Megadeth – Th1rt3en (2011 CD Review) dr
The MegaThrashMasters are at it again. This time to give you a taste of new metal and the direction they are pointed in. Megadeth – Th1rt3en clocks in at hyper speed and delivers more punch than a Mike Tyson highlight reel. If any new music could make your ears bleed than consider “Th1rt3en.”
A power packed release that will surely satisfy your need for new metal. Track after track this release delivers and is extremely unrelentless. “Sudden Death” opens with that tantalizing solo and riffs that are so noticeable of Megadeth. Very catchy, you will want to hear this one over and over. One of the most powerful tracks on this release is “Who’s Life (Is It Anyways)” gives you more of a dynamic full sound instead of the well known chugging sound. A nice movement and guitars are perfect in this one. “Sudden Death” has that classic Megadeth vibe to it, complete with the strong tempo and galloping melody. Great lyrics. “Guns Drugs & Money” gives you a more of a hard rockin metal ballad. Pretty catchy track. “Never Dead” is one of those weird tracks that seem to find its way on releases. Example, it sound like at first that it doesn’t fit on it, by meaning it sounds like a sampling looped. But fear not metalheads, The Daves pull this one off and take it to second gear. Great riff in this track that will make you want to hear it over and over.
“Black Swan” has to be the one track on here to make it on mainstream radio. It is complete with strong melodic lines and the vocals are really good in this one. A must listen to track. The chorus is really catchy also. The track “13” gives you a step back in time and sounds like it was a lost track. Sorta like the prodigal son but let’s exchange the kid for a metal track! Complete song that really pulls in the vibe from the previous tracks.
Overview: If you are looking for an extremely heavy release from Megadeth than this one will not be for you. But if you are looking for a classic vibe, feel, with pretty good lyrics and intense riffs and solo’s than this one if for you. Of note, there are no bad tracks on this release. You have to go into Th1rt3en with a different attitude and just remember that Megadeth has not turned their backs on the metalheads and put out something of lack luster. They are showing a brighter side of the artists in this release and it shines.
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