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Bayouboogaloocrew
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Megadeth as an influence
As a teen I just didn’t realize how heavy some of their catalog was. They have to be a major influence on some of the more recent metal acts. Holy Wars and Wake up Dead are some heavy shite.

Holy Wars

Wake up Dead


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re: Megadeth as an influence
Megadeth didn't really do anything different than Metallica or Slayer. I would say those bands are way more influential.


Bayouboogaloocrew
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re: Megadeth as an influence
So what you’re saying is they were typically no different than Metallica or Slayer. If that’s the case, what would make those two “more influential?” Seems to me if they are all about the same then they all could be major influences.


Bayouboogaloocrew
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re: Megadeth as an influence
Don’t get me wrong...I am a big fan of all 3. My original thought was how heavy some of the earlier stuff was.


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Brosef Stalin
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re: Megadeth as an influence
Metallica is the biggest band in all of metal, and obviously thrash. Their first four albums are all time classics. Obviously they've been a huge influence on a lot of bands. Slayer had that dark and evil vibe that gave them a certain uniqueness. RIB and Seasons in the Abyss are all time classics plus they've had a more consistent career than Megadeth.

Rust in Peace is up there with Metallica and Slayer's best stuff and Peace Sells is really good. Other than that Megadeth has been slightly above average at best. They put out a lot of garbage in the 90s and 00s and never really broke the stigma of being Metallica wannabes.


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re: Megadeth as an influence
The older I get, the more I appreciate what Megadeth was doing in the 80s. The musicianship was far far above Metallica and Slayer. Rust in Peace is an obvious masterpiece.

I also think they’re first record is very under appreciated. Some great songs on that one.


Will Munny
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re: Megadeth as an influence
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Megadeth didn't really do anything different than Metallica or Slayer. I would say those bands are way more influential.


Yep, just look at the order of the bill on those Big 4 shows. Megadeth played before Slayer and Metallica.


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Bayouboogaloocrew
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re: Megadeth as an influence
You and I agree. We know those other bands are all time greats...but Megadeth isn’t far behind. My whole point was they played a role in influencing newer metal. I’m pretty sure if there was a list of all time metal bands, they wouldn’t be too far from the top.


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Bayouboogaloocrew
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re: Megadeth as an influence
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They put out a lot of garbage in the 90s


I think we both know Metallica isn’t above putting out some garbage themselves


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re: Megadeth as an influence
I don't agree at all with Brosef and some of the others. Megadeth's complete catalog drawfs the others in quality. While Metallica were meltinging down and going pop, and when Slayer were turning out crap, Megadeth was releasing one awesome album after the next. They're body of work is really untouchable compared to any other band in metal from that period.


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re: Megadeth as an influence
Dave taught me a lot about playing guitar, wasn't always a fan of his tone and 80s thrash tones in general. But, recording techniques have evolved.
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re: Megadeth as an influence
Always thought it would have been funny to see a parallel universe where Cliff Burton lived..to quit metallica and join megadeth


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Blizzard of Chizz
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re: Megadeth as an influence
Personally, my absolute favorite Megadeth song is Poison was the Cure. The riffs, the bass, the full on musical assault, culminating in a ridiculous solo and then it’s over.

LINK


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re: Megadeth as an influence
Not only that but the complexity of the most basic Megadeth song is on par with the writing of the other's best.

Megadeth is about to release, what, their 15th album? Yeah, I know you can't release 15 great albums, but their catalog has been solid and they never sold out.

At this point in my life, I look forward to a new Megadeth release more than a Metallica release. You get more anyway, and the music is still just as complex. While I liked Metallica's last album, it was very basic, even for them. If I can learn the riffs for most of the songs by ear, then your song isn't complicated, not that its a bad thing....


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re: Megadeth as an influence
I’m with you Boogaloo. One poster in here seems to enjoy being a contrarian. A couple of guitarists have agreed with you though and affirmed your point. I can’t really speak to that as I don’t play but I don’t think there’s any doubt they’ve influenced many younger bands.

Man they’ve put out some fantastic stuff. Rust In Peace is an absolute masterpiece which I still listen to on a regular basis. It never gets old.


Blizzard of Chizz
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re: Megadeth as an influence
Speaking of Mustaine and Megadeth, Dave’s autobiography is on preorder over at Megadeth.com. The have a variety of different bundle packs for those interested.


LSU Jax
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re: Megadeth as an influence
Have any of you seen any of the Megadeth From The Vault videos on YouTube? Pretty cool stuff. During the Rust In Peace tour they gave this guy pretty free reign to follow them around with a camcorder. Sound check, hotel, backstage before the shows, footage from the shows, And then afterward as well.

They’re a bit lengthy. Each one is over an hour. Good viewing for a rainy day or boring evening.

Megadeth From The Vault — Riverside


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Bayouboogaloocrew
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re: Megadeth as an influence
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LSU Jax


LSU Jax
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re: Megadeth as an influence
Hell yeah bud.


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re: Megadeth as an influence
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At this point in my life, I look forward to a new Megadeth release more than a Metallica release.


I stopped caring about Metallica releases after the black album. Megadeth records have always held my interest. Rust in Peace, Peace Sells and Countdown to Extinction are better albums than anything Metallica put out. Plus Megadeth's later catalog is head and shoulders above Metallica's. I know they will always be compared to each other, most people probably prefer Metallica and there's little question they've had greater influence but, to me, Megadeth is the better band. And that's because Dave Mustaine is Dave Mustaine.
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