While they are sometimes overlooked, they undoubtedly hold a special place in thrash metal hearts across the world. Wallowing out of the slums of New York, big time producer Johnny Zazula helped Anthrax rise to the top during the thrash metal insurgence of the mid eighties.
While fellow counterparts Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer closely followed their same signature formula sound and style during the majority of their careers; Anthrax ran the gamut in both style and diversity. Most metal fans and critics define the eras by which lead singer is behind the microphone.
Whether your love finds favor with Joey Belladonna or if John Bush peaks your fancy; one part of the band has always stayed true to form. And that's the triplets: Charlie Benante (drums), Scott Ian (rhythm guitar), and Frank Bello (bass). That group has employed Anthrax's core songwriting duties for the majority of their existence.
Over the years, Anthrax has established the most diverse discography catalog of the entire Big4. While there have been a few low points, most of their records have performed very well enjoying much success. So instead of wasting any more time with boring introductions...let's jump head on into the fire as we rank the best of Anthrax from worst to first. Forgot to mention...this is strictly studio albums (not including other fine works such as 'Attack of the Killer B's' or 'Anthems')