Rust in Peace - Megadeth

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Rust in Peace - Megadeth

Rock & Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Capitol - Distributor: Discovery; Universal Music; Plastic Head - Released: 24/09/1990 - 77779193523

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published 25/09/2005 | mastodonathon
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Pro Brilliantly written, amazing guitar peices
Cons singing isnt the best
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"Megadeth aint gonna rust in peace!"

Megadeth-one of the most accomplished heavy metallers in the buisness, released this album in 1990. This is by far their best album. The band have had many changes but the line up in this album was: Dave Mustaine (vocals, guitar), David Ellefson (bass), Marty Friedman (guitars), Nick Menza (drums). This is a true thrash masterpiece and probably the best thrash metal album of all time, 'Master Of Puppets' and 'Reign In Blood' by Metallica and Slayer close behind.

Holy Wars...The Punishment Due (6.36) This song is trully amazing, the guitars galloping first riff, and the perfectly worked lead work amazingly well together. Mustaine's sarcastic singing voice then come's in singing about how pointless orgonized religion is and about endless holy wars. Then Friedman plays a beautiful acoustic solo out of nowhere wich fits brilliantly into the song. Then next a powerfull interlude, and many solo's courtesy of Friedman and Mustaine. The last line of the song is classic 'next thing you know, they'll take my thoughts away', absolutley classic!
Rating: 10/10

Hangar 18 (5.14) This is a guitar infested riot. The chord rhythm intro is very well written and the lead/verse sounds amazing and very original. The first solo here is very well written and very fast. The bass and drums are good but there seem's almost no point to them once the guitars start on their galloping sprint to the finish solos. The lyrics here are very good also, singing about hangar 18, area 51, and the supposed secret base where aliens are being tested on.
Rating: 10/10

Take No Prisoners (3.28) This sint as well known as the other songs on this album, but is still a very well written song. The guitars again deliver a fast, furious and complex (to some degree), riffing. Everything about this song is very catchy, and you'll find your self singing along, or trying to play along!
Rating: 9/10

Five Magics (5.42) This is another classic wich starts with some lightning fast riff's. Then the rather twisted sounding lead kicks in wich is very well written to accompany the bass and drums. There is an amazing bass line here also, courtesy of David Ellefson! Then in kicks the tempo and the guitars start flowing their solos. They sound perfect along with the thrashy riffs played. This song has many time changes, and many solo's wich I love and why this is my favorite track on the album.
Rating: 10/10

Poison Was The Cure (2.58) This track has some fast guitar and some good drumming, and the lyrics are very clever. I love the whole vibe the song gives, it has a somehwhat funky vibe to it. I love the chorus in this song with the guitars playing a descending pattern wich gives the song that weird edge. Again the solos fit amazingly well, and this is one of my favorite solos on the album.
Rating: 10/10

Lucretia (3.58) An evil laugh beggining this one, before the very melodic intro played by Mustaine. The lyrics are somehwat poor, with Dave singing about a ghost in his cellar! But the whole musical side of this song is amazing, with the solo being the best on the whole album.
Rating: 9/10

Tornado Of Souls (5.22) This is one of the best opening riffs I've ever heard in my life! A brillaint lead piece after the opening chords and natural harmonics. This is one of my other favorites on the album, where you cant stop yourself singing along, and you are inspired to pick up a guitar!
Rating: 10/10

Dawn Patrol (1.50) I never listen to this, just a bass line and drums, with some weird vocals. Its the most pointless things I've ever heard! And it's quite disappointing thats such a pointless thing could make it onto one of the best metal albums ever!
Rating: 3/10

Rust In Peace...Polaris (5.36) The title track. The intro is absolutley classic with the guitars delivering another classic rhythm piece to this album. The solo is very melodic and you cant help but to listen to it over and over. The only problem with this song is that is gets quite repetative, but other than that its a good end to a legendary album!
Rating: 10/10

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    Great Review for a classic album
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Rock & Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Capitol - Distributor: Discovery; Universal Music; Plastic Head - Released: 24/09/1990 - 77779193523

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