I really enjoy the title track, and the solos on opener "Disconnect" are great as well. The rest of the album feels sort of... off, though, with Mustaine seemingly trying to please both fans of Megadeth's 'old' and 'new' sounds. To me, this doesn't feel like a return to roots album so much as a diagonal step into middle ground between old and new, never reaching the highs of either but never being horribly bad either (aside from closer "When"). 2.5
This one could possibly be my favourite Megadeth recordÖI know thatíll incur some of the wraith of the Rust in Peace loyalists, and I love that one too, but for a modern take on a progressive thrash sound, The World Needs a Hero is consistently well done. There are some moments that are obviously weaker than others, which brings this disc down a peg or two, but when all is said and done, you canít really tell this was a thrash record done in the new Millennium.
What can I say, I was quite dissapointed with this cd. At first I felt that it was a new era for Megadeth and they were finally back, but very quickly I discovered that I was wrong. While "Disconnect", "Dread And The Fugitive Mind", and "Return to Hangar" are all great songs, the rest of the album is very weak. I reccomend geting the three songs I just mentioned, but not much more than that.