Picks and Pans Review: Sound of White Noise

updated 06/14/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/14/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Anthrax

Fury. Tension. A thunderous din. Another urban riot? No, just a new Anthrax record—and the best this New York City quintet has ever unleashed. As loud and ticked-off as ever, the band nonetheless has picked up on the Metallica-Soundgarden recipe for mixing metal with catchy hooks and melody. New singer John Bush (formerly of Armored Saint) may be the cause, or perhaps the guys are just getting older and wiser. Whatever, White Noise proves that a band can wade toward the mainstream and still thrash against the tide. (Eleklra)

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