|Frank Bello and Joey Belladonna of Anthrax|
This was the fifth time I had seen Anthrax, and once again they delivered with authority. Anthrax are touring in support of their new album and the set list reflected this, with four of the nines songs they played coming from "For All Kings".
A fifth song came from the also recently released "Worship Music". By the time they played the two covers they made famous, "Got the Time" and "Antisocial", this left only two songs left from which to represent their massive catalogue of influential and beloved music. Yet in many ways this was exactly the point. Anthrax is more than their epic backstory. They continue to be relevant,writing and performing songs as well as at any point in their history.
Anthrax ripped through their set with energy and conviction. They never miss a note and play every song as though it were their last. Wedged between fellow heavyweights Death Angel and Slayer on the bill, nothing less than an optimal performance would suffice.