A Metal Classic: "Rust In Peace" (1990) by Megadeth
Rust In Peace can be said to be one of the best thrash metal albums, if not certainly one of the best Megadeth albums of all time. With ravishing guitar solos, varying rhythm and time signatures, and profound lyrics, the album is a definition of the masterful style of Megadeth and it can be said that the album set the standards pretty high for thrash metal.
To this day, the two most popular songs from the album, Hangar 18 and Holy Wars… The Punishment Due, have had a place in most of the band’s live performances and they are highly praised by Megadeth fans. The theme of the album can be said to be centered around worldwide issues with politics, religion, UFOs, nuclear warfare, and more personal issues such as drug and alcohol addiction.
Rust In Peace by Megadeth is a timeless album that synthesizes masterful musicality with heavy riffs and amazing guitar solos, and critical lyrics about current issues of the time. It should be a must-listen for any metal fan out there.