Imitation Of Life
Label: Island Records
Anthrax demolished some of the established prejudices that metal is stupid with their fourth record. With a fully cranked barrage of hardcore and metal (the form was still just becoming known as thrash in 1987) tempered by a subversive wit and subject matter that wasn't the norm -- see "Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)," for starters -- Among the Living is generally considered the band's creative high point. All the hits are here: "Caught in a Mosh," "Indians," "I Am the Law," "Imitation of Life."