This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to the Madhouse

Want to help spread the disease my friend? Sign up today!

The Devil You Know

Discussion in 'Anthrax' started by timmyc, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Anthrax_Mosher

    Anthrax_Mosher True Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2005
    Messages:
    3,250
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    California USA
    Nah, still cheesy lyrics though.
     
  2. naOkO benOire

    naOkO benOire bufferOVERFLOW

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Hamburg Germany
    I luv it, the devil u know display me some new belladonna voice skill.
     
  3. johnnieCzech

    johnnieCzech Your favourite Czech

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2002
    Messages:
    8,199
    Likes Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Prague
    I know the Anthrax members themselves have slagged this album as their least favorite, but there's actually plenty of good riffing and music. I'd say this album is Charlie's best effort drummingwise, he plays some unbelievable stuff here.
     
  4. tomass74

    tomass74 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    731
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I never understood why they didn't like it.. Be All End All, Anti Social, Now it's Dark and Schism are someof my favorite Anthrax tunes.. That is the skin I chose for this site too ;)
     
  5. Onslaught

    Onslaught Rodr-Evil

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2005
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Chile
    Hey man, you listen a shitload of POSER crap, and you always are supercritical with Anthrax.
    This new song is very good, and of course is not POT part 2 asshole, but is Anthrax, and with Belladonna, so fuck off and die!!!
     
  6. anomynous

    anomynous Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    110
    Trophy Points:
    63
    This isn't nearly as poppy as anything off the Black album - St Anger, or Risk.
     
  7. Mikey-Bong

    Mikey-Bong Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    48
    If I remember correctly, I believe they said they didn't feel they had enough time to make the album sound the way they wanted it to. Personally, I agree with you, I love SOE.:headbang:
     
  8. Mikey-Bong

    Mikey-Bong Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I agree with The Black Album and Risk...but St. Anger?o_O
     
  9. ShadowOfTheWave

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Well, you could call St Anger 'poppy' as in commercial, they were trying to play trendy nu-metal.
     
  10. Stormwatch

    Stormwatch Cock.

    Joined:
    May 2, 2003
    Messages:
    6,299
    Likes Received:
    286
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Fortress of Arrogance
    St Anger was an attempt to be Limp Bizkit, I would say that's as "pop" as you could get at that point.
     
  11. BIGPHAT442

    BIGPHAT442 Old School

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2002
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    New York
    You're right. They think the songs needed more work and they were rushed to go out on tour. I've asked the question many times (once as recently as two weeks ago) and always gotten the same answer. I ask it again and again because I can't believe they think it's so bad.
    I also agree with you, I love the album. There's an energy in those grooves and Charlie just kills it. Be All, End All, Make Me Laugh, Now It's Dark, Finale...
    I don't know how much better it could've been.
     
  12. Jrod

    Jrod Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Twin Falls, ID
    At what point did you hear something on St Anger that reminded you of Limp Bizkit? I never once heard James trying to rap his way through that record, I didn't hear any turntable scratching effects, nor did I once hear those annoying synthesisers in the background. What I heard was a wealthy bunch of morons spending a small fortune to make it sound like they recorded their album in a garage, when they could have saved a ton of money by simply making their record in a garage.

    The only similarity between Limp Bizkit and St Anger that I'm aware of is the fact they both suck. Barry Manilow sucks too, and he came first; so were Metallica and Limp Bizkit trying to sound like him?
     
  13. Anthrax_Mosher

    Anthrax_Mosher True Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2005
    Messages:
    3,250
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    California USA
    The drums that sounded like trash cans?
     
  14. Sgt-D

    Sgt-D Ratavanikufesin

    Joined:
    May 17, 2003
    Messages:
    646
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    I'm lost in a twilight hall...
    Okay, now I'm hearing Metallica covering "Looks Like We Made It." It would have fit on Load :lol:
     
  15. Jrod

    Jrod Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Twin Falls, ID
    I guess I'll have to take your word for it. I can't claim to have listened to enough Limp Bizkit to know off the top of my head what the drums sound like. Even so, how does one possible similarity at best mean they were trying to sound like Limp Bizkit? Nothing else about that record sounded anything at all like Limp Bizkit. They just sucked all on their own.
     
  16. Jrod

    Jrod Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Twin Falls, ID
    The sad thing is I wouldn't be surprised if they did. Throw in some Kenny Loggins and REO Speedwagon covers, and give it some terrible name like Tales From the Green Room, and voila: Metallica are done recording for ten years.
     
  17. Jrod

    Jrod Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Twin Falls, ID
    Back on topic, I'm still trying to decide how I feel about The Devil You Know. Not that it's a terrible song or anything, but it wasn't exactly what I was hoping for. I don't hate it, but I'm glad Fight Em was released first. I'm skipping the single, but am anxiously awaiting the chance to hear Earth on Hell and Revolution Screams. I honestly don't remember the last time I was this anxious about a record.
     
  18. IamMrFabiaro

    IamMrFabiaro MalaysiANTHRAXfan

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Penang
    Anthrax is famous for their cheesiness...Stomp, V8 and WCFYA got some awfully cheesy stuffs too..

    :headbang:

    :headbang: SOE being my first ANTHRAX album that i own, is truly special. Never a dull moment, from start to finish, even the interlude 13 is cool, understanding why Joey says FUCK so much in Now It's Dark, made it even more special. Listening to Who Cares Wins brings chill every time, what a theme for a song!!
    cheesy? yes..and that is the reason i was hooked.
     
  19. scooterville

    scooterville \m/ non-basher member \m/

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Greensboro, MD

    SOE was also my first Anthrax album I ever heard. I was hooked and then I discovered ATL, STD, and so on...
     
  20. IamMrFabiaro

    IamMrFabiaro MalaysiANTHRAXfan

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Penang
    :headbang:
    Yep, back track a bit & then it's full speed ahead!!
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Our music community has been around for almost 15 years and we pride ourselves on offering great metal music discussion, as well as music production and other closely related topics. We work hard every day to make sure our community is one of the best. Enjoy!
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Donate ♥

    We have worked hard for 15 years (and running) to make sure our Metal community is running fast, uses the best software, and isn't overloaded with advertising. If you love the forum as much as we love bringing it to you, please show your support with a generous donation. We really appreciate it!