I find it pretty interesting in how you look at their releases and you can see a defining line between career halves. At least when I look at how they shook out for me, you can see where things began to change. The band gets a little older, all their best writing appears to be in the rearview mirror, and they don’t have quite the same feel. I think every record is worth listening to, but when it comes to the ones I am going to reach for first time and time again, it is pretty clear what I want to listen to most.
So, let’s take a look at how the list shook out.
That about wraps it up. Megadeth is not my favorite band, but they have a lot of stuff that I love, especially among the top five releases. I am sure you can also see the band’s transitions in how they rank from the early greatness through through the crossover releases of the middle albums, then how they have tailed off in recent years.
I am very curious to hear their next record, especially with Lamb of God’s Chris Adler on drums and the guitar player from Angra joining in.