Anthrax is more than deserving of their placement in the Big 4 of Thrash. Basically revolutionizing, if not inventing, their own brand of fast-paced, crossover sound, they have remained one of those bands that are the very definition of Thrash as a fun genre.
Hailing from Columbia, SC, Jack the Ripper’s sound is very much rooted in the early American power metal movement
Meeting people that enjoy the music that means so much personally to US, that’s always a very rewarding thing. Those are some of the highs. I’ve seen a lot of lows, but I’d rather not even think about those times and instead recognize the highs and how fortunate I am to experience those moments.
it’s certainly an improvement over the band’s second offering and is absolutely a step in the right direction. The attempts at seriousness that the second album showed are all but gone here and replacing them is a whole heap of piratey goodness where rum and shipwrecks are the main menu mixed with a few really funny moments as well…
Wow, this is some interesting mess here! The more I listen, the harder it gets for me to say what kind of music these guys are actually trying to play. But before I get to rants-n-analysis – this is the second album by obviously completely unknown New Jersey-based ‘power’ metal band, and I’m gonna treat is a mystery (which it is to me).