Megadeth
Rust in Peace


5.0
classic

Review

by dannyboy89 USER (31 Reviews)
January 28th, 2012 | 16 replies


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Megadeth's magnum opus. A thrash metal essential.

There will always persistone big question among metal fans: Who was better out of the Big Four?

Is it Metallica, one of the most comercially succesful metal acts of all time? Is it Megadeth, famed for being a technical metal band, and 2nd to Metallica in terms of financial success? Is it Anthrax, by far the least serious of the 4, and known for being the DIY thrash act? Or does the title belong to Slayer, which is often touted as one of the most extreme metal acts of all times?

I'm not going to answer that question, but i will say that the case could be made for Megadeth on a number of reasons: the varied and often complex riffing of Dave Mustaine; the epic leads of such guitar players as Chris Poland, Marty Friedman and Chris Broderick; and the overall feel the records give you (no two Megadeth records are the same, which is why you'll find a need to hear at least all of the first five to get a complete appreciation of the band).

The band does have weaknesses though: Dave Ellefson has got nothing on Cliff Burton and Frank Bello; Dave Mustaine, whilst a great lyricist, plain sucks at times when it comes to vocals; and the drumming is good, but not quite my opinion of virtuosity. That being said, this represents to me one of the best heavy metal records ever made. The atmosphere is impressive, and makes you feel truly entranced.

The opener is "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due". An epic metal classic, this spectacular song crushes and tears apart everything in it's path with awesome riffs and solos (counting an acoustic guitar part as well). Next we have "Hangar 18" which features some of the band's best guitar solos. After going midway through the album you get "Tornado of Souls" which features yet another impressive guitar solo. There's also other great songs here: "Take No Prisoners", "Poison Was the Cure", "Five Magics" and "Rust in Peace... Polaris".

Every song on this record is great, from start to finish, and there is little doubt that production here is impeccable. The segments are all around well established, and you really will want to hear this again and again long after your first listen.



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bloc
January 28th 2012


34919 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

5 or fuck off

Good review

dammets
January 28th 2012


2035 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

None So Vile and Rust in Peace reviews m/

ConsiderPhlebas
January 28th 2012


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Unusually concise for someone so new to reviewing. Have a pos my good man.

DeadBeat
January 28th 2012


529 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The guitar work is godlike, no other Thrash band will ever top this

Willie
Moderator
January 28th 2012


16049 Comments

Album Rating: 4.4

Don't post anymore reviews until this one has left the front page. I understand that you want to get these all out, but be patient and have some courtesy for other users.

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NeutralThunder12
January 28th 2012


8742 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i dont wanna sound like a dick but the review is terrible, love the album though

Parallels
January 28th 2012


6642 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

IN THE EYE OF THE TORNADO

paxman
January 28th 2012


4084 Comments


You better listen to Willie, he's the big daddy round these parts.

Killerhit
January 28th 2012


5254 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

TODAY I MADE THE CALL

TomArnoldsArmpit
January 28th 2012


3012 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

rules

Shiduba
January 28th 2012


424 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Review could be a bit better and longer and stuff but who cares, best metal album ever.

DarthMann
January 28th 2012


13815 Comments


roolz m/

johnnydeking29
January 28th 2012


9231 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

classic, try writing more in future reviews; you've got a good style of doing it

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fulgrim
January 28th 2012


1542 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

correct rating.

dannyboy89
January 29th 2012


12030 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

@ Willie: I'll try and follow your advice.
@ NeutralThunder: Yes, the review needs work. I'll get into a deeper analysis soon.

I guess I'll stick to ratings for a while.

miketunneyiscool123
September 21st 2014


659 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

A thrash essential? More like THEEE thrash essential.

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