Megadeth, 'United Abominations' (Roadrunner)

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United Abominations
Critical Mass
Label: Roadrunner

by Kyle Anderson

Megadeth have never adapted their razor-edged shredding to straight-up arena rock as well as Metallica, and even their most ferocious '80s efforts felt a little unresolved. The band has always had a general political awareness, but United Abominations is Dave Mustaine's serious stab at protest rock, and the results are similarly mixed. Bad pun aside, the title track is a delightfully jagged slice of aggro, while "Gears of War" has a hint of anthemic melodicism. Still, too many of these overly blustery blasts sound like entrance themes for professional wrestlers.

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