Drummer Charlie Benante joined Anthrax in 1983, prior to the recording of Fistful of Metal
. He recalled to us in an interview
: "I remember that was one of the first tunes that we wrote when I was in the band. And it was just short and sweet. It didn't need to be four or five minutes. It was a short song and just pretty much got to the point. And that was like the start of the thrashier type of songs that we were venturing into."