Music Review: Anthrax “Monster at the end” is good classic 80s hard rock

Anthrax’s latest video release “Monster at the end” is slightly heavier than classic 1980s hard rock music. It will take your mind straight to the tapes of the golden 80s era. It’s lyrics also belong to the golden era of meaningful music – it underlines how anyone powerful ‘now that crown is on your head’ turns into a ‘monster in the end’. The just released music video is very modern and mix of horror and comic strips in its images.

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Anthrax are a legendary metal band, who along with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer, form the Big Four of Metal music. Their 11th album, For All Kings, released February 2016, debuted at no. 9 in the Billboard 200 charts – probably a fair indication that their matured and mellowed down sound has added to their huge fan base. The album has been hailed by many as their best ever.

Watch Anthrax just released music video ‘Monster at the end’

Anthrax have applied  comic book style moments to this video. As per loudwire.com “The stop motion video begins with choppy cuts (taken from a pool of still images) of the band playing in a warehouse, but gradually increases … Skulls and frightening faces flash over the members’ faces as comic strips divide up the action. The second half of the video is the most eye-catching portion as more panels and pages flip by along with more shots of the band becoming monsters between flashes of light. Slowly, a horned figure with claw-like fingers begins to manifest in the members and between plumes of smoke. At the end, fans are treated to a full shot of this otherwise visually elusive creature.”

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Lyrics

Do you think that you’re worth anything?
Do you think that you had everything?
Or was it just another dream
With a monster at the end

Promised you’d get what you want
But instead you’re getting what you need
This ain’t just another dream
With a monster at the end

Down and under where the damned are riding
Down and under where you pay
Your golden halo is burned and melted
Crown the monster at the end

The wall of sleep is crumblharding
And your conscience is left fumbling
A massive sleeping serpent
Uncoiled and awake

In this place, this sun-bleached hell
Your sins were yours no angel fell
A monster hiding in plain sight
It’s the monster at the end

Down and under where the damned are riding
Down and under where you pay
Your golden halo is burned and melted
Crown the monster at the end

It’s coming, it’s coming, it’s coming
The monster is unleashed

Now that crown is on your head
Now that crown is on your head
Now that crown is on your head
You’re that monster at the end

It’s coming, it’s coming, it’s coming
Down and under where the damned are riding
Down and under where you pay
Your golden halo is burned and melted
Crown the monster at the end

It’s coming, it’s coming

Down and under where the damned are riding
Down and under where you pay
Your golden halo is burned and melted
Crown the monster at the end
It’s coming, it’s coming, it’s coming, it’s coming

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