Being part of thrash metals ‘ Big Four’ (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax) you have to release music that is up to a certain standard. Anthrax delivered and exceeded this, with one of the best albums of their career entitled ‘Worship Music’ (Megaforce). The album also brought in the return of classic Anthrax era singer Joey Belladonna. ‘Worship Music’ is also the second album to feature lead guitarist Rob Caggiano (Also plays in The Damned Things with Anthrax’s Scott Ian).
‘Worship Music’ consists of 13 tracks, and also a hidden track which is a cover of Refused’s ‘New Noise’ . Among the tracks there are many highlights, including the video single ‘The Devil You Know’ which is a groove oriented rocker. Also found on the record Is ‘Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t’ which features rapid fire guitar playing and a very melodic chorus. My favorite track on the album however is the almost seven minute long track entitled ‘In The End’, which when played live is dedicated to Ronnie James Dio and Dimebag Darrell. The song which is introduced with funeral bells and is a very driving piece of music that rocks all the way through.
Overall the album is a solid piece of work that will be listened to for ages. I have to say I am impressed with this album, and as Scott Ian said at the end of their set when I saw them on 11/11/11 (National Metal Day) “Remember to always Worship, Music”
Check Out the music video for ‘The Devil You Know’ below: