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I know its not exactly a new album anymore but it is one of my favourites so here goes Endgame continues Megadeth's triumphant return to their thrash metal roots, it contains the usual Mustaine mix of lyrical influences and the bleak world view Mustaine generally employs. the riffs and solos are at times brutal, at times melodic, and sometimes both. stand out tracks on this album include "Head Crusher", "44 Minutes", "This Day We Fight" and the title track "Endgame", but every track on this album is worth a listen.

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Megadeth has NEVER disappointed.
Really? So you actually like Risk?
I love this album - it is fast and furious in a way I have not heard anywhere else! I especially love the way the opening of Dialectic Choas is like one great long guitar solo which leads brilliantly into This Day We Fight!
I like the album too. This and the one before it show Megadeth going in the right direction. 13 is pretty good too.
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so after the highs and lows of megadeth's career what can be expected from a 12th release? will they keep their charm like saxon or go down in a burning flame like venom? well that is a resounding FUCKIN HELL DIS BE DA GOODNESS. in a serious manner this is an extremely solid release. with their previous release united abominations i found myself loving it but wanting more agression like what i found in the intro track of that album. this entire album is a fucking build up to an amazing conclusion and is worth every penny you pay for it. but i think the biggest question is.....is it a as good as rust in peace?......................no not even near. but thats not an insult, i mean hey it would be hard for metallica to completely live up to master of puppets. so no its not as good as their best album but i can safely say that this album has been the best megadeth has thrown out since youthanasia. in fact its even better than youthanasia this album makes alot of megadeths previous fuck ups seem more forgivable. this is also the debut of megadeth's new lead guitarist chris broderick which by the standards of this album, gives marty friedman a run for his money. dave mustaine knew what he was doing in this album so my rating is a...9.0\10 BUY DIS DAMN ALBUM favorte track: head crusher_-_____

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Endgame is already present in my collection. I think it contains some of Megadeths best work in some years. It's no "Peace Sells..." but for the time in their career it's a perfectly solid release which I imagine would have brought a few new fans to their sound. Mustaine and Broderick's lead work is great on this album (see "44 mins") and having Sneap handle production duties pays off well (better than United.. anyway)

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indeed it is' date=' I think it's comfortably better then Endgame, and overall I think it's better then Destruction's latest album Spiritual Genocide though there are some wicked vicious tracks on that Destruction album, you should check them out actually[/quote'] Just checked them out (thanks for the recommendation) and they are pretty good.
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I must have cotton in my ears or from another universe because endgame to my ears was one of the most uninspired works of music i ever listened to. Dave is literally just going thru the motions at this point. Broderick is a virtuoso but he cant write a solo worth a damn and after 3 listens there isnt a riff I can even remember afterwards. Terrible album, megadeth is done. And this is coming from somebody who loved united abominations.

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I actually liked Risk and Cryptic Writings, the latter more than the former, both of which didn't get great reviews. I know Dave said he thought the producers were trying to push him in a pop direction with Risk, but tbh I really think him using the Rocktron Prophesy at the time had a lot to do with it. He used a lot of different tones from the amp and it seemed like he was doing a lot of experimenting. But some of it was pretty good. "Ecstasy" and "Time: The Beginning" are two of my all-time MD faves, and "Breadline" and "I'll Be There" were pretty good.

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