Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Anthrax - "The Devil You Know"

 No time for celebrations. Too much going on in the world of Rock music right now, including "The Devil You Know" by thrash metal legends Anthrax being released. From their forthcoming album, "Worship Music", "The Devil You Know" is a delightful piece of old-school thrash.
 Listening to it, it can be argued that it's maybe not showing Anthrax at their most frantic and energetic, it's more reminiscent of the music on 2003's "We've Come For You All" and listeners are hit harder by the sharp licks of thrashing guitar riffs. It contains more of a hard rock sound to it, which is good as it matches a statement on the song said by lead guitarist Rob Caggiano who states:

"That song's kind of a cross between "Caught in a Mosh" and an AC/DC song, like "Whole Lotta Rosie." It's got that thrashy rock 'n' roll vibe to it, which I love."

 Really, I couldn't have said it better myself, which is quite obvious, having read this back. There are definitely elements of the single which reminds me of older AC/DC material, which combines with Anthrax's traditional thrash metal sound to make this awesome metal anthem.
 And a combination of thrash metal and old school hard rock is certainly the kind of music I'd worship.

 The track's been released exclusively to Guitarworld.com, so check it out using the link on offer.

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