Anvil! It’s Anvil Reissued!

 

Still Going
Strong, Back To Basics, Past And Present And Anthology Of Anvil Out August
14th On The End Records.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Anvil’s eleventh studio album STILL GOING STRONG has been
critically lauded for its production quality and overall heaviness.
Encyclopaedia Metallum states, “After 25 years in business, the Canadian
metallers rock harder than ever. Fans of pure, no-frills heavy metal will like
this album.”

 

 

BACK TO BASICS

“Stylistically, BACK TO BASICS is best described as
power metal with hints of very early speed metal at times; Judas Priest and
Ronnie James Dio are influences, and so is Motörhead. One can think of BACK TO
BASICS as Anvil’s 26th anniversary CD; the band was formed in 1978, and this
release demonstrates that Anvil can still be exciting after more than a quarter
of a century.” -Alex Henderson, AllMusic

 

PAST AND PRESENT

Anvil’s PAST AND PRESENT – LIVE IN CONCERT was recorded live
at The Waters Club in San Pedro,
California. It was released in
1989, after 5 studio albums and 8 years together as a band. PAST AND PRESENT
features tracks from Strength of Steel, Pound for Pound, Metal on Metal and
Forged in Fire, and is an excellent representation of the band’s classic 80’s
sound.

 

ANTHOLOGY OF ANVIL

2000’s ANTHOLOGY OF ANVIL is the perfect album for any Anvil
fan, old or new. Spanning the band’s expansive career from 1981 breakout
track  “School Love” to 1999’s “Speed of Sound,”
ANTHOLOGY provides a comprehensive look and listen of the band’s first 20 years,
well before their late success with 2008 documentary film Anvil! The Story of
Anvil.

 

 

 

Previously reissued:

 

STRENGTH OF STEEL

Strength Of Steel is Anvil’s only US-charting album,
reaching the Billboard 200 with its original release in 1987. The album includes
the track “Mad Dog,” whose comedic music video received MTV exposure in late
80’s. It also includes “Wild Eyes,” a cover of 60’s Canadian rock trio The
Stampeders.

 

POUND FOR POUND

Pound For Pound is the last recorded Anvil album featuring
the band’s original lineup. Encyclopedia Metallum says of Pound for Pound:
“This nine-tracker clangs noisily like the Anvil of old, the part-time
aggressors, part-time goofballs that carved the underground metal map.”

 

WORTH THE WEIGHT

Worth The Weight is Anvil’s only release with Sebastian
Marino on guitar replacing Dave Allison. It was the only collection of new
material released by Anvil between 1987 and 1997, and includes the track
“Embalmer,” known before the album as an unreleased song entitled “Ball Breaker.”

 

ABSOLUTELY NO ALTERNATIVE

“the album is an ultra-heavy, relentlessly pummeling
affair from start to finish, guaranteed to blow your speakers to
smithereens”. -Jim Rowland Uber Rock

 

PLENTY OF POWER

“this album is another fantastic album by an underappreciated
band. One thing I really enjoy about this album is the artwork. There is
nothing more direct than calling your album “Plenty of Power” and having a
giant bulldozer on the front. It perfectly describes this album; powerful,
crushing, and heavy.” -Encyclopaedia Metallum

 

SPEED OF SOUND

“No matter what these guys do, they always have their
way to astonish you and to K-I-L-L YOU in headbanging with solid “Anvil
Metal”. For me, Anvil is one of the best bands and, if they, along with
Rainbow (hail Blackmore, GOD!) and Accept,
didn’t exist, the word “Power Metal” wouldn’t exist AT
ALL!!!”  -Altars of Metal

 

PLUGGED IN PERMANENT

“Serious metalheads may find something to appreciate in
the group’s musical ability and long-term commitment to heavy music. Plugged in
Permanent is a better-than-average example of these traits.” -All Music

 

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