Megadeth, Th1rt3en, 2011
It has been quite a while since I last heard Megadeth. Somehow my interest faded a little over time. Presumably somewhere around the Risk album, dunno. But after hearing so much good things about this album, I felt the time was right to pick things up again. And as it turns out, time is right indeed. The band, with, beside usual suspect Dave Mustaine, “new” recruits Chris Broderick on guitar and Shawn Drover on drums, welcomed David Ellefson back on the bass.
First runs through the album confirmed the gossip, the band sounds very inspired. Which for me says impossible guitar parts and solos, Dave growling his way through the songs and spitting out thoughts about all the wrongs in the world as he sees it. And massive grooves to boot. And you know what, I missed it. Great to hear Megadeth return with a vengeance (sorry about missing releases in between, I promise I will catch up on those later), they are still able to kick ass big time.
Also noticed my player labels this as thrash metal. Never been good as tagging music. To me it is just metal. From the kind I like (the other kind being that I don´t like 😉 ). So if you, like me, lost touch, this release is definitely worth picking up. And if you never grabbed a taste, it is about time you give them a try. Mustaine´s voice is a taste you have to get used to, but truth be told, this is far more melodic than a lot of people give them credit for. Now where´s that play button…