Date Added: Jun 4, 2006 Reviews 1 Views 2035
|Tracks:||1. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due (6:36)
2. Hangar 18 (5:14)
3. Take No Prisoners (3:28)
4. Five Magics (5:42)
5. Poison Was The Cure (2:58)
6. Lucretia (3:58)
7. Tornado of Souls (5:22)
8. Dawn Patrol (1:50)
9. Rust In Peace... Polaris (5:36)
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|Ever since the conception of Megadeth, Dave Mustaine was hell-bent on writing an album that would be ultimately better than Metallica. Throughout the 80's he strived, and every year that Megadeth released an album, Metallica always put one out that was superior in every aspect. Until now...
By 1990, Metallica had teamed up with Bob Rock and were hard at work creating an album that even people not into metal could easily digest, and enjoy, to ensure more album sales and more cash in Metallica's pockets.
Megadeth wouldn't go out so easily. Their offering for the new decade was arguably the most powerful record they ever made: while Metallica played slower, Megadeth played faster; Kirk Hammett's solos became more simplified, Dave Mustaine's and Marty Friedman's were frenzied and chaotic; "Metallica" showed the band's soft side, with soothing ballads for the listener to relax with; "Rust in Peace" blazed and thrashed forward without mercy, sparing no one.
In the end, "Metallica" may have sold more records, and won the approval of mainstream rock critics and casual music fans, but in the eyes and ears of true heavy metal fans, the better man won. The beer-feuled riff monster that was Metallica in the 1980's was becoming tame, sacrificing musical greatness for the almighty dollar and starting on the path to mediocrity. Megadeth, on the other hand released some of their finest material to date, and gave the world of metal one of the most inspirational thrash albums of all time.
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