Mustaine was such a drunk that other drunks wanted him gone?
It was more that Mustaine is a strong personality and kind of a dick (he would do shite like pour beer all over Ron McGovney's bass and punch James in the face when James kicked his dog). Dave wasn't going to lay down and roll over for Lars, and that combined with his prickly and sometimes violent personality was the real cause for his dismissal.
Burton I assume had some demons too
Mocking the Black album is stupid. It is awesome.
It's junk. shite songwriting for the lowest common denominator. It's as bad a step backward as anything they could have possibly done. I'll never forget how crushingly disappointed I was the first couple of times I listened to it.
Burton "not signing off on it" would equal them not growing as a band.
Seeing as they'd grown as a band by leaps and bounds between the first three albums, that statement makes no sense at all.
You can't be all heavy all the time. You can, but you would be Slayer who are not nearly as relevant historically.
You can 'not be heavy all the time' and still write good songs, which unfortunately they didn't.
And all heavy all the time has sure worked out fine for many other bands, and not just Slayer.
Had they not gotten rid of mustaine they may never have gotten started.
Yeah, 'cause he just faded away didn't he.
Megadeth has never stopped making great music. His catalog of awesome tunes dwarfs Metallica's after ...And Justice. Hell, he's put out more good albums in just the last decade than Metallica has over their whole career.
Had cliff not died they may never have gotten the work done that they did.
If you mean working to appeal to the masses with dreadful, simplistic bullshite, I agree.