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This review is from: Peace Sells...But Who's Buying 25th Anniversary (Audio CD)
I remember buying this as an impressionable teenager, and instantly warmed to the sardonic whit of Dave Mustaines's lyrics, and obviously the dark imagery was an instant lure.
25 years later!!!! (wow, it only seems like yesterday) and finally Peace Sells... can be held up as a certified thrash classic. And in these uncertain,globally uncertain financial times, Peace Sells.... seems like the perfect timing for a reissue!
Listening now with much older and wiser ears, there's a definite pop sensibility at work beneath the swirling guitars and pummeling percussion, and I mean that in the kindest way, in that these songs could be stripped back and played acoustically if need be. In fact Megadeth have covered Nancy Sinatra, Willie Dixon in the past and Dave Mustaine knows how to create a memorable hook, the bassline intro to PEace Sells is instantly recognisable, he also throws in the anthemic shout along chorus in the mix on Wake Up Dead, Peace Sells, Black Friday, My Last Words as well the odd bit of funk on Bad Omen if you listen carefully as they dart around from genre to genre with precision timing a lightness of touch missing in many of the metal/thrash albums around this time.
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Initial post: 26 Jul 2011 21:25:21 BDT
D. P. Lomax says:
Hmmm. Pop sensibilities? Not sure on that one! Now risk was pop and look what happened to that one. A forgotten turd as far as heavy metal classics go! i think the reason this has always been a fans favourite is that it is quitessential thrash that is peerless, timeless and gives speed guitar freaks like myself that shot of adrenaline few other bands have managed. Long live mustaine! Btw i'm not trying to disagree for the sake of it, but surely reducing this to acoustic guitar would be like ballet dancing in a mosh pit!
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 13:50:09 BDT
N. Cannon says:
Haven't you heard the acoustic version of "The Ace of Spades" ?
Maybe I'm stretching the pop sensibilities angle, but to my ears, having listened to a lot of heavier, more abstract musics over the years, this was sounded "pop" listening to it after many, many years... ( personally Looking down the Cross is my fav Megadeth track)
Posted on 28 Jul 2013 19:56:56 BDT
As time has gone on since it's release it sounds more poppier mainly because heavy music is so much heavier.
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