This Is Thirteen review by Anvil

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  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.6 (15 votes)
Anvil: This Is Thirteen

Sound — 10
This is Anvils thirteenth album hens the name This Is Thirteen. This album was originally released in 2007 but since the movie vh1 records decided to release it with a bonus track Thumb Hang. This album I was skeptical of buying because usually when a band gets a movie and they release a CD with it kind of like a combo pack the result equals to be a bad CD but this CD is an exception. Every song here is great and really catchy riffs Rob is an amazing player putting the drummers half his age to shame.This CD is very similar to the new releases of Slayer Megadeth and even Metallica by not having anything revolutionary but staying true to their own fast sound and making great music. This CD starts with the title track which is a slow catchy tune and it shifts gears to bombs away which a fast song showcasing Rob's talent at the drums which are amazing by putting drummers half his age to shame. The one problem that people seem to be having with this CD is the track placement which is understandable because if you play the CD from beginning to end is kind of weird pumping up to a fast heavy son and the next track being a slow song but its not that big of a problem cause most people have ipods and most likely would put it I shuffle and you wont face this problem. Even though every track is great some tracks stand out more than the other the best songs in this CD are Bombs Away, Flying Blind, Game Over, Feed The Greed, American Refuge, Should'A Would'A Could'A, and Thumb Hang.

Lyrics — 9
The lyrics of this album change like this is thirteen being about fortune tellers Bombs Away being about war and Thumb Hang being about Spanish conquistadors hanging people by their thumbs to change their religion to catholicism. Lips is not the best singer but he fits the band.

Overall Impression — 9
Even tough there is nothing revolutionary about this CD is still good in my opinion one of the best metal cd's that came out this year its heavy from beginning to end with no stupid ballads and this CD is up there with World Painted Blood, Endgame, and Death Magnetic. If this CD got stolen I would definitely buy another one because is an amazing CD from beginning to end I just wish more people knew about this band.

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