Megadeth
Rude Awakening


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dethtrasher USER (232 Reviews)
September 2nd, 2005 | 19 replies | 8,077 views


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


2 of 3 thought this review was well written

This album is a live-recorded double cd which contains some of the yet greatest songs Dave wrote before his arm injury. Dave’s voice is not at its peak in this album, some timrs it sounds like Dave is trying to catch his breath while singing. Degrasso throws sometimes in a few long drumfills which is added in She-Wolf, very annoying in my point of view. The drum fills are bad and uninteresting but situations like this are rare. Otherwise it sounds very good except that Ellefson’s bass is a little weak in a few songs compared to their previous records.

The songs are both old and new, from Mechanix to Peace Sells to Hangar 18 and so on. Some of the songs are played in a faster tempo compared to the original tempos, this is clearly heard in A Tout Le Monde. Holy Wars is much better performed than it is in album version, in the album version it has those tiny stops in the riffs which is played short after the intro section.

Recommended Tracks
The tracks I can think of recommending is Tornado Of Souls, A Tout Le Monde, In My Darkest Hour and Holy Wars. The rest of the songs are neither good or bad in any way but these are the best sounding tracks of the album. A Tout Le Monde is great because of the clear semi- acoustic intro and when the fans sings along, it is slightly turned up in pase but it dosen’t ruin the song. Remember that this band plays a very technical and unique style of thrash metal and Dave has to play guitar and sing which is alot harder.

Pros
Good mix of songs
Clear recording
The instruments are loud and clear

Cons
Dave’s voice
Jimmy’s drum sections

Final rating: 4/5

The Line Up
Dave Mustaine – Lead/rhythm guitars, vocals
Al Pitrelli – Lead/rhythm guitar, backing vocals
David Ellefson – Bass, backing vocals
Jimmy Degrasso – Drums



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Jawaharal
September 2nd 2005



1832 Comments


I don't like megadeth that much. Dave's vocals are awful. I love the cover art for this cd though.

spoon_of_grimbo
September 4th 2005



2240 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i've got used to dave's voice, i gotta say i actually like it now! obviously jimmy's drums are never gonna match nick menza's in ability and style, but hes not as bad as you say. although dave's vocals aren't totally amazing on this recording, it has to be said that the only song he REALLY fucks up is Train Of Consequences. He actually sounds drunk on that one, with all the words slurred together!

Overall, a good album, and i agree with ur four star rating Dethtrasher.

Dethtrasher
September 22nd 2005



2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

If you listen to Megadeth you either love or hate Dave's voice.

The D
January 23rd 2006



5 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

^So true. I personally love his voice. It's... unique.

Neoteric
January 23rd 2006



3243 Comments


I love Megadeth but I find Dave's voice annoying at times.

Diabulus in musica
January 26th 2006



485 Comments


daves voice is veery annoying all the time....i liked the four horsemen better than mechanix

this_is_my_omega
February 24th 2006



2 Comments


i bought the dvd version of Rude Awakening today, it's pretty sweet. I like Dave's voice tbh, my only problem with it is that Al Pitrelli isn't a tenth as good as Marty Friedman

Neoteric
February 24th 2006



3243 Comments


The tracks I can think of recommending is Tornado Of Souls,

Dave's voice is horrible on that song.

briax
April 12th 2006



1 Comments


they really should have done a dvd when it was the earlier line-up involving friedman

Dwoggie
May 6th 2006



17 Comments


yeah... Nick and Marty... were thre best 2 members in the band... (not counting Dave and David)....

As for Mustains voice... I love it... dunno why I guess its grown on me.... But sometimes it tweeks....


Homesliceman
October 26th 2006



582 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Al Pitrelli is an AMAZING guitarist! If you listen to his solos, you wilol notice that a lot of them were copied pretty well note for note.This Message Edited On 10.26.06

Dethtrasher
November 1st 2006



2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I first got Youthanasia and I was hooked after that, you can try Peace Sells, Youthanasia, CTE and of course Rust In Peace.

Apocalyptic Raids
March 13th 2008



810 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

probably the worst live album I've ever heard

Arcaeus
April 28th 2008



97 Comments


probably the worst live album I've ever heard


Fail. =]

MentalityOfA
October 17th 2009



1213 Comments


Like the album cover.

TheHamburgerman
October 29th 2009



1284 Comments


Killer cover.

Metalheadfan2500
October 22nd 2010



20 Comments


Dave's voice is fucking cool

NeroCorleone80
October 22nd 2010



28669 Comments


ya it is pretty good, but theres better in the genre

Digging: Howlin Wolf - Howlin' Wolf/Moanin' in the Moonlight

Moople
June 22nd 2013



228 Comments


rip dethtrasher



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