- Product Code: 846 480-2
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Fifth full-length album by the legendary American Thrash Metal band.
Anthrax returned to the studio in the fall of 1989 with Mark Dodson (who produced the previous album, "State Of Euphoria") to start work on their fifth album. Recording of the album was difficult, with a large structure fire causing the band to lose more than $100,000 worth of gear and their recording studio on 24 January 1990. Following this disaster, the band moved to a different studio in late February of that year to finish work on the album.
The album's tone is decidedly more contemplative and mature than the bulk of Anthrax's previous work. Abandoning the humor and comic book references which were common on their previous albums, the lyrical focus of "Persistence Of Time" is the need for tolerance and peace.
Reaction to "Persistence Of Time" was mixed, with critics and fans alternately panning and praising this darker sound. The band also introduced a Progressive side of the music which had not been present in their earlier work, while also placing a reduced emphasis on typical Thrash Metal elements such as fast tempo and aggression.
"Persistence Of Time" was the last full Anthrax album to feature vocalist Joey Belladonna until 2011's "Worship Music".
Album was nominated in 1991 for a Grammy Award in the Best Metal Performance category. "Persistence Of Time" highest position on the Billboard 200 chart was No. 24. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 17, 1991. As of 2006, album had sold over 275000 copies in the U.S since the beginning of the SoundScan era, bringing the total sales numbers to over 775000 copies in the U.S.
Island Records/Megaforce Worldwide, 1990 (IMCD 178 (846 480-2)). Made in Germany.
1. Time 6:54
2. Blood 7:06
3. Keep It In The Family 7:07
4. In My World 6:23
5. Gridlock 5:08
6. Intro To Reality 3:24
7. Belly Of The Beast 4:46
8. Got The Time 2:44
9. H8 Red 5:02
10. One Man Stands 5:39
11. Discharge 4:11
Total playing time: 58:52 min.