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Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?

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  • Many music fans consider this to be one of thrash/speed metal’s best records. “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?” is doubtlessly Dave Mustaine’s first masterpiece. It is a classic, standard-setting album which is one of the best and most powerful and contagious releases of the 1980’s (right up there with Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” and Slayer’s “Reign In Blood”). The famous album opener, “Wake Up Dead,” has a pair of guitar solos, as well as a couple tempo changes, and “The Conjuring” is a catchy song, with fast, propulsive riffs. Next, the title track has more catchy, chugging guitars, several small solos, and an infectious sing-along near the end. “Devil’s Island” and “Good Mourning/Black Friday” both have tasty solos (and “Good Mourning” also has a very catchy chorus and almost buzzsaw riffs). From front to back, this C.D. is very memorable and nearly perfect. It’s a must own for every thrash and metal collection. The bottom line is, if you like heavy metal, why wouldn’t you buy “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?”? Plus, I strongly recommend getting the remastered version of this C.D. The four remixes at the end aren’t anything especially interesting, but, overall, the album’s sound quality is MUCH improved.

    Posted on March 4, 2010