GREG X VOLZ was PETRA’s lead vocalist during the early 1980s and it was his voice that I personally later discovered to be PETRA’s finest. Unfortunately he left the band in 1986 and also musically the band changed their pure 80s keyboardladen AOR sound for a more standard Melodic Hardrock sound after that and during the 90s even went for a basic rock approach.
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.
This four piece outfit from Oslo does well on a traditional 70’s rock/funk sound mixed with some powerpop elements. The music perhaps can best be described as fun rock, when was the last time you listen to some classic rock with a kick and some cool fun vibes?