'Hard and Heavy' and 'Metal on Metal' are well known to most metal fans,
but 'Worth The Weight' seemed to slip under the radar, as things had
been quiet on the Anvil front for a while until they released it, (one
of their finest albums) in 1992. This is the only release
featuring Sebastian Marino, who replaced guitarist Dave Allison.
'Worth The Weight' has some cracking tunes on it and is
definitely worth investing your hard earned cash on. Of the three
re-releases, this album outshines 'Strength of Steel' and
'Pound for Pound' by miles.
All of the songs are dead heavy and pretty damn brutal. Album opener 'Infanticide' sets the mood nicely and then you are taken 'On The Way To Hell', and if this is what hell sounds like, I am definitely going! 'Bushpig' is as hard as hell and played at full blast will literally blow your speakers. The album has a Sabbathy groove going on throughout it, which is especially prevalent on the outstanding 'Pow Wow'. The final track 'Sadness / Love Me When Iím Dead', is in a word ďawesomeĒ and has a doomy feel to it, with stupendous guitar playing.
just a shame this album wasnít given much recognition, it seemed to
have been overlooked when it was first released. These Canadian
rockers pulled off a master stroke with this work!!!
great to see these albums being repackaged and re-released, as Anvil are
back and making people sit up and take notice of them again.
album is available as a digipak
with new booklets including liner notes from
Robb and Lips. 'Worth
The Weight' will also be released on vinyl for the very first time.
Review by: Seb Di Gatto
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