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This Is Thirteen


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Anvil has been on a rock 'n' roll journey for the past three decades, but it has become a very public rocket ride into the musical and pop culture stratosphere only recently.

And that's their dedication to their music. Ever since the award-winning documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil propelled the Canadian band from their respectable, hard-earned status as a band revered by ... Read more in Amazon's Anvil Store

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B000X1HU68
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,087,602 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

13 tracks.

Customer Reviews

Congrats on a GREAT album, and good luck.
G. Clayton
Well, lemme tell ya: having listening to the gamut of MeTal since the early 80s, I can honestly say that "This Is 13" is a damn good album.
Michael E. Mitchell
This is a great album, and definitely lives up to the hype surrounding their new DVD story.
Botwood

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By G. Clayton on October 4, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I originally bought this album because I was moved by the perseverance they showed in "Anvil: The Story of Anvil". Any band that could stick to its guns that long and with that much heart deserved a listen. Once I listened to the album, I realized that I've been missing out on a great band for 30 years! This album displays nothing new, but since most of the new music that is being cranked out is lame at best, that's not a bad thing. (There's a reason that 80's metal is making a comeback of late.) Congrats on a GREAT album, and good luck. Any metal fan should add this to his/her collection.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By L on October 3, 2009
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this is exactly what anvil fans want, grown people can and do listen to grown people play. its metal. period. the whole band deserves way more respect than has been given, they were and are as honest and heavy as it gets. SUPPORT ANVIL!!!
update, im not the typical target here, but they got me, in my youth, i liked metal(antrax, slayer, megadeth) but the past ten years ive been listening to jazz and delta blues, after listening to thirteen again, im really impressed, ive been listening to this for about a week, im remembering how much i like metal, i hear alot of motorhead and preist in it. its a great album that needs no apologies, and their story makes it even more fun to hear, lips is probaly the most likeable guy in the world. listen to the samples, and you will hear Metal, good metal, not cheese, not poser, classic metal.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Botwood on October 8, 2009
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I must admit, I was hesitant to get this. Some of Anvil's more recent music hasn't really caught the full attention of my ears. I'll also admit that I'm no expert when it comes to Anvil. But, I've done my share of head-banging to their music; mainly their early 80's stuff. However, I do own just about everything they've released. So, after listening to the clips here, I gave the good old boys another shot with This Is Thirteen (without yet seeing the movie, The Story of Anvil). Anyway, I'd definitely give this 9 out of 10, or 4.5 out of 5; but since someone gave it a 2, I'm rounding up to 5! This is a great album, and definitely lives up to the hype surrounding their new DVD story. At first listen the sound is unmistakably like the Anvil we all know, knew, or should have known. On second listen it gets much, much stronger. I've just gotten through my third listen and it is worthy of many more. Memories of Metal On Metal and Forged In Fire abound, and those old CDs have been dusted off :) If you've ever liked any Anvil music you will surely like this. But, it's very evident that they've put extra efforts into this, especially when compared to some of their more recent stuff. There's a lot of really nice variations and arrangements here. The instruments all work very well together, and on their own, and the vocals are classic. This album may not be the album of the year, but I believe it to be the best Anvil album yet. Keep bringing it boys.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By b. on December 2, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Great CD from an amazing band that has been rocking forever. No one deserves fame more than Anvil. I hope they tour near here, because I'd be there.

And glad to read on Wiki that:

"Since the release of the documentary film, the band has received a second wave of popularity and success. The documentary is the first film of 2009 submitted for consideration of nomination for an Academy award."

and ...

"The film has received praise and high acclaim, receiving a (whopping) 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes."
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D Man on October 15, 2009
Format: Audio CD
It should of been the big 5 of thrash metal. Slayer, Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax and Anvil
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Harris on October 5, 2009
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To those who think Anvil was a waste of talent, you obviously haven't been paying attention. It's not always about being pretty or flashy over polished production to make you sound good. Anvil IS good. Just unlucky. They prove metal is aobut soul as well. You can hear the heart in their music, not just some overexcited wannabes copying everyone else. It's time they got their due.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kail L. Tescar on November 20, 2009
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The band Anvil hit my radar via their movie "Anvil: The Story of Anvil!" A very funny documentary about a heavy metal band who after some success in the early 80's fell out of the limelight. 30 years later a fan, and former teenaged roadie for the band who now has Hollywood clout, looks up his old friends and finds they are still plugging away at their dreams of super stardome. He makes this movie and it is very successful.

I fell in love with this movie because it spoke to me on various levels. First it's damn funny, and the principals, Lipps: lead sing/guitarist and Robbo: drums, are really likeable guys. Second, I could relate to their hardships as I played in rock bands for many years and never got beyond bar bands status. After trying for 20 years to make it, I got married, had a family and gave up on my dreams of fame and fotune. I REALLY wanted to show my support for these guys and bought the album they struggled to record and market in the movie.

I bought the record to support the band, but I really enjoy it. There are many classic tracks on it on the par with Judas Priest or Black Sabbath. My favorites are probably "Feed the Greed", "Big Business" and the bonus track "Thumb Hang", but all the tracks are solid. I'm glad they have dropped the raunchyness their lyrics were known for back in the day, it really opens them up for more main stream recognition, without completely taking away their heavy Metal edge. I'm looking into their back catalog of music now, I have 30 years to catch up on.
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