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 12/11/2005 | keepyourcool
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Pro This album is the epitome of thrash. This is how it should be done
Cons Somehow the production on this album can make it sound a little quiet
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"So metal it hurts!"

How can you begin to describe this album?

The fact is that Megadeth pushed the envelope so far that they ceased to be a thrash band, coining the term "Technical Speed Metal" for themselves. This is the best definition of Rust In Peace.

As Dave and Marty shred out the very first bars of Holy Wars - The Punishment Due, you can tell that this album is chock-full of blistering, ultra-complex, but extremely tuneful, some might say soulful riffs, jaw-dropping solos and a rhythm and bass section that's tighter than a gnat's chuff, all pulled together with astonishing speed and agression, tempered by the familiar bluesy edge that is pervasive on every Megadeth release: The high speed shred-fest Poison Was The Cure somehow glides seamlessly into Lucretia, which could be said to have a real "groove" to it, slowing the pace nicely to take you into the dark and brooding Dawn Patrol, before slamming you into the two part aural battering that is Rust In Peace...Polaris

Of course, Dave Mustaine's vocals are not everyone's cup of tea. he's sort of like Marmite; you either love him or hate him as he spits, wails and growls his lyrics, which of course, are not really all that relevant in this day and age, but at the time of original release, were unusualy poignant, when compared to songs like High Speed Dirt (a song about jumping out of a plane with no parachute... nice one Dave) on the later release; Countdown To Extinction. That said, this album is definately an example of Mustaine's vocals at their best.

In summary, I have always sat firmly on the Megadeth side of the old "Metallica or Megadeth, who is better?" debate, but just as a true metal classic on it's own, wheather you like Megadeth or not , if you dig thrash the way it was meant to be played, you must have this album.

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  • snowblind_supernaut published 12/11/2005
    More of a Metallica fan myself, nice review, but a bit more info. (track listing etc.) would really help. Cheers, E.
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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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