeat Dad" that is also an elaborate song for the album standard. Great solo and great refrain, also melodic, if this definition is applicable for Anvil and "Speed Of Sound". "Man Over Broad" is a short but great example of Speed Metal without compromise. "No Evil" is a song for Prog Metallers, because with various moments. A doomy intro, Speed solo and first verse, simil Black/ Death bridge, Power Metal refrain and second verse, another passage via bridge/ refrain, Jazzy moment, Thrash soli section, Another Power Metal verse and another section with bridge and refrain. At the end this song is a modern Power Metal song for Progsters. "Bullshit" is a strange song for style. Ok, at the end is another Traditional Metal/ Power Metal/ Thrash Metal with Punk treatment, typical of this album. But also with AOR atmospheres in vocal lines (also if very aggressive)!!! "Mattress Mambo" The classic song (slightly crazy) you need to fill an album, song of relief, then, but with a great deal of technical writing and really above average. In my view this is the song more close to European Power Metal, because this is a song in this style. "Secret Agent" is another good Power Metal with Speed parts (very Punky) with great guitars riffs. "Life To Lead" present a start similar to Motorhead "Ace Of Spades". Hmmm... This song is a pure Motorhead song... "Ace Of Spades" is a copy of this song and not vice versa!!! "Park That Truck" close the album. This song is a beautiful song. Unless the head decides to break and his heart to race at dull speeds of drums. Because Speed Metal in this case is only speed!!!

So ... The Canadians Anvil have decided to rise Gods of Speed Metal or have made a pact with the devil? I'm not able to write an answer. I'm sincere. I prefer to judge this album for what it is. A pure no compromises album. With direct writing. With technique and with magic. Only that a punch in the face is less painful than this masterpiece of Speed Metal

ANVIL Movies Reviews

No ANVIL movie reviews posted yet.

ANVIL Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

ANVIL Index

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Sad Wings Of Destiny Traditional heavy metal
JUDAS PRIEST
Buy this album from our partners
Paranoid Traditional heavy metal
BLACK SABBATH
Buy this album from our partners
Symbolic Death Metal
DEATH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Send Them All To Hell Traditional heavy metal
PANZER
Buy this album from MMA partners
Ground Zero Thrash Metal
9.7 RICHTER
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Book Of Gates Progressive Metal
AMADEUS AWAD’S EON
Buy this album from MMA partners
Point Of Impact Traditional heavy metal
AIR RAID
Buy this album from MMA partners
Kingdom Of Nonsense Traditional heavy metal
WHIRLWIND STORM
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

The Ten Commandments
17586063
Unitron· 1 day ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online