Friday, June 24, 2011
New Anthrax Song - Fight 'Em Till You Can't. Is that some wimpy chorus?
If you woke up this morning and took a look at Metal Sucks, or whatever metal blog you read that's not as epic and underground as mine, you would've seen that there is some new Anthrax for you to mosh alone in your bedroom to. Or so I would've thought anyway. Apparently Anthrax has been playing this song live for the last 3 years, and I just didn't have half a part of a fucking clue about any of it. Probably because I didn't think Anthrax was worth considering in a very long time now. It is however, a big deal, in the sense that it's the first time Joey Belladonna has lent his voice to an Anthrax recording in over 20 years, if you don't consider the “Ball of Confusion” cover Belladonna recorded with John Bush for 1999′s Return of the Killer A’s. Their new album Worship Music has been hyped up for quite a while now, and finally has a solid release date of "September 13th".
So I'm listening to this track, and it's alright. It's certainly no "Among the Living", and Belladonna's voice isn't anywhere near what it used to be. Then again, neither is Tom Araya's, Dave Mustaine's, and certainly not James Hetfield's, so considering the trend of how all Big 4 bands suck at singing now, I guess I should let that one slide. Then I listen to the song's chorus, and I'm no longer in such a forgiving attitude.
For those of you at work or school or wherever you shouldn't be reading my blog, and you aren't able to listen to the song: The best way I can put it, is it's sort of like a metalcore style chorus. A METALCORUS. Anyone familiar with Brian Posehn's "Metal by Numbers" should feel free to chime in with "This is the gay paaaart!" This chorus is wimpy, and fluffy and weak. Not very Anthrax, and definitely not very metal.
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