The road of albums for MEGADETH has been an up and down one, with more scintillating must haves (Rust In Peace, Peace Sells, Countdown To Extinction, United Abominations) than pedestrian misfires (Cryptic Writings, Risk) in the 13 album catalogue. Well it’s with great pleasure that I can tell you ‘Th1rt3en’ is an album to have – featuring Mustaine back on form, delivering shredding solos and beefy speed driven tech metal the album cranks it on from the opening track “Sudden Death” right through to its bruised closer “13”. Losing none of his aggressive fretboard attacks and acknowledging the fighting, war drenched apolcayptic lyrics that make Megadeth truly great – Mustaine keeps finding the goods.
If you’re a metal fan this is worth giving a spin, if you’re new to the legendary thrash metal icons that are Megadeth this is a super way to begin and work your way back and if you are a long time fan this is a welcome return to the bone crunching band that we know and love..
TH1RT3EN is out now on CD & Download.