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My favorite thrash album,
This review is from: Rust in Peace (Audio CD)
For me personally, Megadeth was the premier thrash band. Metallica had nothing on former Metallica's guitarist Dave Mustaine and his band. Unlike Metallica, Megadeth managed to put out consistently good music. I am not really into speed metal (which is ironic since I love industrial music) but Megadeth was the band that I really got into. "Rust in Peace" made me a fan. I don't remember what compelled me to buy the album but I sure got an earful. It was heavy and intense. Fourteen years later, "Rust in Peace" still holds up well given the current circumstances of our country's foreign policies. Dave Mustaine didn't write your average angst-ridden lyrics. He delved into government conspiracies like "Hangar 18" and the notion of the government hiding UFOs out in Nevada. Dave and Marty Friedman's breakneck guitar playing complimented each other very well. Dave Ellefson is one of my favorite bassists of all time. He and (former) drummer Nick Menza gives the band the backbone the band needed. All the songs are great but I particularly am a big fan of the first two singles "Holy Wars..." and "Hangar 18". The music videos for those songs were excellent. That was when artists and bands made good, quality videos. Megadeth was one of those bands whose videos were always entertaining even if they were concert footage they still were good. For me, "Rust in Peace" is Megadeth's best album. It isn't stupid metal like Limp Bizkit or Korn whose buffoonery and whining gets on my last nerves.
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Initial post: Nov 9, 2008 8:25:40 PM PST
R. T. Pascalis says:
Totally agree. Best Megadeth album, ever and one of the top 10 in Metal history.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2010 9:37:27 PM PST
R. Epps Jr. says:
just make sure to get the non-remastered version. tons better
Posted on Feb 13, 2010 12:48:02 PM PST
this is an excellent album. question: what does speed metal have to do with industrial? most true industrial does not use guitar, and doesn't necessarily need to be fast...
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