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on 13 August 2010
This is probably Megadeth's last good album until the more than average United Abominations.
Though being a good album doesn't say much, comparing it to the likes of "Peace Sells", and "Rust in Peace". This album is neither heavy, nor fast. Taking away two of Megadeth's trademarks, the third being Dave's voice.
A great opener does a lot for an album. But here we get "Reckoning Day". It's a basic song, and rather boring if you ask me. But it picks up with the next song "Train of Consequences", which is a really good song. A bit weird though, but a super catchy chorus. Other great songs are "Addicted to Chaos", "A Tout le Monde", "The Killing Road" and the dark song "Family Tree", which deals with some touchy subjects, and all in all is my personal favorite on the album.
Most songs on the album are pretty good. Some really excellent ones. But the direction Dave took on this album, which started with Countdown to Extinction, shouldn't please fans of the classic Megadeth. It certainly takes a few listens.