Megadeth - Rust In Peace

9.2 | 3054 votes |
Release date: 24 September 1990
Style: Thrash metal


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01. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due
02. Hangar 18
03. Take No Prisoners
04. Five Magics
05. Poison Was The Cure
06. Lucretia
07. Tornado Of Souls
08. Dawn Patrol
09. Rust In Peace...Polaris
10. My Creation [2004 re-released bonus]
11. Rust In Peace...Polaris [demo] [2004 re-released bonus]
12. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due [demo] [2004 re-released bonus]
13. Take No Prisoners [demo] [2004 re-released bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1990: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 3

David Scott "Dave" Mustaine - guitars, vocals
Martin Adam "Marty" Friedman - guitars
Nick Menza - drums, backing vocals
David Ellefson - bass, backing vocals

Additional info
Re-released in 2004

Guest review by
1990 is a year to be remembered in the history of heavy metal. And it has to be said that the US Megadeth have made a lot for it with the launch of their cataclysmic opus, Rust In Peace. After three albums of good quality the four guys decided to release a (nuclear) bomb that has become a landmark in the metal world.
Dave Mustaine publicly reveals his genius, accompanied by his old mate Dave Ellefson. For this album, Mustaine has hired a new guitarist, Marty Friedman, and a drummer, Nick Menza. The first impression when you hear this album, is its pure, almost uncontrolled strength, that changes every riff into an earthquake.The guitars are omnipresent, they rhythm, without any moment of weakness, the lyrics, resolutely anti military and full of nuclear apocalypse. In this point of view, the excellent ?Holy wars? is a titanic opening. This track can be considered as a symbol of all the rage and determination that the album contains, as it combines heavy repeating riffs and guitar flights. This only track can justify the purchase of this album. Because it's a boost that allows the other tracks to be linked together with a great fluidity.

published 22.09.2003 | Comments (52)

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Arian Totalis
The year is 1990, and the 80's thrash scene will soon fade into the backdrop. There seems to be no hope for this genre beyond but a few bands, but only one of these bands was needed; Megadeth. Since the last album, Dave have ousted Chuck Behler and Jeff Young, and replaced them with Nick Menza and Guitar Giant Marty Friedman. With Political and Societal themes ready to launch, Megadeth was ready to make their fans Rust in Peace.

published 17.01.2009 | Comments (21)

Exactly 30 years ago, on September 24th, Rust In Peace was unleashed upon the world and had the impact of an atomic bomb. Just before thrash metal's demise, Megadeth released a magnificent masterpiece that was at the same time so aggressive yet dexterous, so catchy yet progressive, so melodic yet gritty, that it would be considered groundbreaking even if it was released today. Alongside the two Daves, Rust in Peace was the first Megadeth album to feature lead guitarist Marty Friedman and the late Nick Menza on drums, thus undoubtedly forming the most talented line-up the band ever had. Titles like "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due", "Hangar 18", and "Tornado Of Souls" are carved with golden letters on the Book of Thrash's Legendary Tracks. To be consumed incessantly and irresponsibly until nuclear warfare wipes us off the face of this planet.

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27.05.2020 - 16:13
Rating: 9
01. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - 10/10
02. Hangar 18 - 10/10
03. Take No Prisoners - 9.5/10
04. Five Magics - 8.5/10
05. Poison Was The Cure - 8.5/10
06. Lucretia - 9/10
07. Tornado Of Souls - 9.5/10
08. Dawn Patrol - 9/10
09. Rust In Peace...Polaris - 9/10

Overall: 9.2/10
27.09.2020 - 15:16
Response (I guess) to Staff Pick because this thing turned 30

I mean it's definitely not a bad release by any means, probably actually one of the few that deserves its obnoxiously high rating on here. But I've always found RIP to probably be the most overrated album in the Megadeth discography, especially when Peace Sells and Killing Is My Business (why do people sleep on this album so much arrrrgghhh!) exist.

I was discussing this with a friend the other day and he was like "ohhhh but those albums don't have Holy Wars or Take No Prisoners!"

I could just as easily say that RIP doesn't have Black Friday, Bad Omen, Rattlehead, The Skull Beneath The Skin, etc.

Also Chris Poland was the best Megadeth guitarist ever, and probably would've run circles around Marty Friedman had they ever gotten into an actual guitar battle. Fight me.
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