Megadeth - Rust In Peace


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Release date: 21 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: 1

Additional info
Re-released in 2004

Guest review by
Gorey
Rating:
10
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.

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published 22.09.2003 | Comments (52)

Guest review by
Arian Totalis
Rating:
9.5
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.

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published 17.01.2009 | Comments (19)

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29.01.2011 - 03:13
Rating: 10
Yojimbo
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.10.2010 at 09:57

FFS, Rust In Peace is thrash. No doubt about that. The rffing, drumming, soloing all constitute to it being thrash.

Yeah, agreed. The riffing is just so fast and technical that it doesn't have that Slayer-esque sound which usually defines thrash.
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07.02.2011 - 00:30
Rating: 10
0_byte
This album blow my mind from the first notes
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23.02.2011 - 22:48
Perro Loko
Just...AMAZING ALBUM!!!...Mustaine, Menza, Friedman and Ellefson ¡¡¡SE LAS MANDARON!!!
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23.03.2011 - 01:54
John Shock
Written by ponderer on 15.10.2010 at 18:34

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.02.2010 at 20:16

Written by elekctric on 10.02.2010 at 17:58

Another cd to burn out my stereo... i hate the remix album but still own the tape ... sadly seems it wasn't fit for better mixing ... but my opinion


I own both the remix/remaster and the original album and I agree with you. The original is vastly superior to the remix/remaster.

Even though it is still one of my all-time favourite thrash albums (althought there are some nimwits here on MS who say it is not thrash )


Hmmmm. I wouldn't go as far as "pure thrash" but it's got some thrashy elements to it. Imo this is almost an early bridge between metal and like a progressive death metal. There are some really slick time changes going on throughout and it never really lets up. It's more than metal and it's not quite thrash. When I think thrash I immediately think of Nuclear Assault's Game Over, Stormtroopers of Death, earlier Slayer up to and including Reign in Blood. Megadeth's Peace Sells is pretty much thrash, but Rust in Peace crosses a boundry somewhere between metal, thrash, power, and progressive concepts. We could just forgo the 15 adjectives needed to describe it (and the rest) and just call it metal...


Hey, men of Progressive Death Metal, I know everyone has his opinion but this is real thrash metal men, i wouldn't call progressive death metal even to a possible future heavy metal album of Megadeth! Men, that's is deny the existence of Thrash metal in my opinion... That's one of the best peace of work i've ever heard of metal men, and i've really heard excelent music like many headbangers men! Heavy Metal rules men!
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05.04.2011 - 23:43
Rating: 10
jhcjobpb
One of the greatest metal albums ever made. All songs on this CD are masterpieces. And Megadeths finest lineup also imo.
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06.04.2011 - 06:16
Rating: 10
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by jhcjobpb on 05.04.2011 at 23:43
And Megadeths finest lineup also imo.


Agreed. I also grew up with the band having that lineup, which is another reason I have a lot of affection for it. Dave should never have fired Nick, he was an amazing drummer.
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08.04.2011 - 23:36
Rating: 10
JaimeLeonel
This album is just amazing. Each song is unique and awesome; the solos, the riffs, the lyrics, just amazing.
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09.04.2011 - 18:53
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Ok trolls, don't get pissed but I think Peace Sells AND So Far are much better than this release. Not sure what all the hub-bub is about. A top album of all-time? Not even close...Does anyone else feel this album is a bit overrated?
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09.04.2011 - 18:55
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by tea[m]ster on 09.04.2011 at 18:53

Ok trolls, don't get pissed but I think Peace Sells AND So Far are much better than this release. Not sure what all the hub-bub is about. A top album of all-time? Not even close...Does anyone else feel this album is a bit overrated?


I do find it a good album but find Peace Sells way better because of the raw edge to it. Here Megadeth already started to sound too produced and slick.
So far is only better with one side of the album. What puts So far down for me is the terrible cover of Anarchy In The UK.
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09.04.2011 - 19:17
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.04.2011 at 18:55

Written by tea[m]ster on 09.04.2011 at 18:53

Ok trolls, don't get pissed but I think Peace Sells AND So Far are much better than this release. Not sure what all the hub-bub is about. A top album of all-time? Not even close...Does anyone else feel this album is a bit overrated?


I do find it a good album but find Peace Sells way better because of the raw edge to it. Here Megadeth already started to sound too produced and slick.
So far is only better with one side of the album. What puts So far down for me is the terrible cover of Anarchy In The UK.


Agreed Marcel. Peace Sells feels more "heavier" - if you get my meaning - the production on Rust feels too "processed", too overdone...
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09.04.2011 - 19:34
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by tea[m]ster on 09.04.2011 at 19:17

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.04.2011 at 18:55

Written by tea[m]ster on 09.04.2011 at 18:53

Ok trolls, don't get pissed but I think Peace Sells AND So Far are much better than this release. Not sure what all the hub-bub is about. A top album of all-time? Not even close...Does anyone else feel this album is a bit overrated?


I do find it a good album but find Peace Sells way better because of the raw edge to it. Here Megadeth already started to sound too produced and slick.
So far is only better with one side of the album. What puts So far down for me is the terrible cover of Anarchy In The UK.


Agreed Marcel. Peace Sells feels more "heavier" - if you get my meaning - the production on Rust feels too "processed", too overdone...


wait till hear the remastered version that's even more processed and slicker
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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10.04.2011 - 20:49
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.04.2011 at 19:34

Written by tea[m]ster on 09.04.2011 at 19:17

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.04.2011 at 18:55

Written by tea[m]ster on 09.04.2011 at 18:53

Ok trolls, don't get pissed but I think Peace Sells AND So Far are much better than this release. Not sure what all the hub-bub is about. A top album of all-time? Not even close...Does anyone else feel this album is a bit overrated?


I do find it a good album but find Peace Sells way better because of the raw edge to it. Here Megadeth already started to sound too produced and slick.
So far is only better with one side of the album. What puts So far down for me is the terrible cover of Anarchy In The UK.


Agreed Marcel. Peace Sells feels more "heavier" - if you get my meaning - the production on Rust feels too "processed", too overdone...


wait till hear the remastered version that's even more processed and slicker


oh goodie, dolby 5.1 surround sound Hanger 18....yeay!!!
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18.04.2011 - 14:58
Azuka
Well Megadeth is my favorite band, i like all albums, but Rust in Peace, was my first album to listen, and i just come in shock, beacuse it was a master peace..so even, there is other album so good as this, this album for me is the best, better that any album of metallica..sorry but is my opinion...kiss
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19.04.2011 - 23:16
Beastofmetal456
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This album defines perfection. Not a single mistake. Everything is done finely, from great thrashy riffs, to billions of amazing solos, and the ever present bass.... Deserves to be #1 on the Metal Storm top 200.
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25.04.2011 - 05:33
Rating: 8
rise447
Good album.
Nice riffs
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01.05.2011 - 19:27
Rating: 10
JÄY
Metal slave
Yeah its incredible... deserves spot #1....great riffs and so catchy
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01.05.2011 - 23:22
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
Gringo
Great album, but doesn't have the balls that Peace Sells does. it's non-threatening thrash.
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01.05.2011 - 23:25
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by BitterCOld on 01.05.2011 at 23:22

Great album, but doesn't have the balls that Peace Sells does. it's non-threatening thrash.


Exactly, it misses that rough biting edge which is peresent on Peace Sells. There Dave still sounds really angry. And also the instrumentation is less slick.
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05.05.2011 - 23:46
Rating: 10
MegaDaveCRO
This album is masterpiece! Fast riffs, great solos and best line up in Megadeth ever!
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07.05.2011 - 01:37
Rating: 9
megametallic0710
Rust In Peace is amazing, but it dosn't top peace sells.
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15.05.2011 - 00:07
pauli2
Great album! Love it!
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17.05.2011 - 04:45
JCJen7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.05.2011 at 23:25

Written by BitterCOld on 01.05.2011 at 23:22

Great album, but doesn't have the balls that Peace Sells does. it's non-threatening thrash.


Exactly, it misses that rough biting edge which is peresent on Peace Sells. There Dave still sounds really angry. And also the instrumentation is less slick.


Well, obviously this does not have as much of a bite as Peace Sells, but in my opinion that is what makes THIS album so great, compared to hundreds of other great "raw" thrash albums. I mean I wouldn't want to listen to this all the time, but the slick production, and the bigger focus on technicality and complexity than on rawness and speed is what makes this such a great album IMO. I mean, there were a lot of great thrash bands in the 80's obviously, but it seems to me that only ONE band reallllly had the firepower to write and perform stuff like Hangar 18, Lucretia, or Tornado of Souls. I mean, in my opinion, this is a one of a kind album. I realize that none of this means that it is necessarily a GOOD album, but that is up to the listener. I am simply saying of course this doesn't have the raw bite as hundreds of other thrash records, BUT it's not supposed to either.
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28.05.2011 - 13:47
Rating: 10
scorpions x
Megadeth Rullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllls \m/
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29.05.2011 - 20:34
Rating: 10
ZOMBIESiTellsYa
Kinda the best thing I've ever heard and likely ever will hear, and I'm okay with that, because Rust In Peace is just that good.
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09.06.2011 - 18:07
Cuca Beludo
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How can 21 peoples rate it with an 1?
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09.06.2011 - 18:12
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Guest on 09.06.2011 at 18:07

How can 21 peoples rate it with an 1?

Mostly vote abuse, although one or two of those people probably think it's a piece of shit.

I think it's one of Megadeth's best albums and I wouldn't give it more than a 7.
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14.06.2011 - 04:13
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Its a God's favorite album! Everytime you listen it feels like to put a fucking repeat option on all songs.


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14.06.2011 - 15:27
fabregassed
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Written by Cynic Metalhead on 14.06.2011 at 04:13

Its a God's favorite album! Everytime you listen it feels like to put a fucking repeat option on all songs.





Holy shit... we actually agree on something...
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25.06.2011 - 01:22
Cuca Beludo
Account deleted
Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.06.2011 at 18:12

Written by Guest on 09.06.2011 at 18:07

How can 21 peoples rate it with an 1?

Mostly vote abuse, although one or two of those people probably think it's a piece of shit.

I think it's one of Megadeth's best albums and I wouldn't give it more than a 7.


Or maybe their want to thumbs up their favorite albuns that is too deep.
Man, i'm always quoted by you!
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30.06.2011 - 07:39
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Guest on 14.06.2011 at 15:27

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 14.06.2011 at 04:13

Its a God's favorite album! Everytime you listen it feels like to put a fucking repeat option on all songs.





Holy shit... we actually agree on something...


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