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State Of Euphoria [Explicit Lyrics]

Anthrax Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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1. Be All, End All
2. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
3. Make Me Laugh
4. Antisocial
5. Who Cares Wins
6. Now It's Dark
7. Schism
8. Misery Loves Company
9. 13
10. Finale

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Anthrax has always been a sentimental favorite of mine. They were the band that was instrumental in seeing me off on my first steps as metalhead. My musical tastes have broadened considerably in the sixteen years (has it been that long?) since I discovered Anthrax, but every now and then I have to return to where I began my journey. 1988's State of Euphoria brings back fond memories of my headbanging salad days. Even though SoE was not the group's best album, it is still mindblowing when put up against the excrementitious butt-rock like Poison and WASP that ruled the charts back in the day. How could it have been their best when they released the groundbreaking Among the Living the year before? Asking them to top AtL would be like asking your geography teacher to find a larger ocean than the Pacific.
A quick song review:
1. Be All, End All - A song that came out at a time when heavy metal was given was given a lot of bad press for driving teenagers to suicide and devil-worshipping. The lyrics are a condemnation of suicide, much like Ozzy Ozbourne's "Suicide Solution". But you were never going to hear something like that from Geraldo Rivera. It starts off with a somber and beautiful cello intro from Carol Freidman before switching into crushing, but upbeat metal.
2. Out of Sight, Out of Mind - An attack on phony bands and political correctness before most of us knew what political correctness was.
3. Make Me Laugh - A seriocomic blasting of televangelists like Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart. Lyrically, it's hilarious. But it's also scary because there are still a lot of gullible people in 2004 who are throwing their life savings away to these charlatans.
4. Antisocial - A catchy remake of the song from the little known, and then disbanded, French band Trust.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Euphoric July 30 2003
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In Joey Belladonna, Anthrax had one of the most distinctive singers in Thrash. The biggest problem with a voice as powerful and clean as Belladonna's was how the hell do you incorporate it into something as rough and ready as thrash? Well, it took the band three albums, but they finally hit the nail on the head with 'State Of Euphoria'.
Often criticised as Anthrax's weakest album, it is easy to see why many fans don't rate it. Production wise, it lacks the bite and punch of 'Spreading The Disease' and 'Among The Living', and is nowhere near as heavy as 'Persistence Of Time'. Scott Ian's signature rhythm guitar crunch has been strangled, and the drums are right up in the mix. It sounds like a bit of a mess, but it actually works, in an odd way.
Instead of the rhythm guitar leading the songs, as is more usual in Thrash, it's the vocals that point the songs in whatever direction they may be heading. Joey Belladonna's melodies shine through, and they are a pleasure to hear. Belladonna has an excellent vocal range and a clear voice, and easily pulls off a number of difficult passages and songs. Few other Thrash singers ever matched him, except perhaps Mark Oseguda from Death Angel.
The odd mix of the album make it far easier to appreciate Charlie Benante's drumming than on other Anthrax albums. While many Thrash fans worship Dave Lombardo and Gene Hoglan, Benante often ends up forgotten, rather unfairly.
Anthrax were called a band with a social conscience after previous songs like "Indians", and that aspect of the band was further developed here. "Who Cares Wins" in particular examines the plight of the homeless, and how easy it is for those living comfortably to ignore. Elsewhere, they take a poke at money grabbing evangelists, on "Make Me Laugh".
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4.0 out of 5 stars not anthrax's best Feb. 18 2003
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No two Anthrax CDs sound alike... State of Euphoia eschews much of the insane thrash heard on Among the Living for commercially oriented song structures. There are still plenty headbanging moments and every chorus is catchy... the songs stick with you. Any fan of the Belladonna era should have this CD already.
Who Cares Wins and Be All End All (both singles) are the heavier tracks... the former futuring an quality verse/chorus riff and excellent vocalwork by Mr. Belladonna. The other classic on here is Antisocial, their Trust cover (Nick McBrain's old band) and breakout hit. My only problem is that songs like Make Me Laugh and Now It's Dark, however fun they may be, are a little lightweight. The riffs and lyrics are cheesy as hell.. "now it's dark! i can't see! don't you fXXXing look at me! you don't care about anything!". Scott Ian is not exactly Shakespeare but these are really lame.
State of Euphoria is a cool album no doubt, but Persistence of time and Among the Living are better. Get those and White NOise first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Metal Classic Feb. 10 2002
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I was glad that I was able to find this CD and buy it, I had the cassette years ago, but wore the hell out of it. STATE OF EUPHORIA is metal classic that stands up there with anything released by METALLICA, MEGADETH OR SLAYER in the same time period. All these bands released albums the same years as this one, and ANTHRAX sometimes doesnt get the due they are owed. This album is filled with great lyrics, killer riffs and alot of energy. ANTHRAX has always been able to mix serious messages with some comical lyrics on their albums and they do here once again. BE ALL,END ALL, MAKE ME LAUGH, WHO CARES WINS are 3 songs that are serious but they just rock, FINALE is a funny song that with comical lyrics that also rocks. ANTISOCIAL is also a classic song that the band rocks out on. If you like fast furious music, then this is an album that u should own.
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4.0 out of 5 stars UNDERATED
many people did not like this album. i dont see why as it is like among the living tracks that didnt make the album with a few amazing tracks. Read more
Published on July 7 2012 by Mrozzy134fest
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Excellent Album for Anthrax
Following up the thrash masterpiece "Among the Living" would have proven to be difficult by most bands. Read more
Published on July 5 2004 by Jeremy Foster
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY UNDERATED!!!!
what a great anthrax album this turned out to be after their classic follow up to among the living.now this album is pretty damn weak....well just the production.... Read more
Published on May 4 2004 by Stuart Driver
4.0 out of 5 stars Have Anthrax, Have Metal
Anthrax makes a good album, not as good as "Among the Living" but still very good! You can find "Be All End All", a classic. It is a very fast track! Read more
Published on April 14 2003 by Reijo Piippula
5.0 out of 5 stars A Tragic Effort
For some reason the guitar tones here just didn't sound right to me. But I saw the one beuty part of it: an effort following up Among The Living. Read more
Published on Jan. 25 2003 by E. Sharon
5.0 out of 5 stars Unfairly Underrated
This album is really a lot better than many give it credit for. OK, so maybe it's not my favorite Anthrax album, but it's essential in any Anthrax collection, lets just put it that... Read more
Published on July 1 2002 by Osculum
5.0 out of 5 stars Unfairly Underrated
This album is really a lot better than many give it credit for. OK, so maybe it's not my favorite Anthrax album, but it's essential in any Anthrax collection, lets just put it that... Read more
Published on July 1 2002 by Osculum
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrash til death!!!!!
True thrashy, speedy, comical, humorous thrash metal!!! Anthrax may not have been as evil and fast and angry as Slayer or Sepultura or Sodom but they were just as good. Read more
Published on March 23 2002 by Total Scumbag
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Anthrax
After hearing how bad this album supposedly was, I decided I'd buy it and find out for myself. I gotta say this is one awesome album. Read more
Published on Nov. 24 2001 by A.J. Taylor
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