Album review: Anthrax - For All Kings
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★★★★☆ The time is finally near. The eleventh album by thrash metal legends Anthrax is quickly approaching, after an agonising five-year-long dry spell. But allow me to reassure all of you eager, starved music fans: For All Kings is definitely worth the wait. The new record demonstrates Anthrax at its most epic, demonstrating that its regal artwork is not just some attractive imagery, but also a metaphor for the album's contents. This is the most melodic Anthrax have been in a very long time, with Joey Belladonna’s powerful vocals and the band’s rhythm section of bassist Frank Bello and drummer Charlie Benante providing a perfect mix of pace and grandiosity. Almost every song – especially the title track, second single 'Breathing Lightning' and 'Blood Eagle Wings' – can be sung along to thanks to their memorable hooks. Which, for a heavy album, is an absolutely astounding feat.
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