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Old 09-14-2009, 04:22 PM
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Here's my review in its still untouched by my editor form. Limited to 150 words so don't bitch if I didn't mention your favorite song.

"Coming on the heels of 2007’s insipid United Abominations, any new Megadeth studio album would sound like a return to form, but frontman Dave Mustaine wouldn’t permit himself to be satisfied with that. Thankfully, the product is the best Megadeth album since Youthanasia dropped in 1994. In contrast with the middling melodic rock that plagued their last five albums, most of Endgame is honest-to-God thrash metal in the vein of what made the band famous in the first place. “This Day We Fight!” opens the album on a heavy note and lead single “Head Crusher”, written about a medieval torture device of the same name (iron maiden, anyone?), is the best song they’ve written in over a decade. The epic title track and obligatory ballad (“The Hardest Part of Letting Go…Sealed With a Kiss”) see Mustaine baring his soul to mostly positive results. Megadeth is back with a vengeance, and there’s nothing you can do."
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:36 PM
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Here's my review in its still untouched by my editor form. Limited to 150 words so don't bitch if I didn't mention your favorite song.

"Coming on the heels of 2007’s insipid United Abominations, any new Megadeth studio album would sound like a return to form, but frontman Dave Mustaine wouldn’t permit himself to be satisfied with that. Thankfully, the product is the best Megadeth album since Youthanasia dropped in 1994. In contrast with the middling melodic rock that plagued their last five albums, most of Endgame is honest-to-God thrash metal in the vein of what made the band famous in the first place. “This Day We Fight!” opens the album on a heavy note and lead single “Head Crusher” -written about a medieval torture device of the same name (Iron Maiden, anyone?)- is the best song they’ve written in over a decade. The epic title track and obligatory ballad (“The Hardest Part of Letting Go…Sealed With a Kiss”) see Mustaine baring his soul to mostly positive results. Megadeth is back with a vengeance, and there’s nothing you can do."

Practicing copy editing, as I'll come across it sooner or later.


Also if Headcrusher is the best song Dave's written in a decade, I will pass, fuck you very much.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:49 PM
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:55 AM
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:21 AM
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:34 AM
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awesome album.

best songs are this day we fight, bodies, and headcrusher
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:43 AM
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Very entertaining thread. Tony's wall of text line made me snarf which is always a good thing. I agree with most of what I read on here but feel the need to defend So Far, So Good, So What.

Is is a great album, no. Does it hold it's place in time and have history and meaning to a true Megadeth fan, Fukkin right! Cliff Burton had just died, the Chris Poland drama is addressed, the PMRC and Tipper Gore were trying to ruin music, record companies were demanding covers and Dave was a full blown drug addict.

The songs referenced here are obviously In My Darkest Hour, Liar, Hook in Mouth, Anarchy in the UK & 502. Only 2 of those songs are great songs but when you add Into the Lungs of Hell & Set the World Afire you have 3 great songs, a not-hateful cover and an amazing instrumental.

That alone makes it better than 4 or 5 Megadeth albums to me.

Before hearing Head Crusher I was convinced I'd never purchase another Megadeth cd. Some of the shit they've put out is embarassing to say the least. Risk and UA make St. Anger sound like The New Order in all reality.

I'm glad Dave is back to doing thrash and I've only listened to Endgame twice but can already tell it's on the same level as Youthanasia which would at least make it purchaseable. When I see Youthanasia listed about albums like Killing is my Business I cringe but it's an age thing I guess. Looking down the Cross vs. A Tout le monde is a 1st round knockout all damn day long!

It might be time for a Megadeth album ranking thread...

EDIT: Oh and that site Andrew's review is on is pretty damn cool also http://www.fullmetalrock.com/Reviews.html
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:08 AM
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Some of the shit they've put out is embarassing to say the least. Risk and UA make St. Anger sound like The New Order in all reality.


...I'm going to pretend I never read that.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:23 AM
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Before hearing Head Crusher I was convinced I'd never purchase another Megadeth cd. Some of the shit they've put out is embarassing to say the least. Risk and UA make St. Anger sound like The New Order in all reality.
My sentiments exactly, dude. Glad they changed my mind.
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