Tonight I enjoyed a bloody marvellous gig by the magnificent Anthrax. Of all the bands that I worshipped back in the 80s, this is the one band I wanted to see the most – a perfect blend of thrash and fun.
It’s the 30th anniversary of their masterpiece Among the Living, which I bought when it came out in 1987. This, along with Master of Puppets and Reign In Blood, was an album that defined my musical preferences. An album so bloody good that I revisit it time and again. They’ve released some great albums since, but this is still my favourite.
The gig was amazing! Such a great live band, and Joey’s voice sounded as good as ever (although, did I notice some electronic assistance on some of the high screeches?).
Support Raven Age were pretty decent too – a quality melodic metal act that reminded me a bit of earthtone 9.