Back in 1988 as a fresh faced 18 year old headbanger, I was uncertain and possibly a little scared of thrash metal. My idea was that all thrash was like Napalm Death (remember back then no one split music into so many neat little categories-we had rock, heavy metal, thrash, that was it for the genre). Then a very nice welsh chap called Glyn lent me this album and ...and Justice for All (Metallica-as if you didn't know). Well how things changed for me. This is a superb album with excellent in your face metal throughout. The only exception, and reason for 4 stars not 5, is the dire cover of Anarchy in the UK. There are some songs that the Good Lord, or Satan if that's your bag, would rather you left alone, and this is definitely one of them. Think remake of The Italian Job in musical terms. See what I mean. Don't let this deter you though. If you want to try Megadeth then this is as good a place as any to start, if you are already a fan then I'm willing to bet this is in your cd collection and warmly loved already.
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