Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ANTHRAX / Sound of White Noise (1993)

SoWN was the band's sixth album but first with vocalist John Bush. His arrival coincided with a shift from the straight-up thrash sound of previous albums toward a more friendly melodic post-grunge sound. Long time fans were appalled. I was intrigued. I find Bush to be a better vocalist that Belladonna; his range is lower and admittedly less varied but it's less harsh on the ears. I even feel that the years have been kind to it; the album has aged better than much of their discography. It was and remains a powerful collection of songs, even if they aren't considered very 'Anthraxy' by dedicated fans of the early stuff.

Songs of Note: Potter's Field, Black Lodge

3½ invisible friends out of 5

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