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Metal Hammer of Doom: Anthrax - Stomp 442

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It's our Thanksgiving Show where we'll review one turkey of an album!

This year we're going to review one of the worst metal album's I've heard, Stomp 442 by Anthrax.  After the revelation that Sound of White Noise, Anthrax fans were eager to hear the next installment from the John Bush-Era Anthrax.  Disappointing doesn't begin to describe it.  Tonight, Jesse Starcher, Robert Cooper and Mark Radulich will officially induct this trash into the Turkey Hall of Fame!

Stomp 442 is the seventh studio album by American thrash metal band Anthrax. It was released in 1995, by Elektra Records. The band and the Philadelphia-based producers Butcher Brothers produced the album, which includes the singles, "Fueled" and "Nothing". The album debuted at No. 47 on the Billboard 200 charts.[3] Anthrax claimed that their label, Elektra Records, didn't do enough to promote the album, and they left soon after. Stomp 442 is the only Anthrax album not featuring the traditional Anthrax logo on its artwork.

Stomp 442 is also Anthrax's first album without Dan Spitz on lead guitar. Though not yet credited as a member of the band, Paul Crook took over lead guitar duties.

AllMusic reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave the album a negative review, describing it as "a generic collection of speed metal bombast". He finished his review by saying that the record is a "disappointing experience."[2] Reviewer Jimmy Neeson had a more positive view, noting, "A savage Anthrax album; and a worthy addition to any metal collection." (From Wikipedia)