It’s a statement from Dave Mustaine to Metallica and the rest of the metal world saying “This is how it’s done kids.”
The style is like a cross between “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?”, “Rust in Peace”, and “Countdown to Extinction” (their 3 best albums from their golden years). The new band spear-headed by the Drover brothers is incredible. Once upon a time, the Abbott brothers (Dimebag and Vinnie Paul) almost joined Megadeth. Circumstances kept that from happening that time, but not this time (too bad Glen Drover has since left the band). Glen Drover is completely awesome and his smooth flowing style complements Mustaine’s rough and tough style perfectly. Shawn Drover is the best drummer since the original drummer, the great Gar Samuelson. Come to think of it, they sound a lot like Dimebag and Vinnie.
And it’s true what the Amazon reviewer says…the fact that a band, 25 years after its formation, can release an album like this is incredible. Make no mistake, this IS one of Megadeth’s BEST albums. It really shows what an absolute genius Mustaine is. The man is just dripping with awesome riffs and solos. He is the best and most prolific metal riff creator of all time. Let’s hope this is the start of a new golden era of Megadeth.