ANTHRAX — Sound Of White Noise (review)

ANTHRAX — Sound Of White Noise album cover Album · 1993 · Groove Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
Talk about an album that hits you like a ton of bricks. Whenever a band loses a key member, you never know how'll they adapt with a new addition. Anthrax adapted like no other band has, and showed that no matter it be Belladonna or Bush, they'll bring thrash like no other band.

Despite John Bush coming from the fantastic classic heavy metal band Armored Saint, Bush made the perfect transition to thrash. He has the great melodies that Anthrax's always had, but adds a new gruff aggression in the vocal department. I've always felt that Phil Anselmo, Matt Holt, John Bush, and John Tardy are legends in the way of purest displays of anger and rage in metal, and Bush is amazing in the way he combines it with his skill for melody perfectly.

It's one of those albums that just gets me pumped, and Hy Pro Glo has to be my top pick from this album. It's got such a slamming riff and some of the best lyrical flow in thrash, syncopating perfectly with the guitar. 1000 Points of Hate shows off the rhythm section, with Benante and Bello standing out, those thumping drums in the chorus making me want to play some Road Rash. Benante knows how to open up a song amazingly as well, heard in C11 H17 N2 O2 S Na. Burst is a bass crazy rebellious anthem and this album's all out thrasher, and This is Not an Exit is a perfect closer and a close second favorite song. It's got such thunderous riffing and melodies and climaxes into an aggressive intensity that only Anthrax can nail with chaotic drumming and noise.

A fantastic start to the Bush-era Anthrax albums.
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Vim Fuego wrote:
58 days ago
I didn't like this album when it first came out, but grew to love it. It had melodies and subtlety to it I wasn't used to in Anthrax, but the band wouldn't have lasted if they had just kept on stomping out more versions of Among the Living and Persistence of Time.


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