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Release date: 21 September 1990
Style: Thrash metal

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01. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
02. Hangar 18
03. Take No Prisoners
04. Five Magics
05. Poison Was The Cure
06. Lucretia
07. Tornado Of Souls
08. Dawn Patrol
09. Rust In Peace... Polaris
10. My Creation [2004 re-released bonus]
11. Rust In Peace...Polaris [demo version][2004 re-released bonus]
12. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due [demo version][2004 re-released bonus]
13. Take No Prisoners [demo version][2004 re-released bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1990: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 1

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (10)


Additional info
Re-released in 2004

Guest review by
Gorey

Rating:
10
1990 is a year to be remembered in the history of heavy metal. And it has to be said that the US Megadeth have made a lot for it with the launch of their cataclysmic opus, Rust In Peace. After three albums of good quality the four guys decided to release a (nuclear) bomb that has become a landmark in the metal world.
Dave Mustaine publicly reveals his genius, accompanied by his old mate Dave Ellefson. For this album, Mustaine has hired a new guitarist, Marty Friedman, and a drummer, Nick Menza. The first impression when you hear this album, is its pure, almost uncontrolled strength, that changes every riff into an earthquake.The guitars are omnipresent, they rhythm, without any moment of weakness, the lyrics, resolutely anti military and full of nuclear apocalypse. In this point of view, the excellent ?Holy wars? is a titanic opening. This track can be considered as a symbol of all the rage and determination that the album contains, as it combines heavy repeating riffs and guitar flights. This only track can justify the purchase of this album. Because it's a boost that allows the other tracks to be linked together with a great fluidity.

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published 22.09.2003 | Comments (51)

Guest review by
Arian Totalis

Rating:
9.5
The year is 1990, and the 80's thrash scene will soon fade into the backdrop. There seems to be no hope for this genre beyond but a few bands, but only one of these bands was needed; Megadeth. Since the last album, Dave have ousted Chuck Behler and Jeff Young, and replaced them with Nick Menza and Guitar Giant Marty Friedman. With Political and Societal themes ready to launch, Megadeth was ready to make their fans Rust in Peace.

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published 17.01.2009 | Comments (19)

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RokBoks - 03.08.2012 at 07:12  
Rating: 10 No bullshit this album is fantastic. Fast, well played, awesome tracks, and awesome writing. Megadeth deserve the die hard legion of fans they have now and forever. Many of the riffs on this album just stick with me and pop up at the most random times (which tends to happen with Megadeth riffs.)
/5
Angry Chair - 09.09.2012 at 02:50  
Rating: 10 Great album, I very nearly gave it a 10/10
Egigantea - 09.09.2012 at 08:51  
Rating: 10 Megadeth's signature masterpiece, if you don't own this album then you don't know Thrash Metal.
Vonpire - 19.09.2012 at 16:25  
Rating: 10 Deserved
megadeath13 - 04.11.2012 at 19:39  
  No need to dicuss here. Its simply one of the best metal albums. It deserves the attention:beer:
Dentura - 14.11.2012 at 21:12  
Rating: 7
Written by tea[m]ster on 09.04.2011 at 18:53

Ok trolls, don't get pissed but I think Peace Sells AND So Far are much better than this release. Not sure what all the hub-bub is about. A top album of all-time? Not even close...Does anyone else feel this album is a bit overrated?


I agree, I personally consider this to be one of the most overrated albums in all of metal.
Senyary - 30.11.2012 at 00:14  
  Awesome
Ace Frawley - 02.12.2012 at 09:37  
Rating: 10
Written by Dentura on 14.11.2012 at 21:12

Written by tea[m]ster on 09.04.2011 at 18:53

Ok trolls, don't get pissed but I think Peace Sells AND So Far are much better than this release. Not sure what all the hub-bub is about. A top album of all-time? Not even close...Does anyone else feel this album is a bit overrated?


I agree, I personally consider this to be one of the most overrated albums in all of metal.


Nope, going to have to disagree with you two. We'll just have to accept that we have different tastes because I think this is an exceptionally good album.
Jaeryd17‍ - 28.12.2012 at 00:42  
Rating: 8
Written by Guest on 06.06.2012 at 22:04

Well... all songs are great. But I desagree with the comment above: MoP is better.


I've always liked Hetfield's vocals better than Mustaine's, but musically I'd say Megadeth is more interesting.
Cuca Beludo - 28.12.2012 at 03:14  
 
Written by Jaeryd17‍ on 28.12.2012 at 00:42

Written by Guest on 06.06.2012 at 22:04

Well... all songs are great. But I desagree with the comment above: MoP is better.


I've always liked Hetfield's vocals better than Mustaine's, but musically I'd say Megadeth is more interesting.


Yep. More fast, and most times better guitar solos.
Megamachinica18 - 10.03.2013 at 09:29  
Rating: 10 One of the greatest metal albums of whole time. Anyone could of told you that
My ratings

Musicianship:10
Songwriting: 10
Originality:10
Production:9
Himedal - 28.04.2013 at 22:33  
Rating: 10 That's why I am in love with them
Cunt_Destructor - 08.06.2013 at 15:11  
Rating: 10 Would it be an overstatement if I called this album the best thrash metal album of all times?!:thankyou:
AtrumHiberna - 10.06.2013 at 15:42  
Rating: 10 Dave Mustaine at a very recent interview he said that when he was playing the RIP songs live in the anniversary tour he was thinking "who was I was trying to impress back then?"... he actually said that. eeermmmm... maybe your fans Dave? who were you trying to impress when writing Super Collider then?
But then, if he had that attitude (who am I trying to impress) nowadays, maybe he would release again masterpieces like this one, or close to this
Not that I complain, he released albums like Endgame and The System has Failed, but no matter how great these albums are, they do not touch RIP or Peace Sells
Necdilzor - 11.06.2013 at 05:05  
Rating: 10 My biggest inspiration to play guitar. I really love this album.
7th - 25.08.2013 at 12:59  
Rating: 10 This album is the one that got me hooked on metal. For me the best metal album of all time.
HellriderRising - 13.09.2013 at 12:07  
Rating: 8
Written by Dentura on 14.11.2012 at 21:12

Written by tea[m]ster on 09.04.2011 at 18:53

Ok trolls, don't get pissed but I think Peace Sells AND So Far are much better than this release. Not sure what all the hub-bub is about. A top album of all-time? Not even close...Does anyone else feel this album is a bit overrated?


I agree, I personally consider this to be one of the most overrated albums in all of metal.


Agreed.
MrClansman1 - 23.09.2013 at 13:59  
Rating: 10 Best record ever!!
Nick Krzemienski - 24.09.2013 at 21:53  
Rating: 9 Maybe i prefer Peace sells a little bit, but this is also a damn good record. The solo in Tornado of Souls is phenomenal
Marcel Hubregtse - 24.09.2013 at 22:12  
Rating: 8
Written by Nick Krzemienski on 24.09.2013 at 21:53

Maybe i prefer Peace sells a little bit, but this is also a damn good record. The solo in Tornado of Souls is phenomenal



I prefer Peace Sells a lot but this is still Megadeth's after Peace Sells imo
Nick Krzemienski - 24.09.2013 at 22:23  
Rating: 9 Depends on my mood. Peace sells is just a little bit heavier, so maybe thats the reason, why i prefer it.
boartuskarmy - 12.10.2013 at 16:33  
  Buy this album for the first two songs alone. Then enjoy the rest of the album.
sandbags - 03.11.2013 at 08:53  
Rating: 10 You are not going to hear betting riffing without going into muddled, overly technical and gratuitous showing off. A brilliant album. It's just a shame that Megadeth was never able to match it or even come close to it. This is as good as Megadeth, or thrash metal for that matter, can ever be.
salah mustain - 16.11.2013 at 18:31  
Rating: 10 Great composition
salah mustain - 08.12.2013 at 16:25  
Rating: 10 The best of the best
BlackShade - 22.12.2013 at 16:01  
  I fucking hate Mustaine.
deadone - 23.12.2013 at 00:11  
Rating: 8 Now that was a pointless little comment.
deadone - 23.12.2013 at 00:11  
Rating: 8 Now that was a pointless little comment.
Angelic Storm - 23.12.2013 at 09:11  
Rating: 10
Written by deadone on 23.12.2013 at 00:11

Now that was a pointless little comment.


Indeed. I think Dave is an idiot, but that does not prevent this album (or indeed, any of Megadeth's other classic albums) from being great. Same as how Glen Benton being a grade A fool doesn't stop their first few albums from being death metal classics.
deadone - 23.12.2013 at 12:26  
Rating: 8 100% agree Angelic Storm.

If I didn't listen to bands whose members I thought were a wankers, I'd be stuck listening to Iron Maiden exclusively and even Nicko has been a dick at times.
bblitz - 03.04.2014 at 21:17  
Rating: 10
Written by AtrumHiberna on 10.06.2013 at 15:42

Dave Mustaine at a very recent interview he said that when he was playing the RIP songs live in the anniversary tour he was thinking "who was I was trying to impress back then?"... he actually said that. eeermmmm... maybe your fans Dave? who were you trying to impress when writing Super Collider then?
But then, if he had that attitude (who am I trying to impress) nowadays, maybe he would release again masterpieces like this one, or close to this
Not that I complain, he released albums like Endgame and The System has Failed, but no matter how great these albums are, they do not touch RIP or Peace Sells

Totally agreed.Dave can be a douchebag sometimes,he is tyrant and dictator in his band,one word
and whole line up could change within one hour,I don't know,maybe Chris Broderick or Dave Elleffson thought diifferent approach
to the last album but they know Dave has the first and last word,you know waht I mean...
As for this album,a masterpiece beyond belief.
Coolingsrock - 14.04.2014 at 23:37  
Rating: 10 If you rate this a 1...then maybe you should get your head out ya ass son

Written by BlackShade on 22.12.2013 at 16:01

I fucking hate Mustaine.
Paw!! - Today at 05:19  
Rating: 10 If you get this album. Then you will know best thrash metal album. hail MEGADETH !!

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