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Megadeth - Rust In Peace



9.3 | 3249 votes |
Release date: 24 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] [2004 re-released bonus]
12. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due [demo] [2004 re-released bonus]
13. Take No Prisoners [demo] [2004 re-released bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1990: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 2

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 (52)

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 (21)

24.09.2020
Exactly 30 years ago, on September 24th, Rust In Peace was unleashed upon the world and had the impact of an atomic bomb. Just before thrash metal's demise, Megadeth released a magnificent masterpiece that was at the same time so aggressive yet dexterous, so catchy yet progressive, so melodic yet gritty, that it would be considered groundbreaking even if it was released today. Alongside the two Daves, Rust in Peace was the first Megadeth album to feature lead guitarist Marty Friedman and the late Nick Menza on drums, thus undoubtedly forming the most talented line-up the band ever had. Titles like "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due", "Hangar 18", and "Tornado Of Souls" are carved with golden letters on the Book of Thrash's Legendary Tracks. To be consumed incessantly and irresponsibly until nuclear warfare wipes us off the face of this planet.

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20.12.2023 - 07:32
Rating: 10
Mauricio5555

Written by Auntie Sahar on 27.09.2020 at 15:16

I mean it's definitely not a bad release by any means, probably actually one of the few that deserves its obnoxiously high rating on here. But I've always found RIP to probably be the most overrated album in the Megadeth discography, especially when Peace Sells and Killing Is My Business (why do people sleep on this album so much arrrrgghhh!) exist.

I was discussing this with a friend the other day and he was like "ohhhh but those albums don't have Holy Wars or Take No Prisoners!"

I could just as easily say that RIP doesn't have Black Friday, Bad Omen, Rattlehead, The Skull Beneath The Skin, etc.

Also Chris Poland was the best Megadeth guitarist ever, and probably would've run circles around Marty Friedman had they ever gotten into an actual guitar battle. Fight me.


The album is not overrated, is obvious that you love thrash metal more than metal in general and I can see why you don't appreciate RIP as a whole, is just because this record is so much more than Thrash like Peace Sells or Killing Is My Business, Rust In Peace take Thrash beyond its borders, mixing it with more melodic, versatile stuff even jazz elements, sometimes RIP takes his time, and not all the time is aggressive, things that not thrash fans can understand!!
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20.12.2023 - 11:13
Rating: 10
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by Mauricio5555 on 20.12.2023 at 07:32

Written by Auntie Sahar on 27.09.2020 at 15:16


obvious that you love thrash metal more than metal in general

Yes, Sahar only cares about thrash metal, and nothing else in metal! He hates innovation, only raw, old-school thrash. Yup, that's the Sahar I know. Definitely. Totally.
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20.12.2023 - 11:15
JoHn Doe

Written by F3ynman2000 on 20.12.2023 at 11:13

Written by Mauricio5555 on 20.12.2023 at 07:32

Written by Auntie Sahar on 27.09.2020 at 15:16


obvious that you love thrash metal more than metal in general

Yes, Sahar only cares about thrash metal, and nothing else in metal! He hates innovation, only raw, old-school thrash. Yup, that's the Sahar I know. Definitely. Totally.


No need for sarcasm, a newbie will not understand what you're trying to say.
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20.12.2023 - 11:24
Rating: 10
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by JoHn Doe on 20.12.2023 at 11:15

Written by F3ynman2000 on 20.12.2023 at 11:13

Written by Mauricio5555 on 20.12.2023 at 07:32

Written by Auntie Sahar on 27.09.2020 at 15:16


obvious that you love thrash metal more than metal in general

Yes, Sahar only cares about thrash metal, and nothing else in metal! He hates innovation, only raw, old-school thrash. Yup, that's the Sahar I know. Definitely. Totally.


No need for sarcasm, a newbie will not understand what you're trying to say.


Sorry, was just too funny to ignore
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20.12.2023 - 13:56
JoHn Doe

Written by F3ynman2000 on 20.12.2023 at 11:24

Written by JoHn Doe on 20.12.2023 at 11:15

Written by F3ynman2000 on 20.12.2023 at 11:13

Written by Mauricio5555 on 20.12.2023 at 07:32

Written by Auntie Sahar on 27.09.2020 at 15:16


obvious that you love thrash metal more than metal in general

Yes, Sahar only cares about thrash metal, and nothing else in metal! He hates innovation, only raw, old-school thrash. Yup, that's the Sahar I know. Definitely. Totally.


No need for sarcasm, a newbie will not understand what you're trying to say.


Sorry, was just too funny to ignore


Yeah, but you're mocking a newbie that does not know anyone here on MS.
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20.12.2023 - 14:13
JoHn Doe

Written by Guest on 20.12.2023 at 14:03

Written by JoHn Doe on 20.12.2023 at 13:56

Yeah, but you're mocking a newbie that does not know anyone here on MS.

Well, now he knows you and F3ynman.



Point taken.
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21.12.2023 - 23:43
Auntie Sahar
Drone Empress
Written by Mauricio5555 on 20.12.2023 at 07:32

The album is not overrated, is obvious that you love thrash metal more than metal in general and I can see why you don't appreciate RIP as a whole

I’m partial to black metal, doom, drone, and industrial far more so than thrash, actually, but OK.

Anywho, my margin of error for RIP vs the other two I mentioned is slim anyway. For me, I’d say RIP gets a 9, KIMB a 9.5. Peace Sells is an easy 10.
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I am the Magician and the Exorcist. I am the axle of the wheel, and the cube in the circle. “Come unto me” is a foolish word: for it is I that go.

~ II. VII
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10.03.2024 - 15:08
Rating: 10
iMorphball

Written by Auntie Sahar on 21.12.2023 at 23:43

Written by Mauricio5555 on 20.12.2023 at 07:32

The album is not overrated, is obvious that you love thrash metal more than metal in general and I can see why you don't appreciate RIP as a whole

I’m partial to black metal, doom, drone, and industrial far more so than thrash, actually, but OK.

Anywho, my margin of error for RIP vs the other two I mentioned is slim anyway. For me, I’d say RIP gets a 9, KIMB a 9.5. Peace Sells is an easy 10.

"I Ain't Superstitious" is the only thing that brings Peace Sells down for me as a whole. I often say that Rust In Peace is the best album ever, but Peace Sells is the best Megadeth album ever -- if that makes sense, lol.
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09.04.2024 - 05:37
Rating: 8
majormalfunction

Technically brilliant where especially some solos are truly facemelting. I would like to give it higher rating since both Hangar 18 and Tornado of Souls are out of this world. Hangar 18 might be my favourite Megadeth track, the set of solos always impress me along with the catchy riffs. At the same time there's some songs that don't do that much for me like Lucretia, Five Magics and Dawn Patrol.
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09.04.2024 - 15:07
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by majormalfunction on 09.04.2024 at 05:37

Technically brilliant where especially some solos are truly facemelting. I would like to give it higher rating since both Hangar 18 and Tornado of Souls are out of this world. Hangar 18 might be my favourite Megadeth track, the set of solos always impress me along with the catchy riffs. At the same time there's some songs that don't do that much for me like Lucretia, Five Magics and Dawn Patrol.

Pretty much in the same boat as you. Five Magics is truly an awful song.
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I do your mum

DESTROY DRUM TRIGGERS
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09.04.2024 - 17:25
A Real Mönkey

Five Magics is one of the best songs on the album. That bass intro alone is better than a lot of the stuff on here. If there’s any bad ones it’s either Lucretia or Take No Prisoners (Everyone likes this for some reason but gawd it’s classic cringetastic Dave lyrics that sounds like it would’ve come off an album like United Abominations instead).
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09.04.2024 - 17:49
Rating: 10
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
I quite like "Five Magics" tbh, for me the weakest track on the album is "Take No Prisoners", and even that's a reasonably good song. "Holy Wars" has always been my favorite ever Megadeth song, but "Hangar 18", "Tornado Of Souls", and "Rust In Peace...Polaris" all aren't far behind that, they're all time thrash metal classics imo.
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09.04.2024 - 17:56
Rating: 10
musclassia

I can join the pro-Five Magics train, that bassline during the first phase is dope as hell, and I dig what it subsequently transitions into as well. Excluding Dawn Patrol (which isn't really a proper song), the weakest here for me are also Lucretia and Take No Prisoners like Mönkey said, but both are still fine songs
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09.04.2024 - 19:58
Rating: 10
Redel

Written by A Real Mönkey on 09.04.2024 at 17:25

Five Magics is one of the best songs on the album.

This!
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10.04.2024 - 18:05
Zap
Guest
Written by A Real Mönkey on 09.04.2024 at 17:25

Take No Prisoners (Everyone likes this for some reason but gawd it’s classic cringetastic Dave lyrics that sounds like it would’ve come off an album like United Abominations instead).

Agreed. The riffs are pretty insane, but the song as a whole is not that great.
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17.04.2024 - 17:38
Rating: 10
TrendHater

What more can be said? This album is the absolute pinnacle of thrash, and arguably metal as whole.

I was lucky to see the 25th anniversary show for this album. They played it cover to cover w/o commentary between songs. Ranks pretty high in my favorite concert list...
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18.04.2024 - 11:26
gavdann

Written by TrendHater on 17.04.2024 at 17:38

I was lucky to see the 25th anniversary show for this album.

I saw them twice on the Rust In Peace tour. Clash of the Titans Oct '90 and Hammersmith Odeon Mar '91. Still have the ticket stubs
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