On March 22, 1987, Anthrax released their third studio album, Among The Living. It was given a Gold certification in July 1990, and is arguably their biggest hit ever, and is often named as a fan favorite. Supposedly, their drummer Charlie Benante has also referred to this album as the "signature album" for Anthrax.
The album had two singles, "I Am The Law" and "Indians." "Indians" is easily the band's most famous song. It recieved a lot o rotation on MTV in the late 80s, back when they actually played music videos. The song is honestly pointing out that America was taken by Indians, yet peace is what we strive to have. It actually flat out says, "Love the land, and fellow man. Peace is what we strive to have, some folks have none of this. Hatred and prejudice." Its all extremely backwards the way the nation works sometimes, and they express it in a very hard hitting, mosh pit inspiring way that's awesome.
Interestingly enough, "I Am The Law", is actually a tribute to a comic book hero, Judge Dredd.
The entire album has a similar vibe to the singles. It talks a lot about the nation, law, and almost all of it is mosh pit inspiring. I mean, shit, they even have a song called "Caught In A Mosh" on this album.
They went full on for this album, and clearly its very well loved. Great job, Anthrax! You did amazing, and are still doing amazing today! Be sure to check up on their website sometime too because they have a lot coming up. Including several festival appearances! Those festivals are Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and the Rock N' Derby. The fun starts this week, so get excited!
Also be sure to check out the rest of the reviews here on Immortal Music for Anthrax! There are reviews for Fistful Of Metal, Spreading The Disease, State Of Euphoria, Persistence Of Time, Attack Of the Killer B's, Sound Of White Noise, Stomp 442, Volume 8: The Threat Is Real, We've Come For You All, Worship Music and For All Kings!
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.