Saturday, June 4, 2011
One Great Song - "I Am The Law" - Anthrax - 1987
The third track on Among the Living, which many consider to be Anthrax's finest moment, "I Am The Law" manages to pay tribute to a cult comic strip in great, great detail without a) coming across as a cheesy novelty number and b) alienating the listener unfamiliar with Dredd. This is ferocious rock that still manages to be melodic and carry a complicated narrative. Given Dredd's U.K. origins, one would think Iron Maiden really should have delivered this number though I honestly doubt anyone, Maiden included, could have done it better.