Review Summary: Incredible
Kicking things off with Last Rites/Loved To Deth was a smart move for Megadeths debut, Killing Is My Business. It had a nice clean vocal section, that left the listener completely ***ing unprepared for the utter riff fest of an album that was about to come along and *** their day up. THIS is raw thrash at its finest, and im Killemall666 to talk you through the reasons for this.
First off, the Mustaine/Poland duo is the finest guitar pairing Megadeth have ever had. *** your notions of Friedman/Mustaine, Poland and Mustaine worked together a lot better, and the leads here are a lot better written. The riff work is some of the tightest the band ever put together, being primarily just a way to prove Mustaine could play a lot faster than his old band, Metallica ever could. And it works.
Dave's vocals on here are his absolute best, and really do the album a great deal of good. He is not a good singer, but there is not a single ***ing vocalist out there who could take these songs as well as Dave did. Loved To Deth, Rattlehead, Mechanix, These Boots and the rest of the songs on here are taken with utter raw thrashing energy by Dave vocally, which is what i expect to hear when i listen to Megadeth, instead of the ***ty drivel Metallica pump out these days.
The speed works to this albums advantage, being their fastest and heaviest, but also their rawest attempt. Every song is perfectly paced, and doesnt outstay its welcome, all of them being perfectly written. The riffs are great, lyrically perfect, and the solos are ***ing breathtaking. Rattlehead has some of the finest lead work i have heard from a band ever. This is how an album should be.
Killing Is My Business is the finest debut from a thrash band ever other than Kill Em All, hands down.