Originally Posted by hot_turkey_ed
Do you think it's that much worse / different than the recent past? Did you expect Dave to substanially change the Megadeth sound? This album seems to qualify as one of those "more of the same" albums -- which for my ears is a good enough thing.
To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of The System Has Failed, but I think that was substantially better than United Abominations. I don't think it was that much different than in the past, the songs just aren't as good anymore IMO. I didn't expect him to totally re-invent Megadeth on this record, I would have been happy with another TSHF, about half good, half bad songs. But IMO United Abominations only has 3 or 4 worthwhile tracks at best.