On May 25, 1993, Anthrax released their sixth studio album, Sound Of White Noise through Elektra Records. The album did very well on charts all over the world, and reached as high as number 7. That was here in the US, on the Billboard 200. It also reached number 13 in Canada, 14 in the UK, 21 in Sweden, 30 in Australia, 35 in Germany, 40 in Swizterland, amd lastly 52 on Dutch charts.
This album marked a massive revision to the band's sound because not only did they introduce some of their grunge influences but they also had a different singer this time around. Their original, and now once again current singer, Joey Belladona departed from the band before this album was recorded. John Bush joined and contributed to this album.
The first single, "Only" came out just after the album was released. Its pointing out that "its you and no one else." They're trying to take you down, and you are trying to make it come to an end. The lyrics are paired with beautiful guitar work, and its all around awesome.
If I'm perfectly honest this may be some of Anthrax's best work. John's vocals are strong, the writing style is catchy, and the instrumentals flow very nicely. I don't really want to pick out tracks that stand out more than others, because this entire album stands out a lot from other work. They made a great choice bringing John in, and having him around brought something fresh to the table.
John contributed to four other albums with Anthrax, and did a great job! This though is probably my favorite work he's taken part of. I can't really explain it, it just sounds really clear and nice.
Great job, Anthrax! Anthrax is still very active today, and have released several other albums with Anthrax. Almost all of those have been reviewed here on Immortal Music! Be sure to check them out below and head on over to Anthrax's website to see what all they have coming up. Here very soon they will be performing at many festivals such as Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and the Rock N' Derby.
Reviews: Fistful Of Metal, Spreading The Disease, State Of Euphoria, Persistence Of Time, Attack Of the Killer B's, Stomp 442, Volume 8: The Threat Is Real, We've Come For You All, Worship Music and For All Kings!
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