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Megadeth - Rust In Peace



9.3 | 3092 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

Line-up
David Scott "Dave" Mustaine - guitars, vocals
Martin Adam "Marty" Friedman - guitars
Nick Menza - drums, backing vocals
David Ellefson - bass, backing vocals

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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06.02.2012 - 21:16
Rating: 10
musicalkaratekid

This album is completely and utterly insane. Riffs and solos flying everywhere, mustaine's menacing vocals and the mad drums contributing to the awesomeness of this album. Yeah, i guess i like it.
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01.03.2012 - 19:25
Rating: 10
Korah

The only album with "Master of Puppets" to got only perfect songs!!
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01.03.2012 - 20:46
Pelagial

Perfect Album
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16.05.2012 - 22:37
Illog1cal
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Its all brilliant.
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18.05.2012 - 13:45
Rating: 10
giorgos_gr

RUST IN FUC***ING PEACE!!!!!!!
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29.05.2012 - 01:15
bolaagen3

Very beautiful
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31.05.2012 - 22:53
Rating: 10
neiluria

Best albums megadeth, same level as "Master of Puppets" by Metallica.
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06.06.2012 - 22:04
Cuca Beludo
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Well... all songs are great. But I desagree with the comment above: MoP is better.
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09.07.2012 - 19:37
Rating: 10
lord artan

Holy Wars... The Punishment Due...awesome...
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03.08.2012 - 07:12
Rating: 10
RokBoks

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
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09.09.2012 - 02:50
Rating: 10
Angry Chair

Great album, I very nearly gave it a 10/10
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"Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
- Denis Diderot
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09.09.2012 - 08:51
Rating: 10
Egigantea

Megadeth's signature masterpiece, if you don't own this album then you don't know Thrash Metal.
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19.09.2012 - 16:25
Rating: 10
Vonpire

Deserved
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04.11.2012 - 19:39
megadeath13
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No need to dicuss here. Its simply one of the best metal albums. It deserves the attention:beer:
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14.11.2012 - 21:12
Rating: 9
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
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.
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Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
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30.11.2012 - 00:14
Senyary

Awesome
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02.12.2012 - 09:37
Rating: 10
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by CobiWan1993 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.
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28.12.2012 - 00:42
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
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.
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28.12.2012 - 03:14
Cuca Beludo
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Written by Jaeryd 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.
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10.03.2013 - 09:29
Rating: 10
Megamachinica18

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
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28.04.2013 - 22:33
Rating: 10
Himedal

That's why I am in love with them
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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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08.06.2013 - 15:11
Rating: 10
Cunt_Destructor

Would it be an overstatement if I called this album the best thrash metal album of all times?!:thankyou:
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10.06.2013 - 15:42
Rating: 10
AtrumHiberna

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
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This is my worship, this is my path...
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11.06.2013 - 05:05
Rating: 10
Necdilzor

My biggest inspiration to play guitar. I really love this album.
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25.08.2013 - 12:59
Rating: 10
7th

This album is the one that got me hooked on metal. For me the best metal album of all time.
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13.09.2013 - 12:07
Rating: 7
HellriderRising

Written by CobiWan1993 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.
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23.09.2013 - 13:59
Rating: 10
MrClansman1

Best record ever!!
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24.09.2013 - 22:12
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Reality03 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
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12.10.2013 - 16:33
boartuskarmy
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Buy this album for the first two songs alone. Then enjoy the rest of the album.
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03.11.2013 - 08:53
Rating: 10
sandbags

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.
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