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DVD Review: Megadeth – Rust In Peace (Live)

I hate the title of this album Rust In Peace. It sounds so clichéd and outdated. I say the album should be renamed ‘Masterpiece’.

Rust In Peace – the album which cemented Megadeth’s position as one of the best metal bands ever. Since all the big bands back then were trying to outdo each other in terms of speed, heaviness and aggression, Rust In Peace, I think, is also responsible for Kerry King binge-eating, getting tattooed all over and going bald, and James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich downing drink after drink and shitting their pants immediately after.

So Mr. Dave Mustaine walks onstage with his Flying V, raises the fucking horns to an enthused crowd, states casually that everybody knows why everybody’s there, and proceeds to musically rape Metallica and Slayer all over again.

The best fucking thing I love about Mustaine on this DVD is that there is no pomp whatsoever. No conceited announcements, no demanding respect from the audience… but then, this is Megadeth we’re talking about. Megadeth don’t need no frills, baby… Megadeth is the frills.

To those who have a problem with Dave’s singing: FUCK YOU.

Dave Mustaine is in a league of his own. He doesn’t go ooh-ing and aah-ing and yeh-yeh-yeh; Dave Mustaine has his own voice, sounds like nobody else, is inimitable, and sticks to his non-bombastic style of singing which you kids should learn to appreciate and respect. Don’t ever make the mistake of telling me Dave Mustaine is a bad singer, because he sings his songs just right, has the right to sing his songs differently during live performances if he feels like, and his enunciation is fucking excellent. Dave Mustaine is NOT a poor vocalist. Your father is a poor vocalist.

Marty Friedman is sorely missed here – Chris Broderick is great but he’s not Marty Friedman. Nick Menza may not be missed that much because Shawn Drover comes across as a master of precision on this one. David Ellefson Jr. is just happy to be back in Dave Mustaine’s band, I guess. And as for Dave Mustaine, what can I say… Dave Mustaine is a fucking metal god.

Dave doesn’t say a word in between the songs, and speaks a little after the set, just before the encore. This DVD also has a few songs from other albums and some behind-the-scenes footage. It’s tough to digest that Megadeth released Rust In Peace over two decades ago because it sounds fresh as ever. The album is like a slab of lean red meat – you can chomp away knowing it will do you a lot of good. Excellent songwriting, jaw-dropping musicianship and Dave Mustaine pushing his band’s limits in every direction outwards is what made Rust In Peace the perfect speed metal album.

ALSO READ:

Megadeth “Endgame” Review

Slayer “World Painted Blood” Review

Does Dave Mustaine Deserve A Grammy Award?


20 Responses to “DVD Review: Megadeth – Rust In Peace (Live)”


  1. 1 navin
    February 7, 2011 at 02:38

    dave’s singing sucks live!! lol…:D

    classic album indeed..

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  2. 3 pseudonymous1
    February 7, 2011 at 02:38

    And doesn’t Chris Broderick play a 7 string just because he’s supposed to due to some stupid contract thingy?

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  3. 5 Roy
    February 7, 2011 at 07:47

    Every show in 2010 Mustaine butchers the Metallicats!

    After seeing him Hammett wonders, Hetfield twitches, Ulrich stammers. I do not know Trujilo and I do not care about that salamander.

    Mustaine will chop Broderick’s balls if he misses even a single Friedman note.

    Mustaine -Ellefson remind me of Jai and Veeru 🙂 so good to see them together.

    Mustaine is all real when he sings! he is not the JEAH man!

    Btw Mustaine lost his blackberry to the bath tub, I’m awaiting it to be activated bk so that I can add him to BBM. 🙂 🙂

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  4. 6 sanket
    February 7, 2011 at 11:02

    In 1996, for a whole year, i would pop my RIP tape into my walkman, kickstart my motorcycle and ride from santacruz to breach candy (Sophia) where i was studying hotel management. EVERYDAY for a year. I could sing this album from the first line to the last. I could hum this album from the beginning of the first song to the end of the last.

    This album made me a better person, it re-set my aspirational benchmarks as a metal lover, added a couple of inches to my dick and gave a name to my God – Dave Mustaine.

    Never before or after have infectious melodies combined with incredible songwriting with the levels of intensity and integrity as they have on RIP. The album from the fucking start to finish is a sonic face pulverizing nuclear blast. And albums like these never end…there is no last song. There is the 9th song and then the 1st song all over again.

    I have an original tape, a CD recording on tape (the good old days), an original CD bought from Amreeka, and a downloaded MP3.

    No album…and i repeat NO ALBUM in the world of Metal is or can possibly be as complete as RIP. For the kids who think “Metal” started with Lamb of God or Meshuggah – Listen to this. This this The Fountainhead of Heavy Metal.

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  5. 7 sanket
    February 7, 2011 at 11:07

    And Mustaine’s just bitter when he says ” our line up now is tighter and better then ever…blah blah…”

    Mustaine/ Friedman/ Menza and Ellefson = Megadeth at its best.

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  6. 8 Demonos Roy
    February 7, 2011 at 11:32

    “To those who have a problem with Dave’s singing: FUCK YOU.

    Dave Mustaine is in a league of his own. He doesn’t go ooh-ing and aah-ing and yeh-yeh-yeh; Dave Mustaine has his own voice, sounds like nobody else, is inimitable, and sticks to his non-bombastic style of singing which you kids should learn to appreciate and respect. Don’t ever make the mistake of telling me Dave Mustaine is a bad singer, because he sings his songs just right, has the right to sing his songs differently during live performances if he feels like, and his enunciation is fucking excellent. Dave Mustaine is NOT a poor vocalist. Your father is a poor vocalist.”

    ALMIGHTY HAILS VARATHORA

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  7. 9 Sai
    February 7, 2011 at 12:39

    I’m commenting for the first time as I found the ‘post comment’ column for the first time. I’ve been reading your articles. Pretty kickass man..

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  8. 10 bhavdeep
    February 7, 2011 at 14:35

    This classic will never “Rust in Peace”

    I still have the copied tape of the album & still get nostalgic seeing it.

    Was watching THE BIG 4

    “There was lightning and drizzling when Mustaine walked onstage in Bangalore!!!
    Nature’s special effects for Megadeth!!!”

    Watch Megadeth’s set…..Nature Still pays tribute the GOD.

    \,,/

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  9. 11 Sam
    February 7, 2011 at 19:55

    “He doesn’t go ooh-ing and aah-ing and yeh-yeh-yeh”. I see what you did here and the one you’re referring to. LMAO to that! 😛

    R.I.P for life, yo!

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  10. 12 Ritesh Mayekar
    February 10, 2011 at 04:28

    Rust In Peace \m/ was the first metal audio-tape i bought. Had a blast playing it . I gave it to a friend Harshad. He never returned it. Its the 11th year now 🙂

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  11. April 28, 2011 at 20:51

    Dave’s just the shit..i can hardly believe some one not liking his vocals..they are just fking wild

    lyrics, music everything

    i saw megadeth live in LA a couple years ago…no talking , nothing..just guitar drums and bass

    and in the end he says to the crowd

    “You’ve been great, We’ve been Megadeth”
    Pwnage!!!!

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  12. 16 bhavin Patel
    April 29, 2011 at 14:20

    very well written man.

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  13. 17 Anonymous
    March 4, 2012 at 07:22

    Mustyn cant sing at all .. he cant even speak properly .. and he still cries to lars for kickin him out , when thats the exact same he did to chris poland .. and this is still not as great as Master Of Puppets live in 2006 🙂

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