I can always appreciate an album of cover songs from my long-time favorite bands. Anthrax, though not necessarily known for recording that many covers, does do them well when they get around to it. You may remember a few cover songs off that eclectic album Attack of the Killer B’s released in 1991. It has the popular Metal/Rap collaboration Bring the Noise and a newer version of I’m The Man. Contained therein is also a Kiss cover (Parasite) and even a couple S.O.D. covers (Ode to Billy and Chromatic Death) which, ironically, members of Anthrax are part of. Other than Antisocial, Anthrax has kept their recording of covers to a minimum compared to some other Metallica bands. Now, we have the EP Anthems to satisfy our craving for metal cover songs. Here is the breakdown.
Another Download Festival came and went…this year marking the 10th anniversary of the famed UK metal festival. Here is my review of my one-day pass for Sunday, 10 Jun 2012 with Black Sabbath headlining and closing the event. Before I talk about my day I want to note that this is most likely my last Download Festival for the foreseeable future. Later this year I will move back to the United States and if this is in fact the last Download Festival I ever see, I honestly couldn’t have asked for more out of a one-day ticket. The icing on the cake was the fact that it was sunny.
Congrats to Agalloch for taking 100% of the votes in last week’s poll.
Now that we’ve had time to absorb the Belladonna/Anthrax reunion, let’s see how you feel about it. I have seen many arguments about whether or not John Bush was the best thing to happen to Anthrax. But, now he is gone and Belladonna is back. This argument nearly rivals the great Hagar/Roth debate of Van Halen just on a bit of a lesser scale. Where do you stand? Below are two videos to help you decide. The first features Belladonna with a new song, The Devil You Know. The second with former vocalist John Bush for Room For One More.