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Release date: 21 September 1990
Style: Thrash metal

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9.2 | 2316 votes

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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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Oakdude - 10.01.2015 at 20:15  
  Love the riffs, everything is awesome exept the vocals, I cant stand his voice...
Muerda - 02.02.2015 at 21:19  
  Tis album would have been better if there were at the moment another vocalist, god, mustaine sucks at vocals
Pelos - 02.02.2015 at 21:24  
  Pure shit, mustaine vocals ruin everything in this record
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.02.2015 at 21:26  
  Wow, this guy a fucking genius ^ then again, maybe 5 minutes IS enough before you start spamming your fake account?
Zaphod - 02.02.2015 at 21:27  
Rating: 9 ^So subtle.
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.02.2015 at 21:30  
  The funny thing is that he must believe his two 1s / 10s are going to make any impact in the 2000+ votes on said albums. Perhaps he's planning a few more accounts.
Zaphod - 02.02.2015 at 21:32  
Rating: 9 No, the funny thing is that he gives a fuck.
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.02.2015 at 21:34  
  He REALLY cares: account no. 3 (at least): http://www.metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=154107
Fearmeister - 02.02.2015 at 21:35  
Rating: 10 Why do people get so worked up about vocals in thrash metal?
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.02.2015 at 21:36  
 
Written by Fearmeister on 02.02.2015 at 21:35

Why do people get so worked up about vocals in thrash metal?

To be fair most of them are awful. Like a horrible (albeit not literal) midground between black and death vocals, sans any real talent to do either. I tend to measure thrash vocals by how not irritating / grating they are, rather than how good they are like pretty much every other genre.
deadone - 03.02.2015 at 01:30  
Rating: 8 I like Mustaine's vocals for the most part. He's no Dickinson but it fits the music quite well and is unique.

The Thrash vocalists that grate with me these days are the million and one Zetro/Blitz clones
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.02.2015 at 01:37  
  Funny as Souza is basically the one thrash vocalist I enjoy
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.02.2015 at 01:43  
  Souza is great, but Balloff is better but Blitz is horrendous but Mustaine truly is the single worst thrash vocalist around. But tbh Souza isn't a shadow of himself. But then again the other bad ones are even worse nowadays.
deadone - 03.02.2015 at 01:55  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.02.2015 at 01:37

Funny as Souza is basically the one thrash vocalist I enjoy



I don't mind Souza (prefer Baloff) and have always enjoyed Bltiz's work.

I'm more sick of same sounding clones who just ape the classics and often don't do it as good.
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.02.2015 at 01:58  
 
Written by deadone on 03.02.2015 at 01:55

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.02.2015 at 01:37

Funny as Souza is basically the one thrash vocalist I enjoy



I don't mind Souza (prefer Baloff) and have always enjoyed Bltiz's work.

I'm more sick of same sounding clones who just ape the classics and often don't do it as good.



So like Dukes in Exodus who tried to sound like, and to be honest sounded a lot like, Souza in Exodus?
deadone - 03.02.2015 at 02:13  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.02.2015 at 01:58



So like Dukes in Exodus who tried to sound like, and to be honest sounded a lot like, Souza in Exodus?



Never a fan of any of the Dukes era Exodus. Tempo of the Damned is the last album of theirs I have time for (I haven't heard the new one though).
Mattybu - 03.02.2015 at 04:37  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.02.2015 at 01:43

Mustaine truly is the single worst thrash vocalist around.


I like the fact that on the first few Megadeth albums he just sounds like a guy emphatically saying/yelling a bunch of stuff. When he tries to actually sing it gets worse.
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.02.2015 at 04:51  
 
Written by deadone on 03.02.2015 at 02:13

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.02.2015 at 01:58



So like Dukes in Exodus who tried to sound like, and to be honest sounded a lot like, Souza in Exodus?



Never a fan of any of the Dukes era Exodus. Tempo of the Damned is the last album of theirs I have time for (I haven't heard the new one though).


Neither was I. But it hadn't hadn't to do with Dukes. It was the shoddy songwriting by Exodus with their songs which were way too long for their own good (just like Machine Head;s songs)
deadone - 03.02.2015 at 05:12  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.02.2015 at 04:51


Neither was I. But it hadn't hadn't to do with Dukes. It was the shoddy songwriting by Exodus with their songs which were way too long for their own good (just like Machine Head;s songs)


Totally agree. Really unmemorable stuff.
Mountain King - 18.02.2015 at 00:13  
  Definitely not number 1 of all time. I could name dozens of albums that are better in many ways, not to mention crappy vocals but that's not why Megadeth are popular anyway. Life is weird sometimes...
deadone - 18.02.2015 at 00:36  
Rating: 8
Written by Mountain King on 18.02.2015 at 00:13

Definitely not number 1 of all time. I could name dozens of albums that are better in many ways, not to mention crappy vocals but that's not why Megadeth are popular anyway. Life is weird sometimes...




Not my number 1 either - I don't have a number 1. It's not even my favourite Megadeth album.

But the masses of Metalstorm have spoken.

If you went to other sites it'd be something different.
TheThunderthief - 08.05.2015 at 22:01  
  Greatest materpiece ever recorded.

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