Album Review: Ghoul / Ill Bill — “Split”

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When Anthrax released its 1987 EP I’m The Man, you could have heard a pin drop on what was called then Album Oriented Rock radio. By then, Anthrax had cemented itself as one of thrash’s Big Four with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth. Joey Belladonna’s vocal dexterity led the band to their greatest heights on AOR with songs like “Caught in a Mosh,” “I Am the Law” and “Madhouse.” Back then, radio was less avoidant of metal, and many of the legendary bands we know today benefitted greatly by this more tolerant era in media. Such is the case with Ghoul and Ill Bill‘s Split release. Continue reading