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Rust In Peace
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on 4 December 2017
This is some sick, awesome, ear thrusting, headbanging metal to rip your flesh off and stick it back on again. My favourite song is the erupting 'Holy Wars' title track, but the whole album is chocker with riffs and originality. I urge anyone who loves thrash metal to pick this up like you would an attractive lady and enjoy the experience. The lyrics are deep and deathly, and all portray important ethical or political meanings.
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on 2 October 2017
Good speed metal album.
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on 11 May 2017
My favorite Megadeth album
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on 29 September 2017
true thrash master piece like most megadeth records...
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on 5 June 2017
Love it
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on 18 June 2017
As described.
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on 2 November 2015
I love everything this band do
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on 3 November 2017
Ushering in what would become Megadeth's "golden era", 1990's 'Rust in Peace' was the album where all the pieces fit together perfectly. Dave Mustaine was sober (again... for now...), a new line-up was in place that was superior to any that had come before (and probably after...), and the music was a perfect bookend to the thrash metal scene that was on its last legs (for the time being...).

1988's 'So Far, So Good... So What!', with only a couple of notable songs and pretty rough production, was a bit of a disappointment, and with mainstream success on the horizon, it was time for the band to get their act together. With another new line-up change (their third over four albums), main man Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson were joined by drummer Nick Menza and guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman. And the difference is noticeable immediately.

'Rust in Peace' sees the band really step up the intensity and precision in their playing, with some of their most technical and relentless compositions. The chemistry between Mustaine and Friedman is incredible, with both men given ample time to shine, though it's Friedman's exotic guitar licks and ripping solos that truly raise the game for Megadeth. A much-improved production means that every note is crisp and clear, and with the 80's thrash boom coming to an end, this would at least ensure the subgenre would go out with a bang!

However, transcending the thrash genre and often cited as one of the best metal albums of all time, period, this is where I feel 'Rust...' tends to become slightly mired by hyperbole. Don't get me wrong, 'Holy Wars... The Punishment Due', 'Hanger 18', 'Tornado of Souls' and 'Rust in Peace... Polaris' are all absolute classics. And that's an understatement. These are truly some of metals finest and most endearing pieces, having stood the test of time and still being as impactful today as they were in 1990. But let's be honest with ourselves here... 'Five Magics'... 'Poison Was the Cure', even 'Dawn Patrol', which serves as a breather from the barrage of headbanging mayhem, are all fairly average tracks, and while they're not awful, they're not all that memorable, either.

This doesn't take much away from 'Rust in Peace', though. It's status as a classic metal album is fully warranted, and while I may not rate it as highly as most others, there's no denying that this is Megadeth's best, most beloved and most innovative work.
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on 30 October 2017
This is one of Trash Metal's most classic and iconic albums of all times. In Megadeth's carreer this is their nº 1 record ever, followed closely by their next album "Countdown to Extiction". Unbelievable guitar riffs and melodic quality performed by a band on it's peak.

Any true Trash Metal lover must own a copy of this alongside with some other classics of the genre like: Metallica's "Master of Pupets", Slayer's "Reign in Blood" and Sepultura's "Arise". Absolute classics!

One final note to those who are interested, beware to get the original 1990 issue / edition of this album. The 2004 Remaster edition will not sound and feel the same.

I was lucky enough to find a old used copy of the 1990 edition in pristine condition for less than 4.5 Euro (postage included)! An absolute MegaDeal! :D
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on 6 October 2017
It’s amazing that ‘Rust In Peace’ follows “So Far, So Good...So What!” since there’s a massive difference in quality between these albums. This album has so many good songs; it's a true classic. Calling them good is an understatement; these are truly phenomenal: “Holy Wars...The Punishment Due”, “Hangar 18”, “Tornado of Souls”, “Rust In Peace...Polaris”. The songs are often fast, but even the slower moments have energy, and it sounds like the band members have great chemistry between them. Expect to hear great riffs, guitar solos and general technical wizardry. Dave’s vocals are sloppy and high pitched which aren’t gonna be for everyone, but in my opinion works really well.
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