Rust in Peace

Megadeth - Rust in Peace
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Based on 4 reviews
1990 Ratings: #27 / 304
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Based on 213 ratings
1990 Ratings: #6
September 17, 1990 / Release Date
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Capitol / Label
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JustSomeGuy
88
Rust In Peace shows Megadeth's peak quality at the moment, and is their most consistently great album to date (and that's including Peace Sells!).

Up to this point in their catalog, this is their longest record, clocking in at just forty minutes. Yet this doesn't feel longer than any of their previous works. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that this feels shorter at times. So many of these 5+ minute songs just shot right by with how fun, energetic, and overall just great they were. With ... read more
Songsearcher1
85
A blistering and thundering thrash metal album that truly deserves to be called a classic.
Musically this album is quite the ride. The guitar-work is terrific and solely responsible for carrying the album all the way through. The very technical and structured riffs and solos found in bushels on the album are some of the best of the entire genre. The bass is also surprisingly prominent throughout the album, such as on "Dawn Patrol" something not all metal bands do. The drumming is ... read more
Silver
95
Megadeth's finest offering, the culmination of their career and one the genre's defining moments, packed with sheer technicality through the 40 minute run of jaw-dropping thrash
bruni
95
undeniable classic from front to back
DrGonzo86
90
My only wish when I was a teenager was to be able to play guitar like they did on this album. The thrash metal to beat all other thrash metal albums.
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Added on: September 8, 2012