Megadeth is back, and Back with a Vengeance. New lead guitarist, Al Pitrelli (ex Savatage, Alice Cooper) lays down some blistering solos and makes fans of the old band think to themselves “Marty Who?”. This is by far Megadeth’s heaviest release since 1995’s Youthanasia, and judging by the fans embracement of the album, will easily be just as successful. With the Return of the Mega-Mascot, Vic Rattlehead, Megadeth return to their roots on Scorching songs such as, Disconnect, 1000 Times Goodbye, Return to Hangar, and Dread and the Fugitive Mind. David “JR” Ellefson’s basslines on this album are the most prominent he has laid down since 1986’s “Peace Sells”. Jimmy Degrasso (ex Suicidal Tendencies, Alice Cooper) puts his touch on the album with some excellent blast beats and double bass drumming almost making old fans forget who Nick Menza is. Dave Mustaine’s voice, rhythm, and lead work is right on. Just what we’d expect from a MEGADETH release. This album definately is NOT a RISK. This album is a Return to Form, and A splendid display of musical genious.Dave titled his album “The World Needs a Hero” Well, Heavy Metal fans have 4 heros. Dave, David, Jimmy, and Al…..