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First post on the forums.  This album is killer.  The title track, Life in Hell, Dogs of Chernobyl, Celebutante, We'll Be Back, and This Planet's On Fire are my favorite.  This is a mutha-effer of an album.  Mustaine and Co. are firing on all cylinders. 

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Thanks for the welcome guys.  I hope it's okay to jump right into the conversations.  I really dig Megadeth's latest album.  I think it bridges some of the early Megadeth vibe with the vibe around Dystopia.  I'm a sucker for it.  

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14 minutes ago, VH1986 said:

 I hope it's okay to jump right into the conversations.

Some rules are fluid, jump where ever you like.

I was listening to Dystopia yesterday or the day before, I kind of get the connection people are making between the two albums. I also get that many people thought Dystopia was a big come back for MegaDave, but I think the new one definitely has more connection to RIP era (+ or - a few years) than it does with Dystopia.

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25 minutes ago, KillaKukumba said:

No, but one or two of the riffs are definitely ripped from RIP and for me the feel of the album is there rather than closer to Dystopia. But although I like Dystopia I've never liked it as much as most people did so maybe that has something to do with it.

Also at least one riff ripped from Peace Sells too.

I like Dystopia except for its over sterile production.

 

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I finally got around to this album today.  It is horrendous.

It is half-hearted in delivery, lazily written and simply flat for large parts of the album were it just goes AWOL.  I know he's been unwell and most certainly is no spring chicken but Mustaine is lacklustre at best (his best performance being on the extended edition and the Dead Kennedy's cover but also Sammy Hagar is on this version on the cover of his own song - SAMMY FUCKING HAGAR??)

Fretboard wankery abounds on a few occasions here and it brings nothing to the compositions whatsoever.  DiGiorgio might as well not be here, just like most other Megadeth albums I cannot hear the bass regardless of who is playing it.  A horribly tired and ill-conceived album for a band that is about to clock up forty years of existence.

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