Monday, July 13, 2009

Megadeth: Still Around

It's crazy that Megadeth has been around so long, yet their raw 1985 debut, Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!, can still be considered au courant amidst all the neo-thrashers out there (Black Tide and Hatchet, I'm looking at you!).

Crazier still is the fact that Dave Mustaine & co. (it's easier to say "& co." when you haven't paid attention to the lineup since the dawn of the millennium) are still putting out new music—and it's not half bad.

"Head Crusher," the lead single from their 13th studio album, Endgame, is short and sweet thrash mongering, chock-full of Mustaine's signature guitar style and raspy vocals. More wrestling entrance theme than symphonic masterpiece, it's still stripped down enough for even purist Megadeth fans to appreciate. Check it out for yourself here.

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