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Anthrax - We've Come For You All - 2003 - reviewed by: Nailer

Track Listing1. Intro
2. What Doesn't Die
3. Superhero
4. Refuse To Be Denied
5. Safe Home
6. Anyplace But Here
7. Nobody Knows Anything
8. Strap It On
9. Black Dahlia
10. Caddilac Rock Box
11. Taking The Music Back
12. Crash
13. Think About An End
14. We've Come For You All
Initially, I wasn't to fond of this CD relegating it to the half good/half-Ok set of CDs from the great Sound of White Noise on. The soft spot I have for Anthrax and the great new zombie video for What Doesn't Die encouraged me to get it down and give it a few more spins. Glad I did. It's a bit of a departure from the Anthrax sound on this one. Their mad thrashing had become too dry and void of the fun element that set them apart from the others in the late 80s.

WCFYA, with its fantastic Alex Ross cover and comic illustrated booklet, is more of a return to the daffy Anthrax I've liked from the start. Musically, it's stradling the hard rock line with gems like the soulmate sing-a-long Safe Home and the ultra-groovy, Dimebag Darell-visiting Cadillac Rock Box. What Doesn't Die blasts open the bangin' show and W.C.F.Y.A. slams it shut hard. In between, it's the mixed bag of nuts and shells you have to sift through. Charlie Benante is to be commended for his blast-beating skills on Black Dahlia and some of John Bush' lyrics are quite poetic--"A stream of consciousness flows into a river of blood"--WOW! Scotty, of couse, is holding the center tight.

Anthrax is one of the most known, yet most overlooked bands from the thrash era seeming to decline in sales with each CD. Who knows why? This one's the best for a while and the more you spin it, the more it grows on you.

Bottom Line: 'thrax is back!

Score: 8 of 10


--Nailer 08.11.04

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Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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