The band was in New York City on that ill fated morning as they gave him an unceremonious kick to the curb. The rest is history as this would become one of heavy metal's most defining moments. Metallica would go on to become one of the most successful metal bands in the world. However; that day set Mustaine on a path of revenge; one that would ultimately drive his own band's monumental achievements.
That band is of course Megadeth, who along with Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer are apart of the Big 4 of thrash metal. Although Megadeth has always seemed to travel in the footsteps of Metallica, many people would argue that they are actually the better band. Of course, we can leave that argument for another post.
Truth being told, Megadeth has always been faster and heavier than Metallica. In retrospect though, they retained their heaviness over the years while adopting a more mature lyrical approach throughout their evolution. Megadeth has provided an amazing model of consistency in thrash metal; in a world where most of those bands have had miniscule shelf lives. I guess you could say that they hold the ultimate consolation prize in that respect.
Nonetheless, Megadeth has carved out quite a musical catalog over the years. Fueled by a mission statement to become the loudest, hardest, fastest metal band on the planet, the band has had many ups and downs, while enduring multiple lineup changes over the years. In fact the era's can easily be defined by which lead guitarist is in cue. However; the one constant has always been Dave Mustaine and his endless passion to create great metal music.
There is no secret that Megadeth has always been one of my favorite bands and undertaking this project is a huge honor for me. There are so many great albums to review and this will be quite a challenge to undertake. Nonetheless, we will use the same guidelines when ranking the records. All dimensions are taken in to account including main riffs, music composition, music flow, and the overall impact.
So please come along and join us as we take a walk down memory lane in Megadeth's discography...
Well we sure hope that you enjoyed this version of top album lists! It was definitely extra fun getting to cover one of my all-time favorite bands. With that being said, we always ask for audience participation!! What were your picks? And do you have any bands that you would like us to cover in future segments. We challenge you all to get involved!
Well, we certainly hope that you are staying safe during these trying times. And as always...Don't forget to check out Kevin Law and Johnny E on Thursday evenings from 7PM-9PM as they run the gamut of all your favorite heavy metal classics...old and new! I am sure Kevin has a great show lined up for this week and am looking forward for any and all surprises!!! As we leave you...please enjoy this Megadeth classic...