I bought Music of Mass Destruction on Thursday. For those not in the know, this is the new Anthrax live CD/DVD. It’s the best $17.99 you can spend on music so far this year. My God… they joke at the beginning of the DVD about creating a mosh pit in your living room and I’ll tell you right now, I just about did it by my fucking self.
This is an incredible show that they put on film. There’s a little bit too much quick cutting with cameras but it really doesn’t hold it back at all. If you appreciate any of Anthrax’ material, from the early thrash to the sophisticated traditional metal on what I think is arguably their greatest CD yet, last year’s We’ve Come For You All, then you absolutely owe it to yourself and to THEM to go buy this thing. You get so much for your money and the sheer love of music, metal and the fans stomps across you like the wall of zombies conjured up in your imagination by the opening song, What Doesn’t Die.
For technical music fans, you will be utterly amazed at Charlie Benante’s drumming. The guy must have bionic legs. When he closes out Nobody Knows Anything, it’s sheer brilliance. Of course Scott Ian may be the best rhythm guitarist in the history of heavy metal and new lead Rob Caggiano has some incredible solo work here. John Bush is just the kind of front man this band demanded when they made the switch years ago.
I get charged up about stuff like this a few times a year. So charged up I’ve gotta post it here on the music forum. This is one of those times. I DARE all of you to watch this and not be completely floored, obviously if you’re a fan of metal anyway.
I’m just not even close to fucking kidding here. Go buy this thing tomorrow. These guys are proudly carrying the flag for heavy metal like no other band around today as far as I’m concerned. I wasn’t even a fan back when they were in their early heyday helping define thrash. I’m a believer now. Jesus… I’m going to go watch again. In-fucking-credible.