|A monster of a thrash record that easily slides in among Megadeth's very best albums. Its best classified as a return to Megadeth's thrashtastic days in the late 80's, combined with all the best elements of their 90's sound. Headcrusher, This Day We Fight, 1,320, and the title track are all high quality thrash outings that move at a blistering pace and have a thunderous punch to them. Then you have 44 Minutes, The Right To Go Insane (arguably the two best tracks on the album, certainly in the top 4), and How The Story Ends, all of which lean more toward straight heavy metal. All three are melodic and polished, and are every bit as powerful as the all-out thrashers. If you're a metal fan, there isn't much on this record that won't please you.|
The only stumbling point here is Hardest Part..., which sounds like a cover of A Little Piece Of Heaven. Everything else except Bite The Hand (which is still pretty good) is absolute aces.
Recommended Tracks: Dialectic Chaos, 44 Minutes, 1,320, Endgame, Headcrusher, The Right To Go Insane