Megadeth : Peace Sells..But Who's Buying?
Megadeth were beginning to receive
quite a following around the time of this album, which put them up there in the success
charts with Metallica,
Slayer, and Anthrax.
This follow-up release is much more controlled than the raw debut, and it shows promising
sense of a progressing band.
Megadeth are luckily aided by a better production manager this time around and not to
mention set of musicians. Guitarist Chris Poland is added to the line-up, and he is
one of the dominant forces in making this a successful album.
"Wake Up Dead" is a killer opener, with some slashing fret work from
both Mustaine and Poland. "The Conjuring" is very strong; check the
grinding, powerful riff at around the 2:55 mark. The title track got 'Deth a little MTV
exposure, but who cares..it kicks ass! "Devil's Island" is an often
over-looked track with its thumping bass and excellent rhythm guitar action. Don't miss
Poland's axe work at the 3:51 mark. The album's top highlight is without a doubt "Good
Morning..Black Friday." Poland's guitar intro before the vocals kick in is
amazing--some of his most mature and interesting riffs to date.
This is a great Thrash album with much better production and musicianship from an ever
improving band (until recently). The chemistry between Poland and Mustaine is not quite as
powerful as the later Friedman-Mustaine kinship, but this proves to be a fun album that
holds up well on repeated listens. Add Peace Sells to your ever-growing
1. Wake Up Dead
5. Good Morning, Black Friday
2. The Conjuring
3. Peace Sells
7. I Ain't Superstitious
4. Devil's Island
8. My Last Words
Reviewed by Sam