10 Best Anthrax Songs – Ranked
What is the best Anthrax song? Anthrax fans usually wonder about this question’s answer. We will try to answer this question with this article.
Anthrax was formed in 1981 by the band’s founding members Scott Ian and bassist Dan Liker. Because of their fast tempo and aggressive metal chords, The band is the starters of the thrash metal band. Also, with their influential albums such as “Fistful of Metal” and “Spreading the Disease,” Anthrax highly influenced other early thrash-metal bands such as Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeath.
During their 40 year career, they released 11 studio albums and 26 singles. They released more than 200 songs. Making a top ten list among the 200 masterpieces was hard. However, We did it for you. Here is the list of Anthrax’s best ten-song.
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What song is the best Anthrax?
We begin this list with the song from the Sound of White Noise. The album is not regarded as a thrash album. Despite not being a thrash album, Some people define Only as a perfect song like Metallica frontman James Hetfield. However, I am against this idea. However, I cannot ignore this song created some wawes in the metal bands industry in 1993. Despite not being thrash metal, this song is a perfect example heavy metal track.
9-Fight Em Till You Can Not
Fight En Till You Can Not track is from the Worship Music album. The album’s name was taken from the popular TV series “Battlestar Galactica.” While Anthrax was making this album, the band had seen too many reunions and breakups. Some of them are crucial for the band like Joey Belladonnas’ reunion with the band. This track shows the effect of Joey Belladonna’s reunion with the band. Joey Belladonna’s vocals then kick in and he has not lost any power from his sound. Also, Joey Belladonna’s voice perfectly fits with the lyrics.
8-The Devil You Know
The Devil You Know is another song from the Worship Music album. When the band released this album, they created waves in the music industry. With The Devil You Know, Anthrax provides that they make trash metal best. This track is not the band’s masterpiece. However, they handled it to take the fan’s attention. This song includes seeing impressive solos, solid riffs, and strong vocals from Joey Belladonna.
What songs did Anthrax cover?
During the 80’s period, Anthrax had made a lot of classics like Antisocial. Because of the popularity of the track, this track was assumed as Anthrax’s band track. However, this track is a cover. Antisocial belongs to the French band, Trust. Musically, this popular song starts with a melodic intro, then we see the main riff amazes listeners. Despite the be cover, this song shows the standards metal. Antisocial resembles more mainstream metal.
6-Bring the Noise
This song belongs to the Public Enemy group. However, they made celebrations between groups thrash/rap crossover version of the track. Because of the calibration, the “Bring the Noise” is a crucial track for Anthrax. Because the song includes key cuts saw the two genres mixing. As a consequence, this celebration created this masterpiece.
5-Go the Time
Another cover helped the band create new wawes in the metal music industry. The song belongs to British New Wave musician Joe Jackson. The “Go the Time” cannot put the place where it belongs to with Joe Jackson. However, the track becomes popular with the Anthrax.
4-Caught in a Mosh
Some Anthrax fans defined this song as Anthrax’s greatest work. Since Caught in a Mosh is an all-time thrash masterpiece. Because of thrashing riffs, when fans heard this song is live, they freaked out. Musically, That’s why this track represents the pure classic 80’s metal.
The Among the Living album includes masterpieces like the “Indians”. As you can assume from the title. This track captures the band paying tribute to the Native Americans who suffered from the mistreatment during colonization. While Joey Belladonna was writing this song, he needed to back his roots. Besides thrash riffs, while we are listening to this song, we will hear the essence of the Native American culture. That’s why this song has a special place in Joey Belladonna’s heart.
2- I am The Law
Yet another Among album track, this song is inspired by the comic book character Judge Dree from 2000 ad comics. The band is known as a big fan of this comic book. This song is the perfect combination of lyrical and thrashing tunes. Many people assume that this song is a perfect Anthrax song. You can listen to it below.
What was Anthrax’s biggest hit?
We placed as a number one, Madhouse. The song is from the band’s classic Spreading The Disease album. With this song, Anthrax justifies that they would be thrash metal gods. Musically, the song sticking to traditional verse/chorus structure is pretty straightforward. Some fans want to put another Anthrax song as number one. Because of the true example of classic cult 80’s thrash, Madhouse deserves to be number one.