Rust in Peace

Carson gave this album 4 notes4 notes4 notes4 notes on 2008-01-22.

Rust in Peace is one of Megadeth's better known albums, and possibly their most popular.

This album has an overall quicker tempo than many of their later works such as Countdown to Extinction.

This album has an overall quicker tempo than many of their later works such as Countdown to Extinction. "Holy Wars", "Hangar 18", and "Tornado of Souls" fit into the Thrash sub-genre than anything on their next album, Countdown to Extinction for instance. There are exceptions though, such as "Dawn Patrol", their foray into Doom Metal.

Thematically, Rust in Peace stays consistent with what fans expect from Megadeth - anti-war and a mistrust of government. "Holy Wars" gives a quick synopsis of the evils cause by killing in a misguided attempt to spread religions with peaceful tenets. Whereas "Rust in Peace..Polaris" describes the horrors that could potentially be brought on by the Polaris missile and its ilk. "Hangar 18" expounds on the mistrust that we have of our government hiding information from us.

This is a strong album overall, and is the last album in Megadeth's older style. A couple of the tracks do not seem to fit, either thematically or musically but, even considering this, Rust in Peace is a strong offering.

TrackNameCarsonKatherine   TrackNameCarsonKatherine
1 Holy Wars...The Punishment DueHoly Wars...The Punishment Due - Rust In Peace (Remastered) 5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes     6 LucretiaLucretta - Rust In Peace (Remastered) 4 notes4 notes4 notes4 notes
2 Hangar 18Hangar 18 - Rust In Peace (Remastered) 5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes     7 Tornado of SoulsTornado of Souls - Rust In Peace (Remastered) 5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes
3 Take No PrisonersTake No Prisoners - Rust In Peace (Remastered) 3 notes3 notes3 notes     8 Dawn PatrolDawn Patrol - Rust In Peace (Remastered) 4 notes4 notes4 notes4 notes
4 Five MagicsFive Magics - Rust In Peace (Remastered) 3 notes3 notes3 notes     9 Rust in Peace...PolarisRust In Peace...Polaris - Rust In Peace (Remastered) 5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes
5 Poison Was the CurePoison Was the Cure - Rust In Peace (Remastered) 2 notes2 notes    

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