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This Is Thirteen by Anvil

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This Is Thirteen

Anvil

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Album

This Is Thirteen

Anvil

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Label: VH1 Classic Records
Finally flirting with fame thanks to a documentary that shows them as losers in the game of rock, these hard-luck Canucks do their best to play down their goofy poverty-metal legend on their lucky 13th album. Anvil distinguish themselves here by a seriousness that lands somewhere between Iron Maiden biker operatics and fractured Killing Joke rumble. Tempos accelerate toward thrash, but vocals stay comprehensible in old-school metal fashion; the most urgent songs ("Feed the Greed," "Big Business") address an economy that's left the band scrabbling. Holy war's clearly on their mind as well.

About This Album

Finally flirting with fame thanks to a documentary that shows them as losers in the game of rock, these hard-luck Canucks do their best to play down their goofy poverty-metal legend on their lucky 13th album. Anvil distinguish themselves here by a seriousness that lands somewhere between Iron Maiden biker operatics and fractured Killing Joke rumble. Tempos accelerate toward thrash, but vocals stay comprehensible in old-school metal fashion; the most urgent songs ("Feed the Greed," "Big Business") address an economy that's left the band scrabbling. Holy war's clearly on their mind as well.

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About This Album

Finally flirting with fame thanks to a documentary that shows them as losers in the game of rock, these hard-luck Canucks do their best to play down their goofy poverty-metal legend on their lucky 13th album. Anvil distinguish themselves here by a seriousness that lands somewhere between Iron Maiden biker operatics and fractured Killing Joke rumble. Tempos accelerate toward thrash, but vocals stay comprehensible in old-school metal fashion; the most urgent songs ("Feed the Greed," "Big Business") address an economy that's left the band scrabbling. Holy war's clearly on their mind as well.