Juggernaut of Justice
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 20 June, 2011
Playing time: 52:39

With no doubt when you love one band it is hard to write a review about its new album. I feel it with full force. For good or bad, this band for years could be measured only with itself.


In 2004 the Canadian classicists released the album ‘Back to the Basics’. This title could fit better to their album in 2011. The mix of Rock ‘n’ Roll feeling, heavy/ speed/ thrash riffs, at places teasing but charged with lyrics and specific punk voice, is again here. We are finding in the album the fast high energetic songs. Here are again the slow songs with heavy riff. The ‘good old Rock ‘n’ Roll’ is dressed in aggressive clothes. Each of the tracks carries the retrospective view of the early albums of ANVIL in depth. The sound of ‘Juggernaut of Justice’ seems intentionally more dynamic.


The tradition of continuous reviving and making the music of ANVIL heavier is interrupted. Being always on the edge of the thrash metal and on the front rows of the radical ideas now it seems that the trio stakes on more traditional heavy metal forms. The album sounds tired. We miss the youthful testosterone from ‘Metal on Metal’ (1982). We miss the thrash attack from ‘Speed of Sound’ (1999).


The regular release ends with a lifting the mood metal 'swing thing'. The special release has two bonus tracks which go in the spirit of the album: epic Rock ‘n’ Roll songs which carry potential of being hymns. However the ‘tired’ sound of the album makes it longer than it is.


01. Juggernaut Of Justice
02. When All Hell Breaks Loose
03. New Orleans Voodoo
04. On Fire
05. Fuken Eh!
06. Turn It Up
07. The Ride
08. Not Afraid
09. Conspiracy
10. Running
11. Paranormal
12. Swing Thing

Label: SPV/Steamhammer
Distribution: Playground Music (Scandinavia)
Reviewed by: Maria D.S.
Date: 13 December, 2011