Monday, August 25, 2008

671. Megadeth - Rust In Peace (1990)

Track Listing

1. Holy Wars...the Punishment Due
2. Hangar 18
3. Take No Prisoners
4. Five Magics
5. Poison Was The Cure
6. Lucretia
7. Tornado Of Souls
8. Dawn Patrol
9. Rust In Peace...Polaris


By the time this album came out Metal was almost dead, it would take the meteoric rise of Grunge in 91 to completely kill it off. Even the next Metallica albums stop being proper thrash metal and become full of ballads like Nothing Else Matters, so will Megadeth make the change into hard rock, but not yet.

This album feels, for the reasons stated above, anachronistic here, but that does not mean it is a terrible Metal album, it isn't, it is actually not that bad, and I really dislike thrash metal, so if you like it you should buy it and make love to it.

That said, it is uninteresting, not that different from other metal, and crap, but it doesn't bore you and that to me is the greatest accolade a Thrash Metal album can have from me, the fact that it isn't boring. A lot of Metal fans think they are so hard in liking metal and that other people don't like it because they are not "hard" enough to like the noise... well actually, I don't like it because it is boring and repetitive, the noisiest of Thrash Metal bands, Slayer, is my favourite, so there. And yes Megadeth still have political lyrics which is at least a plus when compared to the vapid content of other bands.

Track Highlights

1. Hangar 18
2. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due
3. Rust In Peace... Polaris
4. Five Magics

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Rust in Peace debuted at #23 on the Billboard 200 in the US, and #8 in the UK.

Allmusic cited Rust in Peace as "Megadeth's strongest musical effort".

The album was certified Platinum in 1994, and received Grammy nominations in 1991 and 1992 for Best Metal Performance.

IGN named Rust in Peace the 4th most influential heavy metal album of all time, after Metallica's Master of Puppets, Black Sabbath's Paranoid and Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast.

Hangar 18:

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