Anthrax - Persistence Of Time

8.2 | 441 votes |
Release date: 1990
Style: Thrash metal


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01. Time
02. Blood
03. Keep It In The Family
04. In My World
05. Gridlock
06. Intro To Reality
07. Belly Of The Beast
08. Got The Time [Joe Jackson cover]
09. H8 Red
10. One Man Stands
11. Discharge
12. Protest And Survive [Discharge cover] [Japanese bonus]

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05.08.2010 - 02:17
Rating: 9
Au Pays Natal

Posts: 4417
From: USA

This is Anthrax's best work IMO. The production is soooo good.
05.08.2010 - 07:36
Rating: 7

Posts: 13770
From: Paraguay

Written by tea[m]ster on 05.08.2010 at 02:17

This is Anthrax's best work IMO. The production is soooo good.

it's ok. i preferred them before Ian got all serious. STD (amusing that the album abbreviates to that. fitting, too) and ATL were their high points. they were a "fun" band, which was a nice counterpoint to a lot of the other thrash bands.

the joe jackson cover is awesome, though. "CHICKEN ON MY HEAD! CHICKEN ON MY HEAD!"
get the fuck off my lawn.
05.08.2010 - 07:42
Rating: 10
Angelic Storm

Posts: 6675
From: UK

Written by tea[m]ster on 05.08.2010 at 02:17

This is Anthrax's best work IMO. The production is soooo good.

This is also my fave Anthrax album. xD Although ATL, and STD both run it very close!
11.05.2012 - 01:40
Rating: 8

Posts: 1424
From: UK
This album proves that Anthrax weren't always a fun-and-games band (I'm not saying they were immature, just less serious than the other 'Big 4' bands). The album's first half fares slightly better than the second half, making one hell of a good impression with the ticking tension of 'Time', the unapologetic heaviness of 'Blood' and the slight nod to the burdgeoning Rap scene of the late 80's in 'Keep it in the family'. This stunning momentum isn't always kept to the same quality, as on 'H8 Red' and 'Intro to reality', but the frantic guitar work and talented yet tantalizing vocals of Belladonna makes this album the absolute beast it is.
28.07.2012 - 05:39
Rating: 6

Posts: 697
From: USA

I'm no fan of Belladonnas vocals at all, much prefer Bush, love "Got The Time" tho.
Old enough to be your Daddy... speaking of which... you look familiar... do I know your mother???
28.07.2012 - 14:34
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39149
From: The Netherlands

Extremely average affair. But then again all of Anthrax stuff with belladonna on it after Among The Living are average at best.
Their first three and The Sound Of White Noise are vastly supoerior to this uninspired affair, it is telling that a cover song is the best song on the album.
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

05.11.2012 - 14:48
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A good album overall but the fillers keep it in distance from the excellence. Blood still remains as one of the best anthrax songs.
24.12.2012 - 21:18
Rating: 5
Mauro De Lio

Posts: 5
From: Argentina
Some things are better left unrevised. The last time I listened this album was back in 1995 when I was 17 and I praised this album. Now, in my mid 30s, it seems so monochromatic, so predictable; seems it was recorded live. On the other hand, I found Spreading the Disease and Fistful of Metal much better than I remembered.
28.10.2013 - 16:46
Rating: 7

Posts: 44
From: Serbia

Boring album
27.09.2014 - 05:20
Rating: 9
Au Pays Natal

Posts: 4417
From: USA

Written by deadone on 21.03.2014 at 05:34

I love this album - great songs, awesome riffs and a great heavy as fuck sound. Pure class!

Holy shit, a rare "9" from you. This album is great , it's just people got all mad cause Anthrax went and got all serious.
27.09.2014 - 05:36
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook

Posts: 7347
From: Canada

The Protest And Survive Cover kicks serious ass.
forever bummed out
28.02.2015 - 22:23
Rating: 6

Posts: 1384
From: Peru

Yeah. The Joe Jackson cover is the best thing on this album.
I'm derp.

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