Persistence Of Time

Universal Music Ltd.
Release date
20 Dec 1999
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Time 6:55 47,664
2 Blood 7:13 36,636
3 Keep It In The Family 7:45 71,133
4 In My World 6:25 53,227
5 Gridlock 5:17 31,194
6 Intro To Reality 3:24 36,418
7 Belly Of The Beast 4:47 72,317
8 Got The Time 2:44 157,423
9 H8 Red 5:04 32,201
10 One Man Stands 5:38 28,618
11 Discharge 4:12 32,931

About this album

Persistence of Time is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Anthrax. The album was released in 1990, by Megaforce Worldwide/Island Entertainment.

The album includes the singles, “Got the Time” (a Joe Jackson cover) and “In My World” (which was performed by the band on an episode of Married…With Children.)

Album information
Anthrax returned to the studio in the fall of 1989 with Mark Dodson (who produced the previous album, State of Euphoria) to start work on their fifth album. Recording of the album was difficult In January 1990, the band lost more than $100,000 worth of gear and their recording studio to a large structure fire. Following their personal disaster the band moved to a different studio in late February of that year to finish work on the album.

Persistence of Time’s lyrical focus is the need for tolerance and peace.

This would be the last Anthrax studio album to feature Joey Belladonna on vocals until 2011’s Worship Music.

The introduction to the song “Intro to Reality” featured dialogue from an episode of The Twilight Zone called Deaths-Head Revisited.

The beginning riff on “Belly of the Beast”(The Greater of Two Evils version featuring John Bush) is from the Celtic Frost song “Dethroned Emperor”, which Anthrax themselves later did a cover of, which appeared on the EP Summer 2003 and as a bonus track on certain editions of Stomp 442.


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