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  • Dave Mustaine is back, proving once and for all that he is the metal king! The System Has Failed is a modern masterpiece of epic proportions. Complex riffs, shredding solos, zany jazz inspired drums, and the most furious lyrics penned since Rust In Peace.And let’s not forget the superior songcraft! Each song on this album is unique and has a style of its own. There are thrashers (Kick the Chair/Blackmail the Universe), hard rockers (Die Dead Enough/The Scorpion/Of Mice and Men), epics (Truth Be Told/Back In the Day), and even cool mucial interludes with spoken word segments (I Know Jack/Shadow of Death).There is literally, something for every hard rock/metal fan. TSHF is a perfect mix of metal bliss. Dave’s riffs haven’t sounded this fresh in years! This is the album Mustaine has been trying to write since Countdown to Extinction. Not that the albums since then have been bad (Cryptic Writings was great for example), but they are less than perfect and are sometimes muddled by goofy/silly lyrics and melodies. I need not even mention Risk….Megadeth has reclaimed their place at the top of the hard music scene…The System Has Failed will go down in history as one of the absolute Megadeth classics, proudly taking its place next to Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying, Rust In Peace, Killing Is My Business, and Countdown to Extinction. No self respecting metalhead can go without this. Do yourself a favour and buy this thing NOW!!!

    Posted on December 4, 2009