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on 7 October 2008
Whilst Warchest was like a mcdonalds hamburger that required more than enough people to finish it whole the dave mustaine approved Set The World Afire megadeth anthology is packed to the hilt with hit after hit thrashing hit especially their finest hour on disc one that charts their birth from the beginning onto their near distentagration via disc 2 as the first has tracks like Mechanix, Rattlehead, an evil cover of the Sex Pistols Anarchy In the UK (USA Dave Mustaine sings) whilst being backed up with impressive company from tracks like Devils Island, Wake Up Dead and of course the finger shredding Holy Wars... Punishment Due.
Disc 2 is a b-sides affair which does not dissappoint since despite the lean period with albums like cryptic Writings etc and a few soundtrack songs thrown in that made an appearence in dodgy horror and comedy flicks Trust, Prince of darkness, Kill The King, Breakpoint, Go To Hell still hit the lights in terms of Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedmans riffs melting everything in its way backed up by Menzas drumming and Dave Ellefsons thundering Bass lines which just about held everything and nearly give Megadeth the moment to beat Metallica at their own game only to be stopped in its tracks by internal problems, drugs and different directions in music.
Overall a superb best of since Dave is giving us this till he finishes Megadeths new album which of course production is seen to by no other than Sabbat Guitarist Andy Sneap.