The Greater Of Two Evils

Sanctuary Records
Release date
29 Apr 2008
Running length
14 tracks
Running time


    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Deathrider (Live In Studio) 3:04 0
2 Metal Thrashing Mad (Live In Studio) 2:47 1,922
3 Caught In A Mosh (Live In Studio) 5:27 0
4 A.I.R. (Live in Studio) 6:21 0
5 Among The Living (Live In Studio) 5:52 0
6 Keep It In The Family (Live In Studio) 7:24 0
7 Indians (Live In Studio) 6:39 41
8 Madhouse 4:18 234,522
9 Panic (Live In Studio) 3:35 0
10 I Am The Law (Live In Studio) 6:04 41
11 Belly Of The Beast (Live In Studio) 5:42 0
12 N.F.L. (Live In Studio) 5:58 28
13 Be All, End All (Live In Studio) 6:29 29
14 Gung-Ho (Live In Studio) 8:49 34

About this album

The Greater of Two Evils is a compilation album by Anthrax. The album was released in November 2004 (2004 in music) on the Sanctuary record label. The album is made up of fourteen Anthrax songs from the band’s early (Neil Turbin & Joey Belladonna-era) albums, that were released between 1983 and 1990. These tracks have been re-recorded by Anthrax’s then-current line-up, led by John Bush. The final track listing was decided by a vote on the band’s website. The track list was then recorded by the band “live” in the studio over two days. The album was originally going to be named “Metallum Maximum Aeturnum”, with possible plans to change it to “Old School, New School, Our School: Metallum Maximum Aeturnum” or “Metal Thrashing Mad: Metallum Maximum Aeturnum”.
This is the last Anthrax release prior to the band’s reunion with Joey Belladonna and Dan Spitz. Guitarist Rob Caggiano has since returned, but John Bush has elected not to return, making this the last album he recorded with Anthrax.

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  • waStedLiFe77

    Belladonna fucking sucks

    24 Mar 3:45am Reply
  • ThrashMachine

    this just sounds uninspired to me.. Belladonna is THE man.

    27 Feb 2013 Reply
  • shirubagan

    This album is the nuts.

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • prodigious1

    Fucking great album.

    30 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Killed-By-Death

    WatsonPepeLives: The way I look at it, is that it's about the tracks, and not the singers. Are the new versions greater indeed? No! But do they kick ass? FUCK YEAH!!

    26 Jun 2012 Reply
  • jon1987

    cant beat Neil Turbin on the first album but still a great album

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • MaxZombie

    Fuckin' fun album. John Bush version of Metal Thrashing Mad is way better than the Turbin one! [2]

    25 Oct 2011 Reply
  • VanBungle

    How is the peoples favourite Anthrax album? ARE YOU FUCKING CRAZY?

    16 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Giuseppe1987

    Nowhere near as bad as DM, clipping wise. I think on this one the drums have suffered more than the guitars.

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • WatsonPepeLives

    "Two Evils"? what about Turbin?

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • KrossPoison

    Classic tracks sounding better. What more could you want? And I don't understand people saying this and Death Magnetic sound bad. They really don't...

    9 Feb 2011 Reply
  • peliculiar

    Completely agree with David_J1973 below me.

    28 Jan 2011 Reply
  • DarkPrince_

    One word - Amazing! [2]

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Pabbicus

    Why does this commandeer the "Live in Studio" songs? The Armed and Dangerous EP is the one that has the best live in studio versions for Metal Thrashing Mad and Panic.

    28 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Pitear

    The only album I like by Anthrax :D

    15 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Killed-By-Death

    Fuckin' fun album. John Bush version of Metal Thrashing Mad is way better than the Turbin one!!

    6 Jul 2010 Reply
  • DethlikeSilence

    I love this album, but the over-compressed guitars cause way too much clipping for my tastes.

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • DavCnuk

    One word - Amazing!

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • MaxZombie

    "2.893 execuções em sua biblioteca" Hell yeah!

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Symmetryx

    My favorite Anthrax album. [4]

    20 Mar 2010 Reply
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