“One of my favorite things about Scott Ian is his love for Stephen King. In every single Anthrax record, you can find one, two or even a few songs that are based on Stephen King novels.
“This one is based on The Stand, which is a terrific story about the war between good and evil. It describes the bad guy character, and that’s always exciting. The song’s from his point of view. Anything that does that – Jesus Christ Superstar in the overture, or Amadeus, which tells the story from Salieri’s side of things – is pretty cool.
“It’s classic thrash from the East Coast, and it’s got tons of heavy power chords. It’s as complex as it needs to be, and it does the job.”