“I think I’ve been on the record as being one of the biggest Anthrax fans, and I wound up being friends with them in my later life, which is so crazy to me. Among The Living is right up there as being one of the best heavy metal records of all time.
“It’s an amazing thrash album, so well produced. I loved it at the time because I was so into Anthrax, but just like the other records that I picked, this was them stepping up their game. They were getting in the groove with their new lead singer, the songs are so much better – it’s just a whole big leap forward.
“Caught In A Mosh, A Skeleton In The Closet, Among The Living – it’s full of great Anthrax moments. I don’t think there’s a clunker in the bunch. I was a big comic book geek, so to have I Am The Law be about Judge Dredd was cool. And there’s two Stephen King references on the record, too, so you can’t beat that. Plus, they had a sense of humor, and you couldn’t say that about most people in metal.”