Top 10 Megadeth Songs (Ranked)

To celebrate the launch of Megadeth‘s new album, Dystopia, on Friday. I’ll be doing a series of posts about the behemoth thrash metal kings. There seemed only one sensible place to start, and that’s with a rundown of my Top 10 Megadeth Songs! I’m going to preface this list by saying how difficult it was to choose just 10, and then try to rank them! I considered doing 20, but it seemed far too much.


10. Dread And The Fugitive Mind

To kick us off, is a song from an album I’m not the biggest fan of: The World Needs a Hero, not sure why, just never connected with it. This song still took a few goes to really enjoy, but it’s so much fun to play on guitar! I love the verse riff, it contains so much space which Mustaine‘s gnarly vocals happily fill with short snappy lines. The change of texture for the pre-chorus/ chorus is really great as well: The vocals becoming more continuous, and the contrast between this and the staggered section before is great. Then I love how it seamlessly moves back into that aggressive verse again. The middle section begins by sounding slightly like Metallica‘s One, but then starts to make use of the chorus material, with the guitar solo just fighting its way to the surface, before erupting into that fantastic melodic solo. The song rounds off perfectly, varying the verse riff material to bookend the track.

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Songs Of The Week 27/10/2015

Image-1 (1)Hi guys, welcome to songs of the week. This is where I let you in on what I’ve been listening to lately. My top 5 songs this week features a whole host of exciting new bands, including a local, Manchester based metal group who are making their mark; a prog rock band from Latvia; an inventive British band starting to get serious ahead of a first album; a track from one of the quintessential members of the Thrash Four; and a rarity for this blog in an artist that’s topped the UK charts!

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Symphony X: Underworld

Symphony-X-Underworld-ArtworkSymphony X are back with a fantastic effort, Underworld that builds on their previous 8 studio albums. Michael Leopond says this album is “less heavy than Iconoclast” and more of “a combination of The Odyssey and Paradise Lost” which will surely excite most fans. The album returns to a more progressive metal style of writing that has brought Symphony X so much acclaim in the past, and continues to deliver. While not being strictly conceptual, Underworld definitely has an overall theme drawing on influences from Dante’s Inferno and Orpheus In The Underworld. (more…)

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