518-920-2 LIVE The Island Years
Produced by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero
Released on April 5, 1994
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A blistering asteroid laced with the metal of an old planet, Belladonna. This floating island received an inhospitable welcome, pitiable but only for a moment because this rock rocks. It confirms what many already knew: Among The Living is the living testatment of the band’s true worth. Recorded in 1991 and (in a radio appearance) 1992, as a skeletal Belladonna throws the audience a bodyfull of bones, from “I Am The Law” to “Keep It In The Family.” Charlie Benante explodes, Public Enemy makes a cameo, and immunity is impossible. Fans will eat it all up: “Metal Thrashing Mad,” “Caught In A Mosh,” “In My World.” Great stuff that shows the density of this dark semi-planet. It really makes you hunger for a Belladonna reunion. Label Island was smoking resin at this stage, but it’s potent stuff all the same. Makes me wish I’d seen them live, since they kick some major metal heinie. Not to be ignored if Belladonna is your drug of choice, though of course you need to own Among The Living and Persistence of Time first. We’ll call it KM.09 because it’s no mere kash moshine. It’s a tank, an engine of destruction, so stand in front of it and embrace it like you would Sound of White Noise. You won’t be sorry.

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TRACK LISTING

  1. (EFILIKUFESIN) N.F.L.    (Anthrax)    6:59
  2. A.I.R.    (Anthrax)    4:35
  3. PARASITE    (Ace Frehley)    2:52
  4. KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY    (Anthrax)    7:05
  5. CAUGHT IN A MOSH    (Anthrax)    5:26
  6. INDIANS    (Anthrax)    6:59
  7. ANTISOCIAL    (Norbert Kriel/Bernie Bonvoison)    6:38
  8. BRING THE NOISE    (Carlton Ridenhour/Hank Shocklee/Eric Sadler/Anthrax)    7:38
  9. I AM THE LAW    (Anthax/Dan Lilker)    6:04
  10. METAL THRASHING MAD    (Anthrax)    2:46
  11. IN MY WORLD    (Anthrax)    6:36
  12. NOW IT'S DARK    (Anthrax)    5:48

CREDITS

JOE BELLADONNA -- vocals
FRANK BELLO -- bass
CHARLIE BENANTE -- drums
SCOTT IAN -- guitar
DAN SPITZ -- guitar
Chuck D -- vocals (8)
Flavor Flav -- vocals (8)
Michael Barbiero -- engineer, mixing
Steve Thompson -- mixing
Deborah Melian -- design
Gene Ambo -- photography

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US April 5, 1994 Island CD/CS 518 920  
UK 1994 Island LP/CD ILPS/CID 8027  

 

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