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The Wonders of the Universe by JZLobo
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A lot of fans don't like the Colin Baker Doctor. Personally I do. Even more fans dislike Peri because she was a bit winy. I quite like ...

hold on by Wammys
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The artist says she does not know how to draw dragons. Well that surprises me, because \i thought she did rather a good job with this d...

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The Great Race of Yith, from Lovecraft's story, The Shadow Out of Time, seems quite a popular choice for artists on Deviant Art. I thin...

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Which of the Hobbit films did you like best? 

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Anthrax were undoubtedly the weakest of the Thrash Big Four. Metallica had brilliant songwriting, Megadeth had brilliant riffs and Slayer were crushingly brutal. Anthrax had, what? A sense of humour? That is probably a bad thing. Bands with a strong sense of humour rarely achieve much success, either commercially or critically. A sense of humour tends to indicate a certain sloppiness, a lack of the fierce determination shown by both Metallica and Megadeth.

Some people regard 'Among the Living' as a classic metal album. I don't get that at all. I think it's a terrible, sloppy album with only one stand-out song (I Am the Law!). It seems like Anthrax were trying to do punk without getting how to do it properly. For me the real Anthrax classic is Spreading the Disease. I listen to this and I wonder just how they could have made such a mess of an album as Among the Living.

Spreading the Disease shows Anthrax at their strongest. They are not trying to emulate the speed or the aggression of Metallica, but are instead sticking close to the NWOBHM pattern, with great riffs, choruses and passion. The songs on this album are metal anthems that you can sing along to and punch the air to. On this album, Joey Belladona is actually singing, instead of the dreadful half-talking, half-shouting he does on Among the Living. 

Spreading the Disease is the true classic of Anthrax.
  • Listening to: Anthrax- Spreading the Disease
  • Drinking: tea

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Matthew Clarke
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I am an ultraconservative Christian who enjoys Doctor Who and various other sci-fi and fantasy.

I write fan fiction in various settings, including Doctor Who, Batman, Forgotten Realms, WoW and the Chronicles of Narnia.

I'm a member of the Conservative party.

I generally like to wear flip flops.
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Thanks for your favorite on my Koi man!
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Thank you so much for the fave! :aww: :hug: And happy New year! 
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