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Trifecta Tuesday - 'Sound Of White Noise' - Anthrax

“Trifecta Tuesday” Where yours truly takes an album from his discography of 399 and picks three essential tracks to take from that album.

Over a month ago I posted a Trifecta Tuesday on the 1985 release Spreading The Disease, in which I said it was Anthrax’s best album. I should say that it’s their best album overall, because 1993's Sound Of White Noise is the first Anthrax album which featured John Bush and it’s a damn good metal record. Bush is best known as the front man for Armored Saint and his voice over work for Burger King commercials a decade ago. And there’s a huge consensus between Anthrax fans that prefer the Bush-era (1992-2005 & and a brief touring period in 2009-2010) over the classic Belladonna years (1984-1992, 2005-2007, & 2010-present). When Bush took over on vocals, the band had shifted it’s music from it’s 80's thrash metal with punk roots, to an alternative metal sound, with maybe a little grunge thrown in. The band’s sound would change into something similar to a groove metal sound with 1995's Stomp 442. Lyrically wise, gone were the cartoonish/comic/funny side of the band. Especially on this album, the more common themes of personal issues and societal issues.

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“Only”

James Hetfield has said that ‘Only’ is “a perfect song.” And it’s popularity has gone on where the band’s current lineup with Belladonna will perform it from time to time.

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“Black Lodge”

Another popular Bush-era song. The music makes it on of the more darker sounding Anthrax songs.

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‘C11 H17 N2 O2 S Na (Sodium Pentothal)’

Fun fact - Sodium Pentothal is also known as truth serum

Wild Card song(s) “Potters Field” and “Hy Pro Glo

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