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Megadeth
Super Collider
August 2013
Released: 2013, Tradecraft
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: Helias Papadopoulos

Megadeth is a super collider as the album’s title notifies. The Mega Death is back, like the murder does in the location of crime. Megadeth aren’t late to do their reappearance, as only 2 years have passed from their latest album (‘Thirteen’).‘Super Collider’, starts with a ‘crazy’ and dynamically exceptional ingressive drain, entitled ‘Kingmaker’. It seems that there a good enough guitar relationship between Mustaine and Broderick, which seems to has grown ripe. The second track of the album, ‘Super Collider’ is the first CD single of their last elaboration. The solos are continued in this speedy track combining this speed with a melodic chorus. The breakdowns are one by one joint with the melodic refrain. ‘The Blackest Crow’ is the huge storm comes after the dead calm, an aggressive song with the well-known megadeth-ic guitar solos flavored with a country taste. Assuredly, this track can settle in their live set list. David Draiman is the special Mega-guest of the album as he is featured as vocalist in ‘Dancing in the Rain’ track. Megadeth is back to show to us who can bring death whenever he wants. If it’s the last Megadeth release, then it gonna be a very special and valuable ending. Another album that I have shifted ‘play’ button again, although I would like to listen to this album with Vic Rattlehead together (he is missing from the album cover for one more time).



SUPER COLLIDER exhibits for one more time the rhythm ability and agility of Mega-dave, as such his melodic side. The album cannot be considered as an all time classic album. The trend of the new album is clearly more straight and ‘commercial’. Working with Draiman (Disturbed / Device) at compositions is something that clearly indicates that. If we had to find similarities with earlier works, my mind was going a little on "Countdown To Extinction" and some of its guitar riffs, and "Cryptic Writings" for the simplified synthetic approach. In the terms of mixing and production stuff is exemplary. In almost 50 minutes, the listener will hear up tempo tracks like the opening "Kingmaker", the "Don't Turn Your Back ..." and "Built For War". The "Off The Edge" grooves fine, while the title song along with "Burn!" (mainly due to the refrain and solo) that is nearest to the hard rock could be composed by Mustaine.
Track Listing

1. Kingmaker
2. Super Collider
3. Burn!
4. Built for War
5. Off the Edge
6. Dance in the Rain
7. Beginning of Sorrow
8. The Blackest Crow
9. Forget to Remember
10. Don't Turn Your Back...
11. Cold Sweat

Lineup

Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals
Chris Broderick Guitars
David Ellefson Bass
Shawn Drover Drums


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