John Bush – Anthrax
John Bush‘s time in Anthrax seems to be met with mixed feelings. Those who embraced Anthrax’s modifications in the 90’s appreciate Bush’s sublime contribution, his gravelly tones substituting for Joey Belladoona’s histrionics and transforming Anthrax into a darker, more aggressive modern metal outfit.
In contrast, there are those who never forgave Anthrax for ditching the pure thrash of the 80’s…..and much of the blame was aimed squarely at John Bush.
Fans seemingly clamoured for the return of Belladonna (and they would eventually get their wish) but to erase John Bush’s output would be to disregard at least three stone-cold classic albums; the relentlessly pummelling Sound Of White Noise, the severely underrated Stomp 442 and 2003’s colossal We’ve Come For You All. Evidently, the results of John Bush’s tenure were genuinely stunning…..if you were willing to embrace the change.
Plus, regardless of the decade of release, “Only” is one of the perfect metal songs and that’s primarily down to John Bush’s outstanding delivery!
Not forgetting, his consistently impressive work with the forever underrated Armored Saint, a band who’ve been flying the flag for heavy fuckin’ metal since 1982!