Review: Anvil – Juggernaut of Justice

Rated:

3/5

This may be Canadian thrashers Anvil’s 14th album, but it’s their first since the 2008 documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil introduced them to the mainstream after decades of mostly unrewarded toil. Recognizing this, Anvil come out swinging; tracks like “When All Hell Breaks Loose,” “Turn It Up” “Running,” and “Fukeneh!” are invigoratingly thrashy tracks that radiate hunger and fire—even if Steve “Lips” Kudlow’s lyrical skills haven’t matured appreciably since his “Metal on Metal” days. Juggernaut of Justice works best when Anvil adhere to their hard-pounding old-school template; the less said about dirgey cuts like “New Orleans Voo Doo” and the seven-minute “Paranormal,” the better. DAN EPSTEIN]

Check out the title track from Juggernaut of Justice below: