Best Anthrax Albums


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1Among the Living

This IS Anthrax! It's all there: the chugging riffs, the grooves, Scott o co's backing vocals/shouting. A lot of people are concerened with the sound quality of this album. That's part of it. I guess you had to be there. This was my introduction to the genre back in 88. One of my favorite albums of all times.

Love the title track. I could listen to this album for an eternity and never get tired of it. Especially Caught in a Mosh, One World, and I am the Law. There really isn't much more to say tham this album is perfection. Each track is memorable and draws me back almost as soon as I take the earphones out. The bass also gets to shine, which I love.

this album has "Caught in a Mosh" and "Indians"! - rock2metal

Instant classic!

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2Spreading the Disease

'Among the Living' is probably the most brutal speed metal album ever made, but for the purists, 'Spreading the Disease' is easily Anthrax's finest album. Its production is tremendous, there's barely a comedic line to be found, and Dan Spitz and Scott Ian kill it on this majestic speed metal beast. As a sophomore effort, it's right up there with 'Ride the Lightning' and 'Peace Sells...' The improvement over their debut is quite simply remarkable. In fact, it's so damn good that it's not only Anthrax's best, but should be included in the top ten metal albums of all time. Just check out 'Gung-Ho' and 'Madhouse' and see how immense this album sounds 3-decades on without a remaster.

Armed and Dangerous and Lone Justice are the highlights, definitely. Very solid album. It has all of the elements necessary to an Anthrax album. Chugging riffs, banging drums, insane solos, Joey's vocals. It's all there. It is worthy of second place.

You are not areally anthrax fun, if spreading is not your favorite album

The ultimate anthrax album

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3Persistence of Time

By far the most mature Anthrax release lyrically and in musicianship. If you can get passed the toned back thrash sound, this album has it all. Everybody is on point on this record, and the songwriting is phenomenally austere to boot. This is what metal music needed at the time.

How is Worship Music better than this? Give it a listen before voting pleasee!

It is a better album,more mature and better guitar, more accessible than among the living.
This is one of their very best albums, definitely superior to "among the living "

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4Worship Music

This album shows us that quality thrash songs are still being written and hopefully there will be more to come.

For me this is the true meaning of Anthrax. Such as In The End, that was really Metal man. WORSHIP MUSIC!

Song quality and speed match Among the Living, but the production is better! Amazing Album!

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5State of Euphoria

Most underrated album of all time, by any one period. On any Anthrax album there are 1 or 2 songs that are so damn goo that they will be stuck in your head for the rest of your life- But what makes State of Euphoria so good is that you never get sick of the songs no matter how many times you hear them. I loved Among when I first heard it, but 25 years later, I pretty much only listen to the title track and A Skeleton in the Closet. With SOE I still listen to almost everything: Make Me Laugh, Out of Sight Out of Mind, Misery Loves Company, Schism, Finale and especially Now It's Dark. I still listen to more tracks than any other album except Worship Music, which is too new to have goton old.

Scott, Charlie, and Frank.. Sharp as nails.. Joey should've stuck to 70s covers. Danny.. Over chorused leads barely audible..

All the songs rock. I also like the simplified music with a heavy focus on rhythm and percussion.

What can I say? Be All, End All.

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6Fistful of Metal

Best ever Anthrax album. Real thrashing madness!

The only real agressive wicked wild thrash metal made by anthrax. Their best in my opinion. Joey´┐Ż's vocals are just to soft for me.

Metal thrashing mad!

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7Sound Of White Noise

There is no doubt that this album should be #1 on this list I simply don't understand why it's not this ranking is whacked, not only is it the best Anthrax album but one of my favorite albums of all time. #2 on the list is correct, and #3 should be We've Come For You All. Just listen to Sound of White Noise, songs like Only Room For One More, Packedged Rebellion, and Black Lodge enough said.

I've been listening to Anthrax for a long time and I have everyone of their albums and believe me when I say this but Among the Living IS NOT the best Anthrax album Sound of White Noise is. People help me make this album #1 on this list so the list can at least be somewhat relevant.

I'm a huge metal fan and major fan of the great metal bands but more importantly I'm a fan of great music and Sound of White Noise has everything a great album should have, especially the serious factor.

This is the best anthrax album

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8We've Come for You All

One of Anthrax's most sonically diverse efforts to date, We've Come For You All features the experimentation of Vol. 8, but with direction; the incessant hard-rock of Stomp 442, but with more memorability and accomplishment; the atmosphere and relentlessness of Sound of White Noise, but with a certain confidence and improved production. Basically, it's the best Bush album, and I would dare call it the best Anthrax album. - JR302

Song writing is unmatched on this. This album contains the most memorable Scott Ian riffs in my opinion, not one weak tune in the bunch!

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9For All Kings

Out of all the big 4 (and thrash bands in general), Anthrax is putting out stuff that the others can only dream of making. Seriously, this and Worship are arguably better than the records Anthrax put out back in their prime!

In my opinion this is the best Anthrax album. And after 35 years that is amazing. Where did this come from?

You Gotta Believe, Breathing Lightning, Evil Twin, Blood Eagle Wings, For All Kings, Monster At The End... This album should be in the Top 4, instant classic, awesome album...

100% Killer album. Congrats guys.

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The Contenders

11Stomp 422

Not my favorite, but a worthy contender.

The album can be a bit inconsistent at times, but overall it's not to bad. It also opens with one of Anthrax best songs and the next 2-3 songs after that are very strong.

Underrated album - hence it gets my vote...

Better Album then it gets credit for!

12Attack of the Killer B's
14I'm the Man
15Volume 8 - The Threat Is Real

An excellent album with lots of consistently good songs. Really diverse. Probably the best Bush era album.

Good album inside out and crush are awesome songs bush's voice was great underatted album better than stomp 442

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3. Among the Living
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