Sunday, January 31, 2016

Megadeth: Dystopia Album Review

 Hey, whats up guys? So I've finally gotten to listen to all of Megadeth's new album, Dystopia, and let it all sink in, so I've decided to review it. So overall, Dystopia is much, much heavier album than its predecessor, Super Collider (which happens to be one of Megadeth's worst outputs, right up there with Risk). Here's the review track by track:

1. The Threat is Real: This track is really cool. The main riff kinda sounds somewhat like A new Level from Pantera. Chris Adler (from Lamb of God)'s  drumming on this album makes it sound very thrashy, especially on this track. I give this one an 8/10.

2. Dystopia: This is the least heavy track on the album. The riff is somewhat lacking, but the awesome guitar solos near the end of the song make up for it. I'd give it a 6.9/10

3.Fatal Illusion: My personal favorite song on the album.  The intro has a very neat Sabbathy kind of sound to it, which actually makes Megadeth sound much more gruff. The chorus also kind of sounds like Hook In Mouth from the So far, so good, so what album. I give this one a 10/10.

4. Death from Within: This one sounds pretty good. It also has some interesting lyrics from Dave Mustaine. I give it a 9/10.

5. Bullet to The Brain: I don't have much to say about this song, it has it all, good riff, intruiging lyrics, and awesome rhythm. I give it a 9.5/10.

6. Post American World: This song has a very typical Megadeth theme. The lyrics are very true about our country, and the guitar work is good. This ones a 8.5/10.

7. Poisonous Shadows: Has a really cool piano part in it, that surprisingly makes it sound even more heavy. The lyrics and guitar riffin' aren't bad as well. 8/10.

8. Look Who's Talking: Eh, this track was okay. The guitar work and lyrics were nothing groundbreaking, but they didn't sound bad. 7.2/10.

9. Lying in State: This is an instrumental. This album and So Far So Good So what? have lots of similarities. An instrumental, a punk cover, and a Hook in Mouth - like song. This song is pretty cool, also being the fastest song on the whole album. 9/10.

10. The Emperor: The angriest song on the whole album.The lyrics are great with lines like "You make me sick/you prick". The riff however, sounds a little more hard rock like. 9.6/10

11. Foreign Policy: A cover from the L.A. hardcore band FEAR. Personally, FEAR have never been one of my favorite punk bands, but this cover is really cool. I actually prefer it over Megadeth's cover of Anarchy in The U.K. from the Sex Pistols. 8/10.