Megadeth - Rust In Peace


9.2 | 2658 votes |
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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30.06.2011 - 19:53
sandra2
This is freaking good album.
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04.07.2011 - 15:34
MechanisT
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Maybe THE thrash album of all time, in my opinion, although I am still undecided whether this accolade should go to this one, or Metallica's Ride the Lightning. Excellent album, regardless.
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12.07.2011 - 04:55
Timmeh
Dudeman
'Hangar 18' in my opinion is the single greatest guitar composition ever created at least in metal anyway.
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02.08.2011 - 12:06
Rating: 10
rohmann
There where two Metal Albums that blew me away from the first moment: Metallica's Master of Puppets and Megadeth's Rust in Peace. Simply the best Metal Album of all time!
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05.08.2011 - 17:25
Megathalica
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The best Thrash Metal album of all time.
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06.08.2011 - 21:44
ErnilEnNaur
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This is actually a lot better than Peace Sells. Better vocals, better production, superior soloing. I don't consider raw production a bonus any more than I consider blurriness of a photograph a bonus. Peace had some catchier riffs maybe, but overall it was pretty far from the quality of Rust In Peace, it didn't feel as complete and thought-out. Peace Sells is one of the greatest thrash albums for sure, but RIP is one of the top 10 metal albums overall. I don't believe that there can ever be such a thing as a perfect album, but if I did, then this would be it.
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07.08.2011 - 17:36
Megathalica
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I agree with you.
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10.08.2011 - 02:25
Rating: 10
Captain Obvious
The word ''Flawless'' is sometimes overused in the metal world. But this album is one of the few that are completely flawless, along with Black Sabbath's Master of Reality and Morbid Angel's Altars of Madness...
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Did you ever notice that the people who tell you to get a life are normally people who should be dead in the first place?
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12.08.2011 - 18:09
BeastOfMetal456
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IMO this album has the best lead guitar work ever, just listen to Hangar 18, and try to count the solos.
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26.08.2011 - 16:21
fredd
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Is this album good? It's Excellent. Is this album heavy metal's best? No.
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26.08.2011 - 16:48
Rating: 9
Kass
St. Anger
Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.06.2011 at 18:12

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

In other words, Metallica's fanboys.
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"The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull"
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26.08.2011 - 22:40
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by Kass on 26.08.2011 at 16:48

Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.06.2011 at 18:12

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

In other words, Metallica's fanboys.


and master of puppets has 18 1's... megadave fanbois?
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get the fuck off my lawn.
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26.08.2011 - 22:43
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by BitterCOld on 26.08.2011 at 22:40

if it weren't for reasonable people on staff, i'd nuke and delete the perms of ANYONE who voted a top 20 album of all time with a 1.


I'm not reasonable then... Because I would do the same
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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26.08.2011 - 22:45
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
Gringo
Haha, just trimmed that part out... although if you start looking at people who cast 1 votes for Master Of Puppets, some also hit Megadeth. most of the vote abusers just pop by vote and never return.
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get the fuck off my lawn.
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28.08.2011 - 01:39
Rating: 10
Human Waste
An Album For All Seasons...:metal:
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28.08.2011 - 01:48
Rating: 10
ThisIsEndgame
The most Perfect thrash metal album from beginning to end in my eyes. 10 for the 1990 versions of every song. a 9.6 for the remastered
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\m/ Next thing you know they'll take my thought away! \m/
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29.08.2011 - 15:05
Rating: 10
SoniaRavenHair
If you do not have this album your collection is not complete.
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04.09.2011 - 09:22
Rating: 7
Absak
I can think of quite a few albums that should be #1 instead of this. I can't say that this album is not a landmark, but I can't rate it anything over "good" because the vocals bring the album down so much for me. The songwriting is top notch but the whiny bitch vocals make it unbearable for me. What I look for in thrash metal vocals is either ferocity or actual singing capability (this has neither), that's why whenever I want to listen to this album, I always end up listening to Artillery's By Inheritance.
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15.09.2011 - 12:13
Rating: 10
elekctric
This is awesome for me to see ... I just recently turned a lifelong Metallica fan to Megadeth ... and to see them even on one website at number one seals the deal .... Plus personally their full performance at American Carnage sealed that deal even further .... to quote Dave ... "That was Rust In Peace"
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27.09.2011 - 00:58
Rating: 10
Death
Written by Absak on 04.09.2011 at 09:22

I can think of quite a few albums that should be #1 instead of this. I can't say that this album is not a landmark, but I can't rate it anything over "good" because the vocals bring the album down so much for me. The songwriting is top notch but the whiny bitch vocals make it unbearable for me. What I look for in thrash metal vocals is either ferocity or actual singing capability (this has neither), that's why whenever I want to listen to this album, I always end up listening to Artillery's By Inheritance.



If I were you I would pretend not knowing what genre this album belongs to and listen to it that way. Assume you've never listened to any Thrash records before.

I think it is better to lower expectation in this sort of a situation. Maybe than the vocals won't be much of a deal to you.

In my younger days in metal, when i only listened to clean vocals, i really despised death-growls but then got completely used to harsh vocals.

Give it a few more tries, i bet you'll like Megadeth more.
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30.09.2011 - 16:06
skeletorissatan
This is an amazing album. However, i really DONT like Daves Vocals on Tornado Of Souls or Rust In Peac Polaris... "LOTS OF BANANAS! THE END DOESNT SCARE US" LOL!
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30.09.2011 - 16:59
Rating: 10
Vonpire
Whoooooot \oo/
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Beware the Shadows of Dusk
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14.10.2011 - 17:31
Rating: 9
Hardrockpower
In my opinion the two most consistent thrash bands are Megadeth and Overkill. Rust In Peace is nearly flawless.
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14.10.2011 - 19:17
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Hardrockpower on 14.10.2011 at 17:31
In my opinion the two most consistent thrash bands are Megadeth and Overkill. Rust In Peace is nearly flawless.

I can get on board with Overkill, but Megadeth? They pulled a Metallica and went down the rock route for so long it's hard to think of them as a thrash band anymore. :/
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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14.10.2011 - 20:11
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by skeletorissatan on 30.09.2011 at 16:06

This is an amazing album. However, i really DONT like Daves Vocals on Tornado Of Souls or Rust In Peac Polaris... "LOTS OF BANANAS! THE END DOESNT SCARE US" LOL!




thigh master... leg magic!
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get the fuck off my lawn.
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14.10.2011 - 20:17
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Troy Killjoy on 14.10.2011 at 19:17

Written by Hardrockpower on 14.10.2011 at 17:31
In my opinion the two most consistent thrash bands are Megadeth and Overkill. Rust In Peace is nearly flawless.

I can get on board with Overkill, but Megadeth? They pulled a Metallica and went down the rock route for so long it's hard to think of them as a thrash band anymore. :/


Overkill are consistent, ture, consistently boring except for their first two and their last.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

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Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
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18.10.2011 - 14:09
skeletorissatan
Written by BitterCOld on 14.10.2011 at 20:11

Written by skeletorissatan on 30.09.2011 at 16:06

This is an amazing album. However, i really DONT like Daves Vocals on Tornado Of Souls or Rust In Peac Polaris... "LOTS OF BANANAS! THE END DOESNT SCARE US" LOL!




thigh master... leg magic!

Lol. *Pinches nose* Swaying to the symphony.... of destruction *Unpinches nose*. Daves vocals are truly horrible
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03.11.2011 - 02:22
Rating: 10
masterofpeace95
There are only a few albums that I've given a 10, but this masterpiece deserves it. Every song is just amazing to listen to. This is one of the few albums that I could listen to without skipping any songs. And no, I'm not one of those holy wars and hangar 18 narks. This whole album is just amazing, but If I had to pick my favoutites they would be, Hangar 18, five magics, and tornado of souls
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13.11.2011 - 04:53
Rating: 10
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by BitterCOld on 14.10.2011 at 20:11

Written by skeletorissatan on 30.09.2011 at 16:06

This is an amazing album. However, i really DONT like Daves Vocals on Tornado Of Souls or Rust In Peac Polaris... "LOTS OF BANANAS! THE END DOESNT SCARE US" LOL!




thigh master... leg magic!

DISCLAIMER: THIS MAY OFFEND
"A MILE HIIIIGGHH ROTTEN-NIGGER OF DEATH!"
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04.12.2011 - 04:23
Lit.
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Written by skeletorissatan on 18.10.2011 at 14:09

Written by BitterCOld on 14.10.2011 at 20:11

Written by skeletorissatan on 30.09.2011 at 16:06

This is an amazing album. However, i really DONT like Daves Vocals on Tornado Of Souls or Rust In Peac Polaris... "LOTS OF BANANAS! THE END DOESNT SCARE US" LOL!




thigh master... leg magic!

Lol. *Pinches nose* Swaying to the symphony.... of destruction *Unpinches nose*. Daves vocals are truly horrible


Who needs good vocals when you shred like the Devil himself?
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