Fight’em ‘Til You Can’t by Anthrax
Subgenre: Thrash Metal
Release Type: Digital File
Release Format: Single
Original Release Year: 2011
Issue of Album Being Reviewed: n/a
1. Fight’em ‘Til You Can’t (5:49)
Joey Belladonna – Vocals
Scott Ian – Guitars
Rob Caggiano – Guitars
Frankie Bello – Bass Guitar
Charlie Benante – Drums
Produced by: Anthrax
“In the end of everything,
the dead will rise and sing,
fight’em ’til you can’t fight no more!”
If there is any doubt that Anthrax is back, then simply listen to the first single off Anthrax’s latest album, Worship Music. Being originally released as a free download in June of 2011, the song was a free gift to all of Anthrax’s fans that were eagerly awaiting the new album with vocalist Joey Belladonna at the front (the single version fo the song is slightly different from the album version as the intro public announcement is cleaner on the album). The song sounds like classic Anthrax with a modern production and the band sounds just as good as they did 20+ years ago. Joey has taken great care of his vocals and remains one of the best in heavy metal. Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano make a great guitar duo and have some monster riffs on this song. Benante and Bello make a solid rhythm section and bring up the back-end of the song.
Overall any fan of Belladonna-fronted Anthrax should enjoy this song as it is a true return to form with a modern sound and production. I didn’t care too much for anything they did past Persistance of Time aside from a few songs like Only and Safe Home. This album has definitely brought Anthrax back into the game. I don’t know if it is just me, but many “classics” thrash bands are putting out really good albums as of late with albums like Th1rt3en, Worship Music, World Painted Blood, Death Magnetic, The Electric Age, This Present Wasteland, Relentless Retribution, Dark Roots of Earth, The Cold, and Exhibit B: The Human Condition.
Did I mention how cool that artwork is?! The band members are fighting zombies with their fists! I don’t know how they don’t become zombies themselves fighting like that or how they even kill the zombies without a bullet to the head, but the artwork is fucking awesome! I’d definitely get a shirt with it even if the band wasn’t informed on proper zombie fighting techniques! I’d definitely want whoever did this cover to do my next album cover! It is definitely one of my favorite album/single covers up there with Somewhere In Time and Screaming for Vengeance!
Ratt’s Song Picks: Fight’em ‘Til You Can’t