In our interview with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante
, he recalled guitarist Scott Ian "being really excited back when we got together and started writing." The stickman added: "He was excited about the riffs. If there's one thing about Scott, he loves a fast fu--in' riff. He either loves a real fast riff or real heavy type of riff. So with 'Fight 'Em,' I could tell that he was really happy about, 'This is going to be a new Anthrax song.'"