Metal: Year in Review 2010
There's blazing a trail and then there's obliterating everything in sight. Taking the latter approach with this sophomore opus, old school hardcore quartet Arson Anthem serve up a uniquely invigorating incendiary cocktail of Discharge's honed intent, Black Flag's confrontational bravado and Bad Brains' charged vitality. Given that AA boasts the legendary talents of Eyehategod's Mike Williams, Pantera/Down's Phil Anselmo, Hank Williams III and Colin Yeo, such musical warfare was wonderfully inevitable.
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