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Avatara's review of Megadeth "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying"
on 27 May 2015
This is my favourite Megadeth album and what a masterpiece it is! Musically, lyrically and vocally this album is a work of pure genius! In my humble opinion this line up of Dave Mustaine on lead vocals, Lead and rhythm guitar, Chris Poland on lead and rhythm guitar, David Ellefson on bass guitar and back up vocals and Gar Samuelson on drums and percusion is the best incarnation of Megadeth ever. This album has it all, snarling vocals delivered with vehemence and venom, feral, driving rhythm guitars that could strip paint off a wall at 100 metres, melodic, beautiful guitar leads that caress and soothe the soul, driving and pounding bass riffs that are delivered with precision and power, drumming that is out of this world and lyrics so dark that they are truly scary. From a technical point of view "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?" is peerless in the Speed and Thrash Metal genres! This album is imbued with the melody and fluidity of Jazz/Fusion, the precision of Flamenco guitar, the raw energy and power of Thrash Metal and the Punk attitude of the Sex Pistols! 1986 was an exceptionally good year for Thrash Metal because albums like Slayer "Reign in Blood", Metallica "Master of Puppets", Metal Church "The Dark", Dark Angel "Darkness Descends", Agent Steel "Unstoppable Force", Kreator "Pleasure to Kill", Destruction "Eternal Devastation", Possessed "Beyond the Gates" and Megadeth "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying" were unleashed on an unsuspecting metal world and each of these albums helped take Heavy Metal to new heights but in my humble opinion, the most accomplished album among these is "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying"! "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying" in my humble opinion is the definitive Thrash Metal statement full stop!!!