First European re-release of the third full-length album by the legendary American Thrash Metal band.
Sharpening the band's sound with excellent production and increased emphasis on speed and aggression, "Among The Living" is the finest album of Anthrax's career with many a memorable refrain, fantastic riff, and tasty solo, sporting fantastic lyrics on top.
"Among The Living" was the breakthrough album and sold close to 100000 copies in the UK. This has to be Anthrax's best album that they have ever released. It has couple of the best Metal songs of all time which are: "Among The Living", "Caught In A Mosh" and "I Am The Law". Scott Ian and Dan Spitz are excellent guitar players. And Anthrax is also one of the best Thrash Metal bands of all time!
Album features "I Am The Law" - a tribute the legendary comic book character Judge Dredd, and "Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)", which needed to be read backwards in order to get the sense of what the band were on about. And it was a celebration of the life of the late John Belushi. Elsewhere, Anthrax show a socially aware side to their personality on "Indians", while "Caught In A Mosh" connected them firmly with their fans, who’d spend most of a gig moshing around in a frenzied elevation which was a depiction of the impact the music had on them. Album was certified Gold by the RIAA on July 31, 1990. The BBC has described the album as "arguably their big breakthrough", and "often cited by fans as their favorite Anthrax album".
Island Records, Inc./Megaforce Worldwide/Universal Music, 1987/1995/2013 (IMCD 186 (842 447-2)). Made in Germany.
1. Among The Living 5:16
2. Caught In A Mosh 4:59
3. I Am The Law 5:57
4. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) 4:54
5. A Skeleton In The Closet 5:32
6. Indians 5:40
7. One World 5:56
8. A.D.I./Horror Of It All 7:49
9. Imitation Of Life 4:10
Total playing time: 50:13