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Fistful of Metal

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Category: Classic '80s Heavy Metal

Year: 1984

Label: Caroline/Megaforce Records

Catalog Number: CAROL CD 1383

Average Rating: 83 / 100 (5 ratings)

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Anthrax Fistful of Metal Album Cover

Neil Turbin vocals
Scott Ian rhythm guitar
Dan Spitz lead guitar
Danny Lilker bass
Charlie Benante drums
1.  Deathrider  3:30
2.  Metal Thrashing Mad  2:39
3.  I'm Eighteen  4:02
4.  Panic  3:58
5.  Subjugator  4:38
6.  Soldiers of Metal  2:55
7.  Death From Above  5:06
8.  Anthrax  3:24
9.  Across the River  1:26
10.  Howling Furies  3:55
Total Running Time:  35:33

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Rikker Mortis Date: April 28, 2001 at 18:28
this sounds nothing like current Anthrax so dont buy unless you know what youre getting.

From: Metal Maniac Date: January 3, 2002 at 16:56
This album rocks!! Great vocals, best guitar solos of Anthrax's albums, great to headbang! Highly recommend for the headbanger at heart!!

From: motley Date: May 2, 2002 at 8:47
great debut from these new york moshers.

From: richierocker Date: May 25, 2002 at 15:53
This is a thrash classic. Awesome guitars and Danny Spitz serves up some tasty fret work. Neil Tubins voice is pretty good too, but like I said before, get this album its a classic

From: Motley Date: October 30, 2003 at 21:44
A classic collectors item!!!!!!!! The beginning of T H R A S H!!!!!!

From: Flamingshadows Date: May 27, 2004 at 18:24
hey this Anthrax cd fuckin rox!

From: ED Date: June 13, 2004 at 18:19
Kick ass debut from one of the best metal bands ever! I love it!!

From: Scott Date: November 3, 2004 at 13:55
I was anxious for this album to come out after purchasing the "Soldiers of Metal" 45 RPM single in '83. Anthrax along with Raven and Metallica were my favorite bands at the time. They took the speed of punk and mixed it with the songwriting & image of NWOBHM. Of course this was when these bands were still "underground" and speed metal & thrash metal were new genres. I still love this CD today! Metal Thrashing Mad, Panic, Soldiers of Metal and Across the River/Howling Furies are all classics.

From: Richierocker Date: December 17, 2004 at 22:54
My favorite album from Anthrax. Danny Spitz shines tremendously on this album some of his best work ever in my opinion. No filler on this album all trash in your face killer kick ass vibe soundijng shit. A must for any fan of the genre. The sound and the speed and the melodies and beats are fabulous.

From: Metalguy0616 Date: March 23, 2005 at 23:50
I remember back in 1988 jamming this cassette, on x-mas eve. Man were these guys killer back in the day or what? I mean you cant go wrong with any of the 10 tracks on here. KILLER MATERIAL!!!!

From: eddie Date: April 4, 2005 at 14:38
This album rocks! Does anyone know that the classic line-up (Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Dan Spitz, and Frank Bello) are back together this year? Check www.anthraxtheband.com for details!

From: jimbob Date: April 19, 2005 at 10:02
Neil Turbin was the BEST vocalist Anthrax ever had. Get that clown Primadonna out of there. What a whiner ! Sheesh

From: jimbob Date: April 19, 2005 at 10:02
Neil Turbin was the BEST vocalist Anthrax ever had. Get that clown Primadonna out of there. What a whiner ! Sheesh

From: Andrew Date: August 30, 2005 at 16:11
Turbin's madman howl was the best thing ever to happen to this group. This is Anthrax at its raw and powerful best, without the comedy songs, lame rap crossovers or wussy liberal political messages of later releases. Instead of crying for the Indians, Anthrax ought to cry about Neil Turbin not sticking around.

From: metalalways Date: August 10, 2006 at 11:54
this is anthrax's best soldiers of metal, metal thrashing mad, they did a good job on i'm eighteen the song anthrax is instrumental whatever happened to neil turbin why did he get out of it after the first album?

From: ronaldsinaga Date: March 20, 2011 at 9:05
There's only 2 songs i loved in this album : Metal Trashing mad and cover of Alice Cooper tune : I'm eighteen...

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 4, 2014 at 18:42
Not a bad album even though we all know that Anthrax got recognition after the incorporation of Joey Belladonna...Neil wasn't as skilled as Joey but somehow did a decent job in here..."Deathrider" & "Metal Thrashing Mad" are 2 killer songs(especially the second one that the band has played throughout its career)...tracks 4 & 7 are also good ones...80/100

From: CC Date: May 1, 2019 at 19:29
Anthrax are more famous for their albums with Joey on vocals and then with John replacing him, but Neil kinda gets forgotten due to it being a one and done as far as albums go. Musically this is a vastly different album to the Joey albums, and is actually kinda more of a NWOBHM sounding album than a thrash album. In many ways the change from this to the likes of Spreading the disease reminds me of the change of style from the Dianno era Maiden to Dickinson. There are some good songs on this one though, but anyone buying it that has never heard it before should at least be aware that this is not the Anthrax they are used to.

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