Anthrax's 'I'm Alive' was released as a single in early January, so it managed to just creep into contention for our Best 2012 Metal Songs list. 'I'm Alive' is a perfect representation of why veteran acts like Anthrax still deserve attention when releasing new material.

The track sounds fresh and passionate -- and blows away a lot of the metal being released by younger bands in 2012. 'I'm Alive' gives fans all the more reason to respect the legendary Anthrax.