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Megadeth - United Abominations
ActiveX
Nov 21 2007, 10:55 PM
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This is the first metal album that I have bought in years...and it kicked my ass!
Some really cool riffs, and blistering solos.
As for its lyrical content, Mr. Mustaine obviously has some strong opinions on the war in the Middle East;
the entire cd is pretty much dedicated to this.

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Nov 21 2007, 11:01 PM
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Wow, what a review... biggrin.gif

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Nov 21 2007, 11:02 PM
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Hmm, while i agree with you that is an insane great abum, a more in depth review would be nice wink.gif

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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Nov 21 2007, 02:01 PM) *
Wow, what a review... biggrin.gif

lol, had to cut it short...I heard the boss coming from down the hall
maybe when I get home I'll make another attempt

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Nov 22 2007, 01:52 AM
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QUOTE (ActiveX @ Nov 21 2007, 02:03 PM) *
lol, had to cut it short...I heard the boss coming from down the hall
maybe when I get home I'll make another attempt

Artist: Megadeth
Album Title: United Abominations
Year Released: 2007

Dave Mustaine: Lead vocals, lead/rythym guitar
Glen Drover: Lead/rythym guitar
James Lomenzo: Bass
Shawn Drover: Drums

Although Mustaine is the only remaining founding member of the band,
this album is a mixture of everything good that Megadeth has done during its longtime career.
It features powerful riffing, speedy bridges, an abundance of guitar shredding,
and that trademark Megadeth sound. IMO, the best Megadeth album since Countdown to Extinction.

Track List:

1. Sleepwalker
2. Washington is Next!
3. Never Walk Alone
4. United Abominations
5. Gears of War
6. Blessed are the Dead
7. Play for Blood
8. A Tout le Monde (Set me Free)
9. Amerikhastan
10.You're Dead
11.Burnt Ice

Favorite Tracks:

Washington is Next!
United Abominations
Amerikhastan

Cons: Could have done without the remake of "A Tout le Monde", but it's alright dry.gif

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Nov 22 2007, 03:54 AM
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QUOTE (ActiveX @ Nov 21 2007, 04:52 PM) *
Cons: Could have done without the remake of "A Tout le Monde", but it's alright dry.gif


I liked that quite a bit smile.gif

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Nov 22 2007, 04:32 AM
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i liked the new a tout le monde but i dont think it fits well with the rest of the album.

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Nov 22 2007, 05:21 AM
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Man i love Megadeth smile.gif .Dave has gotta be one of the best Thrash guitarist of all time.He just makes so many awesome riff's.Albums like Rust in Peice , Countdown to Extinction , and peice sells but who's buying are clasic's for me! smile.gif

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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Nov 21 2007, 09:54 PM) *
I liked that quite a bit smile.gif


Me too.

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Nov 23 2007, 09:40 PM
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i got this 2 weeks ago!!! it is great album! great riffs n solos
although the lyrics are quite so entertaining lol when "i sleep...NO ONE IS SAFE!" ahhh!

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Has anyone noticed how much Glen Drover is disrespected and underrated? Most people I've heard would say he is the worst guitar Megadeth has had, but I would put him at 2nd best easily only behind Marty Friedman. For one I find his alternate picking runs in Washington is Next, You're Dead, etc, and his sweeps to be EXTREMELY fast and clean at the same time. A lot of people play fast, but Glen Drover almost takes it over the edge in speed. My favorite is his first solo in Burnt Ice was an amazing harmony and the 2nd one is insanne, it reminds me of Sea of Lies by Symphony X, and I didn't expect any guitarist in Megadeth to reaching the greatness of Michael Romeo.

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QUOTE (shellshock1911 @ Nov 23 2007, 06:07 PM) *
Has anyone noticed how much Glen Drover is disrespected and underrated? Most people I've heard would say he is the worst guitar Megadeth has had, but I would put him at 2nd best easily only behind Marty Friedman. For one I find his alternate picking runs in Washington is Next, You're Dead, etc, and his sweeps to be EXTREMELY fast and clean at the same time. A lot of people play fast, but Glen Drover almost takes it over the edge in speed. My favorite is his first solo in Burnt Ice was an amazing harmony and the 2nd one is insanne, it reminds me of Sea of Lies by Symphony X, and I didn't expect any guitarist in Megadeth to reaching the greatness of Michael Romeo.

To be honest, before I bought this cd I had never heard of Glen Drover, but I thought his playing on this cd was excellent.

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I know, Drover is excellent, he is truly underrated. When i saw GIGANTOUR Last october, he was flawless live, his trade-offs with dave were insane! smile.gif

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This is not a review and therefore moved to the apropriate board.

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I like that Megadeth have taken approach to the style of their older album's, this is definitely better than for example Risk. I think that this album is pretty OK, but nowhere near the quality of their first 5 Megadeth records.

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Nothing beats Rust In Peace.

Holy Wars Babay!

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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Dec 9 2007, 01:36 AM) *
Nothing beats Rust In Peace.

Holy Wars Babay!

I prefer Peace Sells but that is me. I love Good Mourning/Black Sunday or Friday whatever it is. I forget

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Its Friday wink.gif

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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Dec 9 2007, 01:42 AM) *
Its Friday wink.gif

Never know what day it is lol

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I finally picked this album up.

I had hesitation because I figured Mustaine would just be toeing the line of the whole anti-war movement and have horribly weak "musician wearing politician" lyrics, but that's not the case at all.

He's pissed off we're at war and it's being dragged out, but the message of the album is not "war is bad" it's "we're not going far enough". The United Abominations track is awesome, it opens with a criticism of how the US spends 22% of it's tax dollars to fund the UN, some of which member nations being considered "enemy nations". It is kind of creepy to think about when Mustaine wrote Holy Wars, the Punishment Due, then basically picks up this whole album as a bit of a continuation.

The album is pretty strong across the board and what I would consider being "typical" Megadeth, which is a whale of a compliment. The guitarwork is a page right out of the Friedman area, not quite as creative, but still pretty complicated, the more innovative riffing offsets the less "interesting" solos. You can always tell when Dave is soloing because it degrades into machine gun alt picking and straight forward scale runs.

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