Among the Living

1987 studio album by Anthrax

Among the Living is the third studio album by Anthrax. Anthrax is an American thrash metal band. The album was released on March 16, 1987. It is made for Cliff Burton of Metallica. Burton died in a bus accident six months before the album was released. The accident happened when Metallica was on tour with Anthrax.

Among the Living
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 16, 1987 (1987-03-16) [1]
RecordedOctober–December 1986
StudioQuadradial, Miami, Florida; Compass Point, Nassau, Bahamas
GenreThrash metal
LabelMegaforce, Island
ProducerAnthrax, Eddie Kramer
Singles from Among the Living
  1. "I Am the Law"
    Released: February 1987
  2. "Indians"
    Released: June 1987

Among the Living made Anthrax much more popular.[2][3] Many people think it is the album that made the band one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands.[4][5] The other three bands are Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer. The album was certified gold by the RIAA. Rolling Stone said it was one of the best heavy metal albums ever made.[6]

Track listings


All songs written and composed by Anthrax, except "I Am the Law" and "Imitation of Life" by Anthrax and Danny Lilker

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Among the Living"   5:16
2. "Caught in a Mosh"   4:59
3. "I Am the Law"   5:57
4. "Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)"   4:54
5. "A Skeleton in the Closet"   5:32
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Indians"   5:40
7. "One World"   5:56
8. "A.D.I./Horror of It All"   7:49
9. "Imitation of Life"   4:10


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  2. Bennett, J. (2005-07-01). "Anthrax - "Among the Living"". Decibel Magazine. Retrieved 2023-01-06.
  3. Massie, Andrew (2016-02-09). "INTERVIEW: Joey Belladonna - Anthrax". The Rockpit. Retrieved 2023-01-06.
  4. Larkin, Colin (2011-05-27). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8.
  5. Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8.
  6. "The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. 2017-06-21. Retrieved 2023-01-06.