It was an interesting year for reunions as we got long-awaited new material from Pentagram and Autopsy, but the one that really surprised me was Anthrax's new album. With all of the drama leading up to its release, this one really looked like the thrash metal version of Chinese Democracy. I was morbidly curious about it so I checked it out on a whim, and I am very glad that I did. This album sounds great. It's particularly surprising given that I have never really been that big of an Anthrax fan in the first place.