Anthrax have always had a thing for the odd cover. Search early albums and you'll hear their takes on Black Sabbath and Sex Pistols. Then, of course, there's the legendary version of Public Enemy's "Bring the Noise," a song that played a massive role in their success. For the Anthems EP, they tackle six classic rock radio staples from their teenage years: Rush's "Anthem," AC/DC's "T.N.T.," Boston's "Smokin'," Journey's "Keep on Runnin'," Cheap Trick's "Big Eyes," and Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak." When original singer Joey Belladonna tries to hit the Geddy Lee high notes it can get a little iffy, but most takes are meticulously executed and in the fun, dumb spirit that most Anthrax fans will love.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Lymangrover