Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Anthrax: Sound of White Noise

The John Bush era of Anthrax is generally overshadowed by the Joey Belladonna releases, but 1993’s Sound Of White Noise was a completely satisfying update on the Anthrax style.

Dave Jerden’s production explored a darker tone that matched Bush’s lower vocal register and brought in some new sonic influences that fit in well with the Anthrax attack.

There was still plenty of aggression to be had, too.

Anthrax were definitely not mellowing out with age, just redefining their approach with a new singer.

I love the entire album and used to listen to it straight through, but my favorites would include Black Lodge, Room For One More, Potters Field, 1000 Points Of Hate, Hy Pro Glo, Packaged Rebellion, and of course, Only.

Only is one of the best songs Anthrax ever wrote.

In fact, it is so good that Joey Belladonna even sings it in concert.

John Bush was the singer the first time I saw Anthrax, and it was a fantastic performance.

I believe it was the tour supporting Sound Of White Noise, so that is one more solid reason for that excellent album to appear on this list.

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