Type: CD Company: Massacre Release: 2002 Genre: Power Reviewer: Eric Compton Published: 1/26/2003
Title couldn't be closer to the truth
Anvil - Still Going Strong - reviewed by: EC
1. Race Against Time 2. In Hell 3. Holy Wood 4. Still Going Strong 5. Don't Ask Me 6. Waiting 7. White Rhino 8. What I'm About 9. Sativa 10. Defiant
Anvil's newest album title couldn't be closer to the truth, aptly titled Still Going Strong. Anvil has been playing their brand of Canadian power-thrash since 1981. Quite an amazing feat for Lips and the boys. In a time when bands concentrate on releasing one or two albums before disbanding, its astonishing that a metal legend like Anvil are still releasing records in 2002. Still Going Strong is very much a continuation from where the last album, Plenty Of Power, left off. We still get heated thrashers like "Race Against Time", off-beat humor tracks such as "Holy Wood", and the much needed rockers like the title track. Robb Reiner really shows off behind the kit, saluting off the drum rolls on evil offering "In Hell", and the teutonic ripper "Defiant". Lips still shines on vocals, almost sounding effortless in his "Motorhead meets Thrash" motives. Still Going Strong is a good release and I highly recommend it to ong-time Anvil fans, or to newer fans like myself who are just getting introduced to the bands discography. Attic Records has recently announced they will be re-issuing the Anvil back catalogue, so save a dollar or two and try to pick some oldies up. --Reviewed by EC 1.26.03
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