MEGADETH — So Far, So Good... So What! (review)

MEGADETH — So Far, So Good... So What! album cover Album · 1988 · Thrash Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
bonnek
1988 and Megadeth is down to Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson. There two other names on the credits but it's hard to tell if they were in the band for longer then the album's 35 minute's duration. Sure is they're contribution is minimal and hardly noteworthy.

The line-up is not problematic on this release but going by the sheer quality of the material this could have been an album of the same allure as the ones surrounding it. In its eventual state it isn't, and certainly not in its original 1988 Capitol release, which was the worst sounding Megadeth album ever (debut excepted of course). Luckily, the 2004 remix/remaster managed to reveal the qualities of the album and my appreciation of it has grown considerably since. I don't care much for the Sex Pistols cover (the original will do thanks) and "502" sounds a bit Megadeth by the numbers, lacking the hooks of the "Peace Sells" material. The rest of the songs are excellent, the last three even brilliant and rating amongst my favorite Megadeth tunes.

A somewhat underappreciated album, which is partially justifiable, but if you haven't heard the 2004 remaster yet you might give it another chance.
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