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Greater of Two Evils album for sale by Anthrax was released Nov 23, 2004 on the Sanctuary label. If any group deserves to be renowned as "the people's metal band" it is surely Anthrax. With the exciting notion of re-recording a set of their 1980s-era material (when the lineup featured frontman Neil Turbin, followed by longtime singer Joey Belladonna), New York thrash-scene veterans turned to the fans to vote for the songs they wanted to hear interpreted by Anthrax 2004. Greater of Two Evils CD music contains a single disc with 14 songs. ...See Full Description
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||Hotter than ever|
Classics rerecorded and with a lot more balls! Sounds better and is better than before. I still like the originals but this kicks.
By stevestaci (Mesa, Az)
This CD is incredible. Never before have I heard Anthrax sound so good. I can't get enough of it. Yes the songs are old ones that were done over, but they were done in such a raw manner at blistering speeds that will make your head spin.
By jjs070470 (Cleveland, OH)
||If you like Bush AND old 'Thrax, this is for you|
First off, John Bush is the man in my book. I've loved Armored Saint and my love for Anthrax went a hundredfold when he stepped on board.
By DaveO (Poway USA)
HEAVY METAL BABE. Plain and simple. John Bush rocks... just have to open your ears man. I can´t put this album out of my radio... it´s amazing.
By Guitarp77 (Chile)
||Great idea, but the results were not up to par|
I think that it is cool to have John Bush sing some of the classic songs by Anthrax. It's also good that they finally got another guitarist to perform the leads instead of having random people to come in and perform them.
By a gung-ho listener caught in a mosh (a madhouse among the living)
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Greater of Two Evils songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||6793449|
|Release Date||Nov 23, 2004|
|Engineer||Anthony Ruotolo; Joey Vera; Anthony Ruotolo|
|Recording Time||78 minutes|
|Personnel||Rob Caggiano - guitar|
Scott Ian - guitar, background vocals
Charlie Benante - drums
Frank Bello - bass guitar, background vocals
John Bush - vocals
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