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Rust in Peace

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Rust in Peace
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Album by Megadeth
Released October 2, 1990
Recorded 1989
Genre Thrash metal
Length 40 min 44 sec
Record label Capitol Records
Producer Dave Mustaine and Mike Clink
Professional reviews
Allmusic.com 4 stars out of 5 Link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:1mzyxdabjola)
Megadeth Chronology
So Far, So Good... So What!
(1988)
Rust in Peace
(1990)
Countdown to Extinction
(1992)

Rust in Peace is a music album by Megadeth. It was released by Capitol Records in 1990 (see 1990 in music). The album is considered by many to be a thrash metal classic. Many Megadeth fans consider the album, and its follow up, Countdown To Extinction, to represent the high-point in the band's career.

Historical Significance

Rust in Peace was the first Megadeth album from the Mustaine / Ellefson / Menza / Friedman line-up. This line-up would see the band through most of the 1990s. It also marks the last time Megadeth produced an all-thrash studio album; the band moving in a hard-rock direction with its later albums.

The album's popularity amongst its fan base is due, in part, to a combination of Mustaine's often political lyrics, and guitar-playing ability, with the guitar solos of Marty Friedman. The technical ability of Friedman and Mustaine is shown through difficult-to-play songs like "Tornado Of Souls".

The track "Holy Wars" - the first part of "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due" - deals with the ongoing crisis between Israel and the Palestinians. The song, after a bridge, becomes "The Punishment Due"; a track about the comic book The Punisher. Other political songs on the album include "Take No Prisoners" (which deals with prisoners of war), "Dawn Patrol" (a track about pollution), and the title track (which deals with intercontinental ballistic missiles).

"Hangar 18" has a riff also used by Metallica, in "The Call of Ktulu", from Ride the Lightning, which was written while Dave Mustaine was a member of Metallica.

Rust in Peace is by and large known for its relentless riffs, aggressive & fancy solos and pounding double-bass drums.

Track listing

  1. "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due" - 6:36
  2. "Hangar 18" - 5:14
  3. "Take No Prisoners" - 3:28
  4. "Five Magics" - 5:24
  5. "Poison Was the Cure" - 2:58
  6. "Lucretia" - 3:58
  7. "Tornado of Souls" - 5:22
  8. "Dawn Patrol" - 1:50
  9. "Rust in Peace... Polaris" - 5:36

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