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Roadrunner Records is proud to announce the signing of Megadeth. Already known as one of rock's most forward-thinking bands, Megadeth and its frontman Dave Mustaine have cast a long shadow on the metal and hard rock landscape with millions of records sold worldwide and an undeniable influence echoed in scores of young bands today.

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  • Audio CD (14 May 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ROADRUNNER UK
  • ASIN: B000OCXFCO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,956 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

Megadeth were formed by frontman Dave Mustaine in 1983 (following his ejection from Metallica), this is their 11th studio album recorded 'at a series of sessions at haunted houses and rural farmhouses in the UK and US'. We should be grateful that the boys got out of those rural farmhouses alive.

Megadeth's style has hardly changed in over 20 years but apparently neither has the demands of their audience, who will probably think this is a great effort - frontman Mustaine seems pretty pleased saying that it: '!puts a smile on the inside of me for the first time in years. We can all smile on the outside, but the project has satisfied me and I am completely content deep inside'.

If only the album was as entertaining as the press release.

All the thrash ingredients are evident, but any edge has been sacrificed for the sake of speed and technical playing (and playing solos - "Playing For Blood" has 13 of them). It's just a series of well-played bland clichés, decorated liberally with toe-curling close harmony widdle.

Megadeth have lost the punkier edge to their sound that, on their better work, added a bit of a groove to their output. Any humour also seems to have disappeared.

The songs all sound the same. Liberal use of 'dramatic' voiceovers also instantly places the work firmly in the 80s.

They exist in a comic thrash metal parallel universe where one minute you can broadly criticise the UN, the next they're declaring 'Hey Jihad Joe? Guess what? We're coming to get you!'.

It's embarrassing listening. Other lyrical gems include: '!with a lust for revenge, answering the call. From New Yorqatar to Califarabia', and 'One day I'll dance on your grave, even if you're buried at sea'.

Beyond the bizarre and random song ideas, dodgy artwork, bland and repetitive production and laughable lyrics there's little here to hold anyone's interest. --Eamonn Stack

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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Clarke on 23 April 2007
Format: Audio CD
Speaking about 'United Abominations', Megadeth's 11th studio recording, Dave Mustaine recently stated that the album's sound could place it before 'Rust In Peace' or after 'Countdown To Extinction' in the band's catalogue. This is a fair assessment as, musically, it mixes elements of the speed and heaviness of the former with the melody of the latter. Despite Mustaine's physical problems he remains perhaps the finest thrash guitarist today, and the entire album is performed with Megadeth's trademark precision. The addition of an all new supporting cast of Glen and Shawn Drover, on guitar and drums respectively, and bassist James LoMenzo has brought a new energy to the band, that has recently been notable by its absence.

Mustaine is a spokesperson for a generation of metal bands and fans alike, and now represents everything positive about the genre; using his position as a platform to promote sociopolitical concerns. It therefore comes as little surprise that, lyrically, the core of the album follows on from 2004's 'The System Has Failed' in dealing with the occupation of Iraq, the American government and the general state of the world today; all delivered in Mustaine's sneering vocal style. But, where that album showed flashes of potential, 'United Abominations' consistently delivers. Songs such as 'Amerikhastan', 'Washington Is Next!' and the title track would sit comfortably on any of their early albums; when the band breaks into the middle section of opener 'Sleepwalker', it rivals the likes of 'Tornado Of Souls' or 'Hangar 18'.

If there were to be any criticism it would centre on the re-recorded version of 'A Toute Le Monde'.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jon Harris on 28 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
Iv got to say that this album is one of the most classic megadeth albums so far, it is filled with everything that makes megadeth such an amazing band; speed, loads of solos and dave mustaines intelligent and melodic vocal lines.

The album quite frankly is perfect from opener sleepwalker to the solo outro of burnt ice there is not a bad track. My favourite tracks are Washington is next and united abominiations and i an guarentee youll have them in your head for hours after hearing them

So I would say if your a long term megadeth fan or a metal fan in general, go out and get it you WILL NOT be disappointed!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. S. Burlinson on 27 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
Some people will argue megadeth can never match rust in peace, infact most bands will never be able to create something that compares to it. This album sees megadave and co give it a mighty fine go though!

This cd sees the band returning to their vintage thrash sound whilst maintaining the newer, more comercial sound of the last couple of records they produced. It includes a remake of the classic "A tout le monde" with Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) sharing vocal duties with Mr Mustaine. It also features the combination of Mustaine and Drover on guitars resulting in the tapestry of the record being enriched with multiple solo's which again are a return since the departure of Marty Friedman.

The songs themselves all deal with political and social issues lyrically which is expected from the band. Daves vocals have improved alot since he started and it pays dividends to the bands overall sound. As said earlier, the guitar work on the cd is awesome and will keep shred fans happy.

My only complaints about the record are that it is a slower tempo than i would have liked and Dave seems to be borrowing a couple of his own riffs from other albums, not alot but to a fan it is noticeable a couple of times.

This album is definately worth getting if your a fan of Megadeth, but if you are new to the band i would reccomend starting with Rust In Peace.

Stand out tracks: Washington is Next, Gears of War, A Tout Le Monde and Burnt Ice
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Robert Hill on 28 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
A number of established bands have taken a more political stance than ever before the past couple years, and Megadeth is no different. Since Dave Mustaine re-formed the band (with a new lineup yet again), he's back on track and looking back to the glory days of 80's thrash metal that he helped pioneer. "United Abominations" is just that, as Megadeth makes their debut on Roadrunner Records with this raw sounding, politically laced treat that may very well be the album of the year. Opening track "Sleepwalker" slams forward with Mustaine's scratchy voice and ripping guitars, while "Washington is Next!", "Never Walk Alone...A Call to Arms", "Play for Blood", and the title track are all excellent metal blasts as well. What longtime fans of the band will notice right off the bat however is a remake of Megadeth's mid-90's hit single, "A Tout Le Monde". Here, we get "A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free)" which is a faster, more driven version of the song, and it also features Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia on vocals as well. This is Megadeth at their most raw and primitive sounding since "Peace Sells...", which in itself is really saying something. Undoubtedly the best metal album of the year so far, "United Abominations" is a metal masterpiece.
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