Anthrax Studio Albums, Ranked

  1. 11.
    Fistful of Metal (1984)
    Decent enough debut album but it just doesn't do anything for me. Pick track: Metal Thrashing Mad
  2. 10.
    Spreading The Disease (1985)
    Second album & the first album w/ Joey Belladonna. It's good but I'm not into it as much as hardcore metalheads. Points for a classic cover, but it ranks surprisingly low for me personally. Pick track: Madhouse
  3. 9.
    We've Come for You All (2003)
    There are some good songs on this album and it's highly regarded, but for whatever reason, it has always ranked low for me. I like the album cover though. Pick track: Safe Home.
  4. 8.
    Stomp 442 (1995)
    John Bush's 2nd outing is a bit of a letdown after The Sound of White Noise. Not bad, there are a couple of good tracks, but it's forgettable. Pick track: Fueled
  5. 7.
    For All Kings (2016)
    A decent follow up to the 2011 "comeback" album, but it's not close to being as good. It's early so the jury is still out upon repeat listenings - but when an album grabs you, it should do it on the first try. This may go higher later. Pick track: Evil Twin.
  6. 6.
    Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998)
    This feels like an unusual album for Anthrax, like they just phoned it in. But for whatever reason, I've always really liked it a lot. Pick track: Inside Out
  7. 5.
    State of Euphoria (1988)
    This was my favorite album when it came out & I still love it. Not as highly regarded by fans but I like it more than most. It's ranked 5th but it's nearly a dead heat for #4. Pick track: Misery Loves Company
  8. 4.
    Among The Living (1987)
    The breakthrough album. Every single track on the album is an Anthrax classic & the cover is iconic too. I understand that it is blasphemy to not rank this album 1st or 2nd, but it's my list so suck it. I know how good it is. Pick track: Caught in a Mosh
  9. 3.
    Sound of White Noise (1993)
    It's weird when a new singer comes in, giving a band a whole new sound, but John Bush totally pulls it of in his debut. This album feels like the most polished Anthrax album. Pick track: Only
  10. 2.
    Worship Music (2011)
    It's hard to come back after so long with music that's great, original while still sounding like the old band that's in form. This is one that pulled it off. Especially considering it was the first album back with Joey Belladonna in 21 years, singing songs written for the previous singer. It's hard not to rank this #1, but my #1 has history behind it. Pick track: The Constant
  11. 1.
    Persistence of Time (1990)
    This album just has an epic feel to it. It has a dark and angry tone, and is one of those albums I prefer to listen to beginning to end, yet each track stands out as great on their own. Pick track: Belly of the Beast