Megadeth
Rust in Peace


5.0
classic

Review

by sonictheplumber STAFF USER (107 Reviews)
August 4th, 2010 | 97 replies | 8,587 views


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist

Review Summary: 5 on sheer principle.

15 of 18 thought this review was well written

Right from the very beginning, this album rules. The chaotic and psychotic and neurotic (?) riffs of Holy Wars...The Punishment are cooler than ice being frozen by a frost staff. After some hard riffage, we are treated with Dave's snarling snarls of snarliness, and he sounds like a true angel...of death. And once again, he's pissed. But in 1990, does he really have a reason to be pissed? He's got the tightest and most technical (and most pissed) band in all of metaldom, and his recently employed Marty Friedman is like a Steve Vai without all the magic tricks and scarves...a true guitar hero. David Ellefson is now the best bassist in metal, because Steve Harris's band Iron Maiden recently put out a piss-poor record, and Cliff Burton is dead as a doornail. And the new drummer, Nick Menza, makes Gar Samuelson look like a dead guy. What, too soon? Suck it baby, this is Megadeth.

After the chaos of Holy Wars, we are treated with Hangar 18, so basically, more brutal chaos. The song is awesome enough because of its subject matter (aliens) but its amazingnicity is enhanced by the guitar-off at the end of the song between Dave and Marty. And Take No Prisoners? Featuring one of the most chanted lines in metal that I don't even have to say, it is surely a gem. Five Magics, on the other hand, kinda gets too technical, and a bit in over its head for this particular listener, but after the somewhat lackluster Five Magics, we are treated with Poison Was The Cure, a two-and-a-half minute thrashsterpiece which brings back memories of Dave's early days with Megadeth, where the songs were short but just as anger-fueled. Lucretia is absolutely ridiculous, but in a good way. I promise. About a ghost, it begins with an old lady laughing, which may cause some listeners to go "what?" but then the hard riffage kicks the listener right in the teeth. In fact, it knocks the skin of of your teeth by being so hard and cool.

And don't even get me started on Tornado of Souls. It deserves its own paragraph. It's like Megadeth's Let it Be, their Kashmir, it's simply mind-numbingly brutal-awesome-metal. Duhduhduhduhduhdundundunndunnndundundundundundun THIS MORNING I MADE THE CALLLLLL. You know it, you love it. Dave is an absolute riff machine, and the ever-present bass of the OTHER Dave is a nice treat for metal listeners who usually only hear bass in Iron Maiden records. And that short but oh-so-sweet solo towards the end, played masterfully by the God of Earth, Marty Friedman? Makes me melt every time.

After the short filler song Dawn Patrol (which, to put it bluntly, sucks) we are served up a nice dish of rust...Rust in Peace, that is. dot dot dot Polaris. An excellent and angry way to end an excellent and angry record, it's packed with Nick Menza's drum-prowess and filled with bass and snarls and brutal riffs and everything that goes great in a Megadeth song.

So let's get one thing straight: This album rocks the socks of rock n' roll. Dave is a genius, I am a fanboy, blah blah blah. Buy this now. If you like war, aliens, anti-government, and nuclear wars and awesome riffs and solos of sheer sweetness of excellence, and the snarls of metal's angriest player, buy this.



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TheBloodTypo
August 4th 2010



757 Comments


It reads too much like an eight year-old wrote it, and it was entirely unnecessary. There're five other 5 reviews, and 3 4.5's.

Terrifyer
August 4th 2010



3403 Comments


pos'd

cause rust in peace

Prolapse
August 4th 2010



4370 Comments


i like i pos

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 4th 2010



30316 Comments


This is one of the dumber things I've read on this site

Digging: L'Orange - The Orchid Days

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 4th 2010



30316 Comments


Explain the philosophical underpinnings to me

Mordecai.
August 4th 2010



8256 Comments


gross

XulOnerom
August 4th 2010



1817 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It reads too much like an eight year-old wrote it, and it was entirely unnecessary. There're five other 5 reviews, and 3 4.5's.


This is one of the dumber things I've read on this site


Haters gonna hate

I'm pos'ing this like the motherfucking fist of the northstar

Ire
August 4th 2010



41474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

sup returntorock

scissorlocked
August 4th 2010



3483 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

they killed my wife and my baby

Digging: Fantastic Mr Fox - Sketches

kingjulian
August 4th 2010



1294 Comments


"After some hard riffage, we are treated with Dave's snarling snarls of snarliness, and he sounds like a true angel...of death. And once again, he's pissed."

*cringe

Lunarfall
August 4th 2010



3177 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

most overrated album on this site by far

KILL
August 5th 2010



67191 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

sup lunarFAIL

great review as always sonic! although i dont think dawn patrol sucks just listen to that bassline holy shit

Ire
August 5th 2010



41474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ohmygod he's here

ShadowRemains
August 5th 2010



19445 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

most overrated album on this site by far


there is stuff waaaay more overrated than this on this site...

and that's not just because i gave this a 5

sup KILL

Ire
August 5th 2010



41474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

most overrated album on this site by far


coming from someone who gave a kayo dot album a 5

TRMshadow
August 5th 2010



4982 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

^^^ THis

Ire
August 5th 2010



41474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

omg we are super friends now!!!

rasputin
August 5th 2010



14504 Comments


coming from someone who gave a kayo dot album a 5

lol

Ire
August 5th 2010



41474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

no offence bro

Smalley
August 5th 2010



108 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Are you skipping over So Far, So Good...?



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