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The 5 Albums That Changed The Shape Of Thrash!

Game-changers, each and every one of 'em!

Megadeth – Rust In Peace (1990)

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1986’s Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? had already proven that Dave Mustiane was a precocious genius – with more technical riffs up his sleeve than the rest of The Big 4 combined – but it was on Rust In Peace where Mega-Dave finally realised his singular vision for Megadeth.

Backed by a weapons-grade, crystal clear production job, Megadeth’s intricate riffing and earth-shattering speed created an album that was machine-like, yet never soulless, and Rust In Peace ushered in an era where bands could showcase their virtuosity without fear. These were thrash musicians who could really play and Megadeth were at the forefront of the technical thrash scene; primed and ready to unleash their arsenal of tricks with a force powerful enough to rival a nuclear detonation.

The band were at their peak in 1990, Mustaine recruited shred legend Marty Friedman (Cacophony) to provide the stunning guitar acrobatics while the rhythm section of Dave Ellefson and Nick Menza locked into a relentless groove; technique and ruthless artistry combining to produce incomparable thrash metal with no let-up and no mercy.

In 1990, the greatest line up in Megadeth’s history produced the greatest album in Megadeth’s long, illustrious career….and it still sounds futuristic to this very day!

About Chris Jennings (1469 Articles)
I love Heavy Metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about Metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' Metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

2 Comments on The 5 Albums That Changed The Shape Of Thrash!

  1. Don’t know how some of you consider Megadeth thrash ….not fast at all, just slow and boring with a whiny singer. Should’ve went to Darkness Descends, The Legacy, or Forward to Termination.

    • Chris Jennings // June 8, 2018 at 8:13 am // Reply

      Megadeth not thrash? Are you mad? Dave Mustaine invented thrash! Also, we certainly would never describe “Tornado Of Souls”, “Hanger 18” and “Holy Wars” as slow and boring!

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