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Taking Out The Thrash: Scott Ian Of Anthrax's Top Albums From 1986
JR Moores , March 8th, 2016 10:22

To mark 30 years since 1986, a pivotal moment for metal, Anthrax main man Scott Ian talks JR Moores through his 13 top albums from that year, moving from thrash classics through to landmark hip-hop and pop releases


Cro-Mags – The Age Of Quarrel
It's not as well known as Reign In Blood or Master Of Puppets but for sheer brutality it doesn't get much heavier than the Cro-Mags. They were a band that I had seen so many times. At CBGB's I fell in love with them the first time I saw them. There was such a brutality and a heaviness to this band. They just fucking kicked ass. They were the opposite of the Crumbsuckers. They didn't need to have shredders on guitar to rip my head off. This was just sheer force of will. And they were great songwriters, with a great sense of anthemic, hardcore songs. There's certainly a metal undertone on this record but this was definitely more hardcore than metal. You wanna hear a fucking brutal record? Listen to this. It holds up today. You put on 'We Gotta Know' and if the intro to that song doesn't make you want to fucking throw a chair through a window then there's something wrong with you. You're dead inside.