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“Music Of Mass Destruction” by Anthrax

Artist: Anthrax
Title: “Music Of Mass Destruction”
Label: EMI Music
Release Date: 4/20/2004
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 7.5/10

Continuing the trend of metal bands that are giving fans the most value for their money is Anthrax and their release of “Music Of Mass Destruction”. This Live DVD and CD piece is a good way to enjoy the music of Anthrax in your own “Safe Home” as there is no way to be “Caught In A Mosh” if you do that (of course that depends on who you invite over to watch and how much room you have where you entertain). The recording was filmed during the tour which supported the release of “We’ve Come For You All” and it is chock full of Anthrax standards and some of the newest material from this killer CD. A full 18 songs running about and hour and a half. You are bound to find some of your favorites on this one. I really liked the inclusion of “Got The Time” and “Antisocial” as for cover tunes, Anthrax certainly managed to leave their mark on them for the future. I also was a big fan of “Only” and wish more music from “Sound Of White Noise” was featured since that particular CD was a killer also.
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“The Greater Of Two Evils” by Anthrax

Artist: Anthrax
Title: “The Greater Of Two Evils”
Label: Sanctuary Records
Release Date: 2004
Style: Heavy Metal
Rating: 6/10

Anthrax has been an ever-evolving musical beast for many years. In 1993 when John Bush lead singer from Armored Saint replaced Joey Belladonna the music would remain heavy but the vocal styling would cause a ripple of difference. Some people loved it, while some could care less. Those that loved John being an addition, embraced the singer for his enthusiasm and presence on the stage. Those who could not look past the old material would remain such for in truth the vocal styles were from opposite sides of the spectrum. In a live setting, material that Bush created with them was dead on however the classic and vintage tunes were too different. Joey sang in a much higher register than John and was not the screamer that his predecessor was.
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Dio @ Beacon Theater (10/2/2004)

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Artist: Dio
Venue: The Beacon Theatre (New York, NY)
Opener: Anthrax & Fireball Ministry
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Date: 10-2-2004

Ronnie James Dio, quite possibly one of the greatest vocalists in heavy metal music visited New York City in support of his latest effort “Master Of The Moon”. The Beacon would be the venue and the mighty Anthrax would be opening the bill. One can always count on a great performance from Dio, as he has been in this business for so many years. He also has a wide catalog of great songs, especially since he was a part of Rainbow and Black Sabbath in years gone by. The full show would start off with a band called Fireball Ministry who I found very loud and not all that impressive. The overly loud band made it difficult for their music to sound anything more than muddy to me and my friends. I did not see people really responding to them but since this is a new group to me I will remain impartial.
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