Throwback to summer of 1998 when Anthrax released their eighth studio album, which was appropriately titled, Volume 8: The Threat Is Real. The album debuted at number 118 on the Billboard 200, so it didn't chart very well to begin with, but they did manage to get one of the singles featured in a video game.
The second single, "Crush" was featured in ATV Offroad Fury, which was released in 2001 for the Playstation 2.
The album starts off with "Crush", and its got a very fast, semi heavy intro. It starts into the lyrics slowly, but given the music, its a good start to the album for sure. The song is questioning what he has to do to get love from someone, and its a bit unexpected out of a semi heavy band. Unrequited love isn't generally what you expect out of a heavy metal band, but they did it very well, and its an excellent start to the album.
A track we really wanted to bring light to is "P&V", which tells the story of stepping up and doing what you had to. Its not easy, but sometimes you've gotta do it and that's exactly what this song portrays, and I just love that.
This is just one of many wonderful albums brought to you by Anthrax! Like we said, this one came out in 1998, and since then they have released three other albums and an EP. That includes their newest album For All Kings, which only just came out! You can find out more about that on their official website, and while you're there you can see all of their tour dates. They will soon be performing at several festivals here in the US, such as Fort Myers, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and the Rock N' Derby. Then they move on to play many European festivals as well!
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