A repackaging of 2001's budget-priced Universal Masters Collection, the Anthrax installment of the Colour Collection series offers a tidy 15-track overview of the career of one of thrash metal's "Big Four." Featuring some of the band's rowdy high points like "Madhouse," "A.I.R.," and "I Am the Law," the album dives headfirst into the band's high-octane catalog. The compilation also unearths unfortunate tracks like the 1991 remake of "I'm the Man," which shows that while Anthrax were blazing trails for a whole rap-rock movement, not all of their experiments paid off as much as "Bring the Noise." If you missed it the first time around, Colour Collection is a great way to get the CliffsNotes version of one of heavy metal's most influential bands.
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AllMusic Review by Gregory Heaney