MEGADETH — Rust in Peace (review)

MEGADETH — Rust in Peace album cover Album · 1990 · Thrash Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
The Angry Scotsman
I have to get right into it. This is one of the best metal albums ever. An absolute jewel. While Reign in Blood is the greatest thrash metal album, (you just can top it) Rust in Peace is the best.

This album is a perfect blend of speed, technicality, and musicianship. The riffs are fast, complex and always changing. The rhythm/lead guitar work is truly superb. The drumming is perfect. It is not too over the top, but more of a musician role. There is of course some thrash, blazing solos and double bass. Of course this album has the classic Megadeth sound we all look for.

I like to usually do a quick thing for each song, but I'm not going to for Rust in Peace because this is an album you just have to listen to. The music is great, it is thrash but very complex. The guitar work is perfect and the riffs are just amazing. The drums are good, and fit the music perfectly. Even Mustaine's vocals, (often a big sour point) are not that bad. However, this album is better than just the music. Even Ellefson can be heard either laying down good backing, or some sweet bass riffs.

It is brilliantly composed. This album does not have a weak moment. From the first second to the last. The music is great, the sections are perfect and flow wonderfully. One of the best constructed albums I have ever heard.

Every song is great, I could not pick standouts. However, Poison Was The Cure, and Dawn Patrol are two more interesting ones, especially the latter. Tornado of Souls has a Marty Friedman solo that is beyond words.

This is a rare album. Every song is good, but more so there is no weak point at all. Awesome riffs, great dual guitar work, good bass, perfect drumming, thrash, complexity, and perfectly built songs. This is hands down one the best metal albums ever, and the best thrash album put out by the Big 4, or any for that matter.

Masterpiece. Five Stars
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