在 1987 年的这张《 Among the Living 》专辑里,Anthrax 的风格有了改变。在富有传奇色彩的制作人 Eddie Kramer 的指导下,他们制作出许多杰出的作品,如《 Indians 》、《 Skeleton in the Closet 》、《 I Am the Law 》等,这些歌曲许多取材于真人真事。该专辑在美国成为金唱片,在英国登上排行榜第 18 名,其中热门单曲《 I'am the Man 》登上英国榜第 20 名,其说唱风格运用得非常成功。
Anthrax,中文名为 [炭疽乐队] 1981年6月成立于纽约。80年代的速度/鞭笞金属（Speed/Thrash Metal）。将硬核朋克的速度、狂暴与重金属的卓越的吉他技法和演唱结合在起，以其早期专辑参与创立了重金属音乐的一个分支。与METALLICA、MEGADETH不同的是，他们具有一种良好的意识，可以用幽默和现实义来调节常常过于严肃紧张的音乐。
乐队最初的成员是，主要作曲者斯科特 伊恩（Scott Ian，吉他手）、丹尼 斯皮茨（Danny Spitz，吉他手）、丹 利尔克（Dan Lilker，贝司手）、尼尔 特宾（Neil Turbin，主唱）和查利 贝南特（Charlie Benante，鼓手）。他们几人对滑板、连环画和纽约的核朋克音乐有共同的爱好，这使他们的早期作品受KISS乐队，Iron Maiden， Black Sabbath等影响。
Anthrax is a New York City-based heavy metal band that released its first full-length album in 1984. The band was one of the most popular of the 1980s thrash metal scene and is notable for being the first to combine heavy metal with rap music. The band is classified as one of the "big four" of thrash metal alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer.
Among the Living is the third studio album by American thrash metal band Anthrax. The album was released in March 1987 by Megaforce Worldwide/Island and is certified Gold by the RIAA.The band and Eddie Kramer produced the album. The album includes the singles, "I Am the Law" and "Indians". Among the Living features a drawing of Henry Kane (a character from Poltergeist II motion picture). The band stated in interviews that he was the one thing that scared them the most. This was the last album to feature songwriting by original bassist Danny Lilker, who, despite having left the band after 1984's Fistful of Metal, was continuously credited as the co-writer of certain songs for the next two albums. On Among the Living, he is credited as the co-writer of the songs "I Am the Law" and "Imitation of Life."
01. "Among the Living" (Anthrax) – 5:16
02. "Caught in a Mosh" (Anthrax) – 4:59
03. "I Am the Law" (Anthrax, Danny Lilker) – 5:57
04. "Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)" (Anthrax) – 4:54
05. "A Skeleton in the Closet" (Anthrax) – 5:32
06. "Indians" (Anthrax) – 5:40
07. "One World" (Anthrax) – 5:56
08. "A.D.I./Horror of It All" (Anthrax) – 7:49
09. "Imitation of Life" (Anthrax, Lilker) – 4:22