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4.0 out of 5 stars
Great but not quite there, 8 Mar. 2007
This album put Megadeth back on solid footing after the Cryptic Writings and Risk years, where they streamlined their thrash-metal into a more radio-friendly commercial sound.
This album blows those two away. It's hard, dark and fast, with riffs blasting like they're going out of fashion. It's melodic and poetic, the lyrics (while not Mustaine's best) show a determination on the part of the band to reclaim their old crown as the kings of the thrash metal scene. Catchy riff opener Disconnect hooks you right in, through to awesome first single Moto Psycho, chugging 1000 Times Goodbye and the perennial crowd favourite Dread And The Fugitive Mind. The real stand out tracks come last, being Return To Hangar (which confirms once and for all that the thrash metal Megadeth is back) and the 9-minute epic of When, a song to curdle your blood and spew volumes of spite on your enemies.
An excellent album, though not quite up there with the classics Peace Sells or Countdown to Extinction