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CD MEGADETH Super Collider Review

MEGADETH

Super Collider

2013

 

HARD ROCK 'DETH

 

I mean what is the point in reviewing something like the latest Megadeth? The fans will buy it and the serious press will pan it and there will be a certain number of people who will say it’s the beginning of the end. Well to be honest they’re all wrong, well sort of: after the spectacularly mediocre effort that was ‘Th1rt3en’ this is actually a step in the right direction but only marginally.

 


At this point in time to be honest Megadeth seem to be suffering from both a crisis of confidence and a crisis  in actually knowing what they want to sound like and with Mr. Mustaine in a seemingly very strange place it’s perhaps little wonder that Supercollider is only a little better than its predecessor. The strange thing is that the big choruses and hooks that were Megadeth’s trademark are noticeable by their absence here. In fact ‘Kingmaker’ the opening track is the best here and that’s a real shame as  on hearing it for the first time I thought that this might be the album that turned the tide, when in fact the slide downhill gets steeper with really only ‘Don't Turn Your Back...’ getting anywhere close.

 


There’s strange shit here too with the banjo driven ‘The Blackest Crow’ not nice at all, and the abortion ballad ‘The Beginning of Sorrow’ very odd indeed. This is Megadeth does hard rock and to be honest they’re not really that good at it at all.
‘Dance in the Rain’ is the best here though by far. Try it if you must... I do appreciate though that many people's opinions will differ. Our editor Mark says that this is a breath of frsh air and perhaps the best and most complete 'Deth album in years...  

 

 

 

Leslii Phillips

 

CD MEGADETH Super Collider Review 2013