This is a journey into sound.....
It is the first Anthrax record featuring Rob Caggiano on lead guitar & the last to feature original material with John Bush on vocals. John Bush as the singer/frontman for Anthrax is bad-ass. In my opinion John Bush is without question is better than Joey Belladonna. Having said that this review is not a compare & contrast lesson.
Released on May 6, 2003, it was met with lack luster performance on the charts only arriving at #122. The album features "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott & Roger Daltrey. 2 hidden tracks are also featured on the album; The song "We're a Happy Family" was originally recorded by the Ramones on Rocket to Russia & and an acoustic version of Safe Home.
The band personnel for this album was; John Bush (vocals) Scott Ian (rhythm guitar) Frank Bello (bass) Rob Caggiano (lead guitar) & Charlie Benante (drums).
The track listing is; 1. CONTACT. 2. WHAT DOESN'T DIE. 3. SUPERHERO. 4. REFUSE TO BE DENIED. 5. SAFE HOME. 6. ANY PLACE BUT HERE. 7. NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING. 8. STRAP IT ON. 9. BLACK DAHLIA. 10. CADALLIC ROCK BOX. 11. TAKING THE MUSIC BACK. 12. CRASH. 13. THINK ABOUT AN END. 14. W.C.F.Y.A.
The album's cover art was painted by famed comic book artist Alex Ross.
Now then, on to the review. This album is solid & is a bit more diverse musically than their previous efforts. It's still metal, but as was the case when Bush began to write actual lyrics that had a story and/or a message to them, the songs became better & the band was no longer thought of as a one trick pony. Anthrax could still rock but also (if you chose to) make you think a bit too.
WE'VE COME FOR YOU ALL is a heavy metal album. Listen to WHAT DOESN'T DIE & REFUSE TO BE DENIED as an example of this. The 'ballad' of SAFE HOME is the biggest track of the album & featured a catchy
chorus and strong melody. Its music video features film actor Keanu Reeves.
My vinyl is real vintage. It is a limited edition 180g double-LP, clear vinyl. It is numbered 80/150. It also came with a poster of the front cover of the album's artwork by Alex Ross.
It sounds just like it looks, NEW. Clear loud & all over. The highs can be heard. The lows can be felt. And the mid's allow the listener to experience a great metal album the way Anthrax themselves would want you to experience.
It's a shame the relationship between Anthrax & John Bush didn't continue with more albums after this, but that's in the past. Do yourself a great big favor & listen to this album in the present. It will make you happy in the future. Take the music back, & get this album. Spin It.