Alex Jones favourite rocker, Dave Mustaine, is back with his pioneering thrash metal band, Megadeth, releasing “Super Collider ” last month. in doing research on this album, I was disappointed to see that it received mostly negative reviews. critics felt as tho “Super Collider” was too much of a departure from their last coupla albums, and that it sounded too commercial. funny how those same critics would probably say Megadeth’s sound had evolved, while staying relevant and accessible to a mass audience, if a band like Metallica had released it. “Super Collider” is a damn fine album! it does have that feel of something they might have written during the “Countdown To Extinction” days, but that’s not a bad thing. this album sounds better than anything Metallica has done in the last twenty years.
Mustaine is viewed as a bit of a “conspiracy theorist” and the lyrical content on Super Collider reflects his “radical” views:
the government spying on American citizens in Dance In The Rain
America’s addiction to big pharma in Kingmaker
teenage pregnancy in Beginning Of Sorrow
my favourite tracks are Dance In The Rain which sounds like a blend of Peace Sells and Sweating Bullets, and Built For War, which has that Rust In Peace era feel to it. as an added bonus, there’s a cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Cold Sweat” and two additional tracks that appear as an exclusive on Best Buy copies. while this album is not as good as Megadeth at their peak in the mid to late 80s, it’s a record that longtime fans should enjoy.
Dance In The Rain 5/5
Built For War 5/5
Off The Edge 5/5
Beginning of Sorrow 4/5
The Blackest Crow 4/5
Super Collider 3/5
Don’t Turn Your Back…3/5
Forget To Remember 3/5
average song rating: 4.0