2 – [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Megadeth[/lastfm]‘s Rust in Peace, 1990
After years of notoriously tumultuous feuds within the band that led to a slew of lineup changes, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Megadeth[/lastfm]‘s ”classic” lineup finally made their debut on Rust in Peace. The album was unique to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Megadeth[/lastfm]‘s previous catalogue as it marked significant progressions in the bands songwriting as well as lyrical content, which was heavily inspired by subjects ranging from nuclear fallout, war, religion, Area 51 and fantasy. Rust in Peace is the band’s most critically acclaimed effort and served as their gateway to the mainstream metal audience. The band recently honored the album with a 20th anniversary tour in which they played the album in its entirety live for the first time ever.
Rust in Peace is one of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time and its legacy will live on in the hearts of fans forever. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Megadeth[/lastfm] frontman Dave Mustaine talked about the picture that the words “Rust in Peace” initially painted in his mind, a phrase he first saw on another vehicles bumper sticker as he was “racing down the freeway” in 1990:
“I could just see it now – all these warheads sittin’ there, stockpiled somewhere like seal beach, you know, all covered with rust ‘n’ stuff with kids out there spray-painting the stuff, you know. And um, I just felt that that was one of the most profound statements that we could make at this time because of “Holy Wars” being such a statement, “Rust in Peace…” is also a statement. It’s like my ideal vision is for all nuclear weapons to be eliminated and have the actual warhead itself… to have someone deactivate it… cause ya know you’re still going to have the Uranium and the Plutonium to deal with but, I mean, we have that already.”
Go back in time once again, this time to 1990 to get inside the mind of Dave Mustaine around the time Rust in Peace was recorded:
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