Re: metallica vs megadeth
Date: June 10, 2013 10:14AM

Back in the early days when these bands were huge in the metal scene and not so much the commercial world , if I had to pick between Metallica and Megadeth to listen to I'd probably choose Testament :o)

I think they're very hard bands to compare even though they're often mentioned in the same sentence. I think the peak for each band was Master of Puppets (although the first half of the black album was great) and Rust In Peace.

Master of Puppets is a metal master class in thrashy rhythm playing but I've always struggled with Kirk Hammett and his wah,wah,wah,blah,blah, my experience most guitarists who use that sound constantly are covering up for something. Pull Friedman out of Megadeth (or Alex Skolnick out of Testament) and into Metallica and you'd have something unbeatable. To paraphrase and steal from a member of the Beatles when referring to Ringo - Kirk isn't even the best guitarist in Metallica.

Megadeth - like many I struggle with Mustaine's "singing" but , as a guitarist, I find them at their peak a more enjoyable listen in terms of the musicianship. At their best they combine catchy songs with great musicianship - Hangar 18 being an obvious example. Put Hetfield in Megadeth and you have something unbeatable.

So each has their weakness and I find them hard to split. Neither band has an album that I would listen to from start to finish without at least one skipped track.

To answer your question RAMSAY - as I hinted above try Rust In Peace (short but sweet) and also Countdown To Extinction/Cryptic Writings . That's when Friedman was at his peak in Megadeth and I feel in many ways the musicianship makes up a lot for the vocals.

A few faves:

HAngar 18:

Tornado of Souls

Holy Wars.....

Symphony of Destruction:

PS Almost Honest off Cryptic Writings is an example of the more commercial edge you might like if you like Youthanasia

Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 06/10/2013 10:36AM by the ORIGINAL brent.

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metallica vs megadeth 381 deflep7 06/09/2013 07:17AM
Re: metallica vs megadeth 270 RAMSAY 06/09/2013 07:45AM
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Re: metallica vs megadeth 192 deflep7 06/09/2013 11:04PM
Re: metallica vs megadeth 245 Alex 06/09/2013 11:36PM
Re: metallica vs megadeth 175 movingpictures 06/10/2013 01:22AM
Re: metallica vs megadeth 173 RAMSAY 06/10/2013 07:06AM
Re: metallica vs megadeth231 the ORIGINAL brent 06/10/2013 10:14AM
btw......... 173 the ORIGINAL brent 06/10/2013 12:02PM
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Re: metallica vs megadeth 133 Lynchomaniac 06/11/2013 06:03PM
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