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Rust In Peace

Megadeth

1990

Rust In Peace

Album Summary

Rust in Peace is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Megadeth, released on September 24, 1990 by Capitol Records. It was the first Megadeth album to feature lead guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza. The songs "Hangar 18" and "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due" were released as singles. A remixed and remastered version of the album featuring four bonus tracks was released in 2004. Since its release, Rust in Peace has often been named as one of the best thrash metal records of all time, by publications such as Decibel and Kerrang!, and listed in the reference book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the 33rd Grammy Awards. At the 1991 Foundations Forum, the album received a Concrete Foundations Award for "Top Radio Album" and the single "Hangar 18" won "Top Radio Cut" award.

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Rating

3.19

Votes

4520

Genres

  • Metal
  • Hard Rock
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5

Man, there's nothing quite like old-school speed metal. Is it a bit dated? Sure. But it still shreds so damn hard. The sheer, raw musicianship on display is out of this world. Really fun record.

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5

This album was really good. The speed or the drums the wails of the guitar and even though I'm not the biggest fan of the singers voice, it mixed so well with the instrumentals. I cannot say enough good things about the guitar work. The album starts strong with "holy wars..." but ramps it up with the next rrack("hanger 18") and even these 2 songs are a great showcase of the masterful guitar work. Also to note the drums fit so perfectly and just punch up the entire album. This is one of the greatest metal albums I've ever listened to, it's so relentless with its speed and precision. Even when it lets you take a break from head banging it(" five magics" 4 songs in) still delivers a true metal experience.

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5

OK, this one really surprised me. All those years ago as a teenage metalhead I quickly discovered that thrash metal just isn't the right subgenre for me. It simply didn't appeal to me and that included all the old legends such as Slayer and Sepultura (which I rated 1 and 2 stars respectively, when it was their turn in this album generator) and also Megadeth. For some reason Rust In Peace hit me in a completely different way this time though. It just sounds really good, the riffs are great, the groove is exactly right, the voice fits perfectly, the songs are well-structured; just a great album - regardless of if my teenager-self would have agreed or not. We learn and grow, I guess.

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5

Not an ounce of flab on this album. Crisp, lean, melodic, rhythmic, and incredible management of audio dynamics. One of the best in this genre. Standout tracks: Holy Wars, Take No Prisoners

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4

Not quite a five for me, but where do I begin ..... Holy Wars, Hangar 18, Tornado of Souls and Polaris to start... impeccable muscianship, Mustaines lyrics , their high point for sure - they don’t make it like this anymore kids 😕

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4

Whoa, what a lead in on Holy Wars. If you don't like guitars, you do now. Incredible work and at such a pace! Sorry, hard to type with a melted face. The album doesn't always keep up with the opener but it's still pretty impressive. The first 4 tracks are awesome from a music standpoint (Mustaine's voice is annoying). The next 3 are still good but each is up and down (awesome sequences surrounded by so-so ones). Tornado of Souls is a good example; it really cranks up around the 3min mark then settles back down to decent around the 4min mark. Of the final 3, I didn't care much for Dawn Patrol (My Creation was ok but brief) but the title track is almost as good as the first half of the album.

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5

When this came up I was not thrilled about more metal. Oh well, here goes... "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due" started and I was liking what I was hearing in the opening guitar. The lyrics were melodious expressing sentiments I could agree with. Is this me liking a Megadeth song? On to "Hangar 18" and I'm really digging it. Somehow I've plugged into this and... can repeated exposure to metal bands in this project turn me into a metal-head? "Take No Prisoners" takes off like a rocket. The guitar streaks through the opening and locks in on the melody as the drum starts kicking its ass. Fantastic stuff! The lyrics come in and… wow! If thrash metal has hooks Megadeth knows how to write them. Blown away by this song. "Five Magics" takes things down a notch and makes me want to get back into Dungeons & Dragons. Typical of their songs there are several killer guitar solos, not what I typically think of as my thing but man these are good... Is it me or is this album a lot of fun? "Poison Was The Cure" opens ominously and then explodes into Megadeth's high-speed thrills. Even if you hate this stuff you're delusional if you can't recognize the talent behind it... I love the witch cackle kicking off “Lucretia” and its lyrics. Yes, this is me loving some Megadeth. “Tornado of Souls” rocks! Incredible song. The music is intricate. Incredible performance. Then the guitar solo… holy crap! Wow wow wow! “Dawn Patrol” switches to a more ominous tone and much slower pace quite suitable to the seriousness of the lyrics. It is more frighteningly applicable today than when it was created. Should have heeded this song in 1990…. Who knew to go to Megadeth for environmental action songs? “Rust in Peace… Polaris” is sung from the perspective of a nuclear missile. Cool! Takes me back to my youth until I realize there are still nuclear missiles pointed at most of us today...may they all rust in peace. Feel like I'm getting a little Halloween treat as "My Creation" treats us to some Dr. Frankenstein serenading his monster. Love the abrupt ending. I'm sitting here with my hair blown back and a huge smile on my face... I went from dreading this listen to listening to RUST IN PEACE four times through already. I did not expect a topical, comprehensible, melodic, technical, downright fun listen... a real surprise!

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4

Bon album de megadeth. J’aime bcp ce groupe 4.5*

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4

This album is like an hour long and 50 minutes of that are tappin solos, if you like metal you're a virgin, but if you don't you're a bigger virgin

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4

A fun 40 minutes of catchy and accessible thrash metal with interesting themes and lyrics. Not too dense, a good handful of bangers, and doesn't outstay it's welcome. My only real criticism is that the depiction of John Major on the cover looks more like the Demon Headmaster. Rating: 4/5 Playlist track: Hangar 18 Date listened: 12/09/22

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In general I enjoyed this album. I'm not a huge fan of thrash, but I can appreciate it, particularly the great tone and precision. I have to ding this album for two reasons. The first is probably not fair, but there were times I felt like I was listening to Tenacious D, particularly songs like Holy Wars...the Punishment Due, Take No Prisoners, and Lucretia. These songs made me think of songs like Car Chase City and the Metal. It's not fair to ding an album because of songs that parody the style, but I had a hard time taking it seriously as a result. The other ding is deserved: there's a lot of lyrical cheesiness: "Welcome to our fortress tall" in Hangar 18 (but, to be fair, the song rocks). "A snake you were when we met" in Poison was the Cure. "Thermal count is rising/in perpetual writhing/the primordial ooze/and the sanity they lose" in Dawn Patrol (but I like the bass line in the song). "Immense in my girth, erect I stand tall" (Rust in Peace...Polaris). Ugh.

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3

The fourth album from Megadeth is just as "thrashy" as one would expect. The thrash metal songs whips you around from one to the next, but never getting boring. If you like fast, nasty jams on guitars and drums - including many guitar solos - than this is the album for you. The album was popular at release due to Megadeth's many tours with other prominent rock and metal bands, so it was no wonder that only 4 years later the album was certified platinum. This album defined a genre of metal music at the beginning of the 90's, and is still widely regarded as one of the best albums out there for thrash metal. Helluva-rocking good time!

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Oh yes, instrument-jerking, huge self awareness and cringe, how can anyone not like trash metal? At least the songs are not ridiculously long Cool mix tho

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Holy shit Megadeth is straight up loser metal

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Don't think I could make it through to the end of this thing. Pretty much the worse thing I could be given to listen to.

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This man likes... ellipses. Great technical playing, I really don't enjoy the vocals though.

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That’s a naw for me dawg.

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5

About as good as guitar gets. The solo in tornado of souls gets me everytime

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5

Another banger of an all time great metal album.

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5

I’d never listened to a megadeth album before. It was great

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5

This fucking album fucks! One of the all time best metal albums, period. every song on this album is a fucking banger and it gets you going on every track.

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5

YES! Beavis! This rocks! Classic thrash!

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5

peace in rust

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5

Awesome!

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5

One of the finest heavy metal albums ever made 5/5

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5

One of the best metal albums of all time!

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5

Like a cross between the Megaman and Doom soundtracks but more metal.

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5

Megadeth’s at their very best and quite possibly the pinnacle of thrash metal itself Give me Alchemy, give me Wizardry Give me Sorcery, Thermatology Electricity, magic if you please Master all of these, bring him to his knees I master five magics I give this five stars

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5

A fantastic record that really has it all. Hot guitar solos, riffs, a huge vocal range, and smart if somewhat edgy lyrics. Way ahead of their time. Somehow all their songs sound unique here. Hanger 18 is my favorite song off the album. I don't see any weak points here, so I'd have to rate it 9/10.

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5

One of the greatest Albums ever created. I knew this before though, so I might be biased.

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5

Megadeth’s best album. One of the essential metal records

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5

A masterpiece.

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5

Megadeth, baby. If you don't headbang to this at least just a little, I don't know what's wrong with you.

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5

5/5 - This album kicks ass

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5

I fucks wid it. Favorite track is Hangar 18.

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5

An absolute cracker

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5

Classic/10

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5

Incredible album, cannot remember the last time I listened to an album with so much raw energy bursting through it. Makes me want to run through a wall.

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5

Old but goldie

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5

One of the greatest metal albums

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5

That onion article might be the realest review out there

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5

One of the best metal albums

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5

Razor-sharp, unpretentious heavy metal.

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5

Fuck yes, five stars is the least I could give this masterpiece. This absolutely rips. Don't make 'em like this any more, do they?

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5

One of the best metal albums ever made, and certainly twice as good as anything Metallica recorded.

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5

A classic of thrash. Dave's vocals are a acquired taste I suppose you could say, but the music itself is great. After this it was diminishing returns but those first few Megadeth albums are beloved to many a metalhead.

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5

I, um, surprisingly really this album 👍

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5

An absolute class in Thrash Metal. There's honestly nothing new I can add to this album's discussion, but I'll try anyways. The overall sound is great, but Dave's singing might not be for everyone, I'm honestly inbetween liking Mustaine's vocals or not, since I don't dislike them but feel like Metallica's James Hetfield can give his songs the vocals they deserve, especially in the detour from thrash they were doing around this time (Load and Reload) and definitely in the actual thrash albums like Master Of Puppets, Ride The Lightning and my favourite: 2008's Death Magnetic. I honestly haven't been able to listen to any Anthrax or Slayer yet, so I can't compare the stuff that they were releasing at the time to this, but overall even if the output from those bands just happened to be better at the time, this is still definitely worth a listen if you enjoy Thrash. Dawn Patrol sucks ass though, jeez Dave stick to high lyrics

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5

yeah this is great - always liked it but it is much more accessible and melodious than I remembered.

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5

"the guitarrecord"; still sounds fresh and energizes

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5

Probably the greatest metal album of all time. Not MY favorite personally, but objectively the greatest. This album makes Metallica's best work look like child's play.

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5

Amazing thrash metal classic. Marty Friedman's brilliant guitar work brings this album to a new level. Peace Sells is still there best album but these is close second.

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5

El mejor disco de la historia del heavy. Aguante Megadeth. Mi primer 5 en este proyecto.

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5

I cannot handle how awesome this is. The song titles are SICK but also funny and not too self-serious. That's what I'd say about the whole album, honestly. These guys are having fun and we're just along for the ride. Some of the most insane guitar solos I've ever heard to boot. Crazy that tour de force albums like this are on the same list of albums as like 15 Elvis Costello snoozers

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5

classic

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5

It's bloody fantastic

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5

J@@@@

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5

I absolutely love this album. One of the all time great metal albums.

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5

5/5, one of the best thrash metal albums ever.

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5

RIP will always hold a special place in my heart, as well as metal history. The latter because IMO this was so good that this is why thrash had to fade out, there was no topping Dave’s new crew’s chemistry and his ability to balance harmony and anger. The former because this is one of the first metal CDs I got and fell in love with. And even if I ever have to sell off my collection, there is no way that I would part with my 1990 first edition- the remaster that reverbs Dave’s vocals is just not it. But this sounds as technically perfect as ever, even the (likely deliberate) imperfect moments. And I’ll always go to bat for “Dawn Patrol”, which is a neat little interlude before the deadly finish. I don’t think that I can give this a full A due to Dave’s politics and Junior’s recent problems. I’m still willing to compromise for 5 stars and accept that Dave has always had his foot in his mouth (we wouldn’t have “Holy Wars” if he didn’t say some particularly insensitive shit, for instance), and Junior’s creepy behavior is a seemingly more recent development. All I know is that I feel like putting it back on.

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5

I thought this was going to be passable, but didn't have high hopes. I thought I knew what Megadeth sounded like and I didn't think I liked it. Turns out I was wrong and this is a great album! I listened to it all the way through like 4 times in a row. I don't really care for Mustaine's vocals, but they're easy enough to get over. The rest is excellent. 5/5

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5

What a classic. I had this CD when I was 13 or so. It kind of makes me sad that grunge and "alternative" music played such a big role in this genre of music becoming less popular. I was totally one of those kids who absolutely loved metal but within a couple years wasn't really listening to it anymore.

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5

Wicked

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5

A surprise 5 star from me! What a blast! Apparently thrash metal hyped me up big time. Guitar solos were insane!

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5

Nothing to say here; an essential metal album.

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5

Ridiculous, mind-bending riffs that border on orchestral at certain points. An incredible thrash record. Favorite tracks: "Tornado of Souls", "Five Magicks"

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4

Metal is a lot of fun and rust in peace is peak.

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4

Alltså, det här är fan rätt bra.

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4

Simply love Megadeth! Definitely one of their better albums!

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4

Classic thrash metal album. Great musicianship - Marty Friedman's guitar and Nick Menza's drums, in particular. Music to motivate. Always much preferred Megadeath to Metallica. A truly great and inspiring metal record.

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4

Classic album. So good!

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4

This album fucking rips!

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4

\m/

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4

Not a fan of the vocals, but the guitar work is great

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4

One of the best Trash Metal albums of the history

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4

Some corny tracks, but shreds overall

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4

Definitely in the love it or hate it category. This is Megadeth at the top of their trash game though, so I have to give it props.

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4

Great album

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4

4 thrash metal go crazy

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4

Solid album. Love it. Best lineup of the band.

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4

-I like "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" and I especially liked the guitar shred towards the end -I like the clear chorus in "Tornado of Souls" -I like change of pace in "Dawn Patrol" -Some of the album felt same-y, but overall I enjoyed it and will be doing more listening

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4

Like every Megadeth (is that really how they spell it?) album I've checked out, it has awesome artwork and incredibly intricate music. I'm not in love with Mustaine's voice or lyrics, but that's a minor complaint. Overall a really fun metal album 4/5

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4

A band I somehow missed completely when they were around. Definitely heard the band's name a lot, and I knew Dave Mustaine's name as well, but had not listened to this album or any Megadeth before. I almost never listen to any thrash metal (very little metal of any kind, really -- nothing against it, just not super into it), but I am really enjoying this album. They play amazingly well, so wild and airtight at the same time. How can they stay in time so perfectly well at that speed? Wow. The guitar playing is fantastic. I'm indifferent about the vocals, although the style makes sense for what they are doing. Definitely have respect for what they created and recorded here.

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4

I don’t like thrash metal, but this album rocked. The guitar is amazing. You can actually hear the words. Amazing.

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4

Loved the guitar. Will listen to this album again to give it more consideration and pay more attention.

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4

Temas rápidos y bastante virtuosismo

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4

Megadeth never were and never will be even on the same level as Metallica for me, but this is a really good album.

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4

I enjoyed this one. A lot. Surprise! When the first track, "Holy Wars...the Punishment Due" started, I thought, "I'm noticing the guitars and I like what they're doing. I'm noticing the drums and I like what they're doing. It's not boring and it's not noise. I'm moving with the music." Dave Mustaine, as I would notice through the whole album, did interesting, varied, and effective things with his voice. You get that change in tempo and the scary deep voice comes out, and it was so cool. "Take No Prisoners" employed a heavy metal backup call-and-response chorus, and I realized that there needs to be more of that. This one made me want to move my body. "Five Magics" went from the anti-war themes into a bit of geekery. Extra points for bringing "wyverns" into it. Extra points for the Exorcist voice effects and the demon backup singer "Possessed with hellish torment!" I love the cackle at the beginning of "Lucretia." And this song gets a little jazzy and swingy in a way I much appreciate. "Lucretia rocks away...yay!" "Dawn Patrol" is a 30-year-old warning about climate change done in a creaky, creepy voice. "We end our lives as moles." "Rust in Peace...Polaris" was inspired by an anti-nuke bumper sticker. Wow! Last comment is that while I usually have a hard time with guitar solos, I really liked these, and I couldn't tell you why, but I did.

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4

Great thrash album

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I've actually never listened to Megadeth before this album. I wasn't that much into metal in my teens although I liked some. This album was intense. I loved the riffs in most of the songs, especially Holy Wars, Hanger 18 and Tornado of Souls. Can definitely hear their influence in some of the modern metal that I know.

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I have heard a few Megadeth songs, but not many. Fun fact: Marty Friedman (guitarist) went to high school here in Laurel, MD. Mustaine’s vocals… take a bit to get used to. But the musicianship is clearly there. You can clearly see the line of evolution from Metallica to Megadeth.

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4

Zo ontzettend goed, echt een klassieker

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Never thought I’d like more thrash metal than Metallica, but this is great. The vocals get a little annoying but so much fun to listen to and even more fun to notice their technical skill.

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4

Classic album and classic album cover. I will never get used to Dave Mustaine's voice but that's okay. Great experience to listen through again.

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metal af (but not screamo so thats good). would be very tough on guitar hero.

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Molta carica, il giusto mood e il giusto "peso". 3 stelle e mezzo, arrotondate per eccesso.

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Another angry man with ginger hair thrashes about religion, politics, warfare, fights against drug and alcohol addiction, UFO conspiracy theories and even the Marvel Comics character Punisher. You can practically smell the BO and Lynx Africa from here. Best Tracks: Holy Wars... The Punishment Due; Hangar 18; Tornado of Souls

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4

What can I say? Thrash at its peak

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Joskus yläaste-heviaikoina yritin kuunnella megadethiä ja sillon ei napannu, mut kyl tää oli aika kovaa tykitystä.

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3.5/5 Guitar is good, vocals/lyrics take or leave

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Мастейн красавчик! Хетфилду пизды дал!

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4

Loved it

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I am not the biggest Thrash metal fan but Megadeth is always pretty solid.

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4

A classic in 80s thrash

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I've listened to a lot of metal throughout the years, but to this day, 'Hanger 18' remains one of my all-time favourite metal songs, and my favourite Megadeth track. It's no secret that the shortcoming of Megadeth's music has always been Dave Mustaine's voice, but on 'Hanger', he manages to mostly avoid his signature squeaky, nasally sound and deliver a decent vocal performance that really works with the rest of the song. Then again, this being Megadeth, we're here for the guitar virtuosity of Mustaine and, on 'Rust In Peace', Marty Friedman. And holy shit, is that on full display in 'Hanger 18'. The solo trade-offs in the final portion of the song, interspersed with that fantastically heavy riff, is just genius. Putting aside my love of that particular track, there's lots to enjoy on this album. 'Holy Wars' is another Megadeth staple, and for good reason - the face-melting nature of its opening, its well-known flamenco-style interlude, the sheer head-banging goodness of the remainder - yeah, that's a hell of a track. Fortunately, while many of these other tracks are forgettable vocally and lyrically, god damn does the music really shine. 'Take No Prisoners' and 'Five Magics' are great examples, particularly the insane guitar solo work at the end of 'Magics'. And then, after what's a gradual, slow-paced beginning to 'Poison Was the Cure', it just erupts in this incredibly energetic, thrash-y riff that carries the song into its brief yet brilliant ending solo. The remaining songs on the album are all worthwhile, particularly 'Tornado of Souls'. 'Dawn Patrol' is a surprising addition, bringing a much slower-paced, brooding element to the album. All in all, a seminal album of the thrash metal era, and arguably Megadeth's best. 4.5/5.

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4

Lekker album

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Fun and fast paced. Seems like it always develops in a way I would not have expected, and the fretboards must have been smoking when they recorded this. Not overly impressed by the lyrics, but I suppose that isn't the point in this genre.

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4

I still prefer Metallica. Something about Mustaine's vocals just seems a bit off to me, but there is no denying that this is a fun record and that the guitar could disintegrate a young child off the mortal plane. The album art is really funny to me for some reason. Gently stroke the alien tube.

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I have always tended to avoid Megadeth because I really can't be bothered with Mustaine's voice, his guitar wankery or his bleating about Metallica being mean to him. As a general rule I prefer my thrash more punk and less ginger but I surprisingly really enjoyed the shiny big hooks and proto-prog metal bits going on here.

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The result of of a threesome involving Scrappy Doo, Richard Madeley and a self employed wellness guru named Breeze. A real hate fuck between the three of them.

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I’m not as fond of thrash metal as I am of hard rock or pst-thrash Metallica style metal, but Megadeath is solid. I like this and remember well when it came out commercially.

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3.5

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Better than the last Megadeth album I reviewed. Love this.

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Неожиданно, но звучит крайне драйвово и приятно. Мне понравился альбом.

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4

Thrashtastic.

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Brilliant, superb riffs throughout and never feels like too much.

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Rust in Peace is certainly a thrashterpiece, I’m just partial to Peace Sells when it comes to Megadeth. 4.5

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Believe it or not, but I've never actually listened to this classic apart from Hangar 18 (which is still my favourite Megadeth track out of the ones I've heard). This thing is filled to burst with riffs and the production sounds fantastic. I'm just not a big fan of Mustaine's vocals but instrumentally this is near flawless for me.

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4, great

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7/10. Actually pretty good

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One of the most impressive thrash metal bands out there. The most progressive of the big 4, they combine a hair metal 80s style (especially in the vocals) with experimental effects, constantly evolving their songs by the minute. The intro track "Holy Wars" is the perfect example, where you get comfortable in one phase of the song before an abrupt riff comes out of nowhere and pulls your attention elsewhere. All of them do this to some extent. The lyrics are awesome, painting gruesome scenes full of danger and spite. Everyone is super talented, and the production is incredibly impressive. There sounds to be hardcore influence in songs like "Tornado of Souls." I'm a fan of most of the songs, even though it can be hard to identify between them at times (but that goes for metal in general). Good mix of hardcore speed metal and the creepier groove tracks.

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I liked this best I think of the metal selections on the list so far. A lot of variety in the sound, not just chunka-chunka drone or endless shreddy solos. Though somewhat given to the typical metal sin of pompous self-importance, there seemed to be some humor in the lyrics too. The singing didn’t favor clear articulation though, and I couldn’t catch most of the words. At times the singing got overly caricature and affected too, really my only gripe with this (and a minor one, mostly the singing fit the music well, but it was definitely the weaker point).

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4

Some great early thrash metal, I think it still holds up today.

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4

Great album, very fast, very heavy, very 80s sounding. If Dave had stayed in Metallica, they could have made the same album over and over again as well!

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4

Pretty good. Not always been heavily into thrash but this stands out in the genre!

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This was a surprisingly good album. I've listened to and not disliked Megadeth whenever one of my friends played it, but this is the first album that really stands out. An absolute masterpiece of the thrash era. Musically, especially the first couple of songs, are the absolute top. And whatever you think of Mustaines voice, it surely adds a uniquely Megadeth sound.

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Heavy metal is one of my favorite genres, and this is a classic thrash metal album. However, analyzing it in this list's context, I think it is a classical within the metal community and not a classical album for music history. It deserves some space when considering 1001 albums? maybe, but I'm not sure, even though it is an excellent Megadeath release. The songs are lovely, and the album sounds good, despite some repetitiveness.

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Loved it!!

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Hey black sabbath, do your very best metallica impression.

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Metal masterpiece

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Probably the best Megadeth album. I'd still put on Slayer or Metallica and probably Anthrax over it but it hits hard.

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never boring! very good album, I’m just not a very huge fan of metal.

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Ok

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I made the mistake of trying to listen to this on earbuds this morning. It sounded weak and artificial. It lacked heaviness, despite itself. This evening I played again with my bigger headphones. Proper cans. Automatically transformed it into its true, ridiculous, heavy self. Lesson learned. Metal is for the evening and big headphones.

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Their best record.

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Badass

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Good!

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4.5

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-S Tier- Holy Wars…Punishment Due Lucretia Dawn Patrol -A Tier- Hangar 18 Five Magics Poison Was the Cure -B Tier- Tornado of Souls Rust in Peace...Polaris -C Tier- Take No Prisoners -D Tier- ***n/a*** AVG SCORE: 3.89 - - - Mustaine may trend a little more traditional in the world of Metal than I prefer -- and for that reason I think his separation from Metallica was best for everyone -- but this is a solid album top-to-bottom. There is nothing truly skippable on the entire tracklist, and there are plenty of serious bangers.

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This is a group who has clearly perfected their sound. The guitar on this whole album is unreal and the drum beats are fun. I'm not much of a metalhead, but this album has definitely sucked me in, Hangar 18 in particular.

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...I think I like Megadeth now.

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3,5/5

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Not my kinda music, but still listenable

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Better than I expected - I can see why it is popular with the metal crowd. Thumbs up!

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Didn't enjoy the vocals as much as the rest of it. But good classic metal

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meh, i like fast guitar.. but his voice

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Didn’t give it the attention I should have but seemed more interesting than I was expecting

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Im Vergleich mit den meisten anderen Alben dieser Liste eine Wohltat ohne häufige Kritikpunkte. Hätte nicht gedacht, dass ich das mal über ein Megadeath-Album sagen würde.

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Shredding guitar virtuoso from mustaine and Friedman. Really good, great sound but tracks can blend into each other.

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Uma pegada consistente do começo ao fim, sem nenhum som que realmente se destaque, porém um bom álbum.

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This is quite naff but I enjoyed it more than I expected. 'Hangar 18' is sick and 'Rust in Peace... Polaris' sounds like a Kyle Mooney bit

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That's megadeth.

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3.6 - Transcendent guitar and impeccable speed metal playing. Not sure about the sci-fi lyrics and some of the “tough guy” vocals that sometimes sound goofy. This was my first listen so it might click more after a couple more whirls.

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Never gonna be something I'd listen to, but it's more tuneful than I expected and the talent of the musicians is impressive

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This was metal alright. Nothing craaaazy but sick guitar

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This was fine, definitely a bit much for my taste tho.

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A little heavy but pretty good. 0RS

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thrash is not really my thing, okay-ish.

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Good soundtrack to crash things.

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Listened to this w Jami April maki g Mexican lasagna and sloppy joes

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3

Nothing stands out

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Heavy metal. Surprisingly good.

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never been a big fan of megadeth, not a bad album though

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not my type of metal, but good listen

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3.5

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Almost a 4

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Decent on first listen, was playing Tony Hawks 2 at the time. Title track was the main stand out and also the 2nd song on the album - Hangar 18, with an honorable mention to the instrumental type opening which was great. First listen definitely piqued interest, but have not got many natural compartors as not as punky as my usual heavy guitar stuff. Think it warrants a few relistens to properly judge.

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There are some weird interludes that I don't much care for. Some of these songs are impossible to deny bangers even as someone who doesn't listen to metal music.

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Much more palatable than I expected from a band called “Megadeth”

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W tym tygodniu metal wjechal ostro po kablach, bo kolejna kucowata banda, o ktorej pierwsze slysze, ale jednak maskotke kojarze, bo pan szkieleto zombiak na okladce, ktora o dziwo robi jakis sens i nawiazuje do kontentu plyty a nie tylko ladnie wyglada, jest dosc charakterystyczny za sprawa swoich featurow, wiec zdzewienie w spokoju lub pokoju to czwarta plyta hamerykanskiej bandy megasmierciowej, negatywnie nastawiony bylem po ostatnim metalowym odsluchu, bo znowu katowac te darcia ryja i to drugi raz w tym samym tygodniu, ale jednak klimat plyty jest zupelnie inny, ona o czyms jest, ma koncept od poczatku do konca wyraznie rozpisany, nie ma tutaj wycia mordy z haslami powera numbera ones, ale raczej bardziej przypominajace hardo rokowy styl lirycznej ekspresji, jesli nie liczyc dziwnych wstawek bakujacych wokali, ktore lubia sie pojawiac gdzieniegdzie, zazwyczaj jako pohukujace szouty aprobacji, jesli natomiast mialbym porownywac instrumentalne panterowanie z rustem, to widac olbrzymia roznice miedzy tymi dwoma nagranami, to znaczy slychac dwa rozne podejscia do masteringu, gatunek ten sam, skladowo instrumentalnie podobnie, ale rust jest o wiele prostszy w odsluchu nie ma takich fajerwerkow jak na panterowym walku, ze drumsy robia dokola swiata po kanalach co daje zludzenie ich wszech obecnosci, u dethow natomiast jesli cos jest na jednym kanale, to zostaje na nim do konca, dla takiego laika metalowego rust jest o wiele prostszym odsluchem, gdzie dodatkowo moge posluchac bardziej lub mniej ciekawyc konceptow lirycznych, zwiazanych z okladkowymi alienami, nuklearkami, swiatowymi mocami, religiami, jak przystalo na metalowanie, co mnie natomiast najbardziej zabolalo na tej plycie, to dosc czeste gitarkowe solowania i tempo kawalkow przychodzace na mysl skojarzenia do speedowanego metalu, dosc wysokie wokalne popisy takze w niektorych miejsach moglyby byc troche mniej wysokie, ale jak na album kucowaty, to zaskakujaco dobrze sie bawilem z tym pickiem, wplyw na to mial pewnie czas trwania materialu, bo 44 minuty, to nie za duzo, a jednoczesnie wystarczajaco dlugo, zeby pokazac swoje towary, na plejke wrzuce historie z hangaru 18 i tornado of souls

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Good metal album, great first 2 tracks and the rest is ok too

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While not my go-to genre, it is hard to argue with the musicianship and skill that are on display in this album. Megadeth has swooping melodies and solos as they play hard and fast in an album that shows why they are held in such high regard among Metalheads. The weakest part is the vocals, which lack any sort of bite - especially in comparison to Metallica, the spawning group for Megadeth.

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Pretty alright. 6/10

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Great album. The opening track shows the awesome guitar playing on this album. Tornado of souls and hangar 18. Stand out tracks. The album also flows very well.

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Not bad, sounds dated

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Great guitars, didn't like the vocals.

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I like this better than Metallica. It's tight as tight, but with a bit more noise to it. Funnier, in a deadpan, angst-ridden way. Lightning fast guitar shredding, but without descending into mere typing exercises. Punk attitude and not-dumb lyrics make this tolerable. just melodic enough to make re-listenable.

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meh. if I were 14 maybe.

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Instrumentally very good, but dragged down by bad vocals.

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God damn, I said god damn, these guys were tight. Not a big fan of their music, but they could play. Countdown was def the better album, but this one certainly holds it's place in the developing the genera.

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It's not Megadeth's fault I'm more of a Doom / Sludge / Slow Metal guy. But, beyond technical proficiency, I just don't get the appeal of speed metal.

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Un altre dels grans clàssics del thrash que per mi no passa de bon disc, amb algun tema destacat, com 'Hangar 18' o 'Tornado of Souls'. A l'igual que 'Reign in Blood', sempre m'han semblat més autènticament clàssics altres discos posteriors, com en el cas de Megadeth 'Countdown to Extinction'... però això no treu que sigui un dels grans renombrats de l'època, i molt disfrutable

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did not expect to like this album as much as i do, a solid piece of work. did not like poison was the cure, there’s just so much happening in that tune

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So that’s metal

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Not bad but lacking any standout things, just too "standard"

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Cool riffs and guitar, can’t deny Mustaine his credit. But the songs are overall missing some life to them, and the stale production always seems to be always missing something to take the album further. The vocals are also hard to listen to. They sound amateur.

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Irgendwie geil. Tolles Tempo, sauberer Sound und Melodien, die ganz schön catchy, ja fast poppig wirken und dennoch roh genug vorgetragen werden. Gefällt mir weit besser, als so vieles ausm Genre. Dazu diese niemals verjährte Haltung zu Politik und Religion, die verlässlich Anlass zur Kritik geben. Kein Wunder, dass Metall sich von 68er Weltverbesserern abspaltete, als Hippies zum Mainstream mutierten. 3.4

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Não aprecio

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I really don't listen to much metal. Not really my thing. The guitar solos in this are pretty great, and it's fast and hard and all that is good. But the vocals annoy me. I liked it more than I expected to

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This was a really solid metal album and enjoyed it. 7/10.

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Very solid metal album. Nothing groundbreaking, but decent tracks throughout.

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Strong Musical performances and cutting lyrics stop this the album from feeling one- note by it’s end for me.

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The riffs are pretty glorious here, as is the cover art. I mean, what the hell is that cover even saying? I love whatever that story is. But the lyrics in the songs are pretty rough and I wish I couldn't tell what he was saying. Like if Mustaine was just constantly screaming non-sensically, I might enjoy that more. But this is pretty fun anyway.

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On ehkä vähän vanhentunut ja meininki välillä huvittaa, mutta osuu silti about siihen tyylisuuntaan metallista, josta vielä jaksan nauttia.

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It is very clear that Dave Mustaine did time in Metallica before moving on to his own joint. He's clearly not a great vocalist, but does he need to be? Megadeth serve catchy, camp and snarling song after song, never relenting.

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Thrash rock. Not bad, if you're in the right mood. Probably a 3.2

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Not my favourite but good guitar work

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Too heavy for my tastes

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They're no Metallica... But they shred.

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Not a big fan of metal music. This album was so-so. I think it has some interesting moments from good guitar riffs to vocals, but will not listen to it again

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