Megadeth. One of the “Big 4” of thrash metal. As everyone should know, Megadeth formed after vocalist and guitarist Dave Mustaine was fired from Metallica shortly before Kill ‘Em All was released.
Thanks to his firing I now get to enjoy an extra classic thrash band that might not have existed if Mustaine hadn’t been fired!
I’ve never connected with the debut album Killing Is My Business… But the five after that, and yes I’m including Youthanasia in that too, are stone cold classics. Since then things seem to go a bit awry. On the whole pretty decent albums but just not good Megadeth albums. If some of them were labelled as a different band all fine and well, but when you are comparing it to Peace Sells… then not so good.
New album Dystopia surfaces in early 2016, so hopefully they’re back on to some kind of track after the hugely disappointing Super Collider.
I have much to reminisce about with Megadeth, so I’ll leave it here before it turns into a long fanboy ramble.
Such a hard task to pick one random Megadeth song to go with this, so have Hangar 18. Taken from 1990’s Rust In Peace – their Oxidation of the Nations tour was my first foray into the band live. The cover to this single and the album it calls home is another gem by artist Ed Repka. You will see quite a selection of his art work in the coming months.