Megadeth : So Far,..So Good,...So What!
Many claim this to be the worst Megadeth recording thus far. The band at this
point were abusing drugs and alcohol to the limit and Dave had tried to take his own life
away. There's yet again a revolving door line-up which shows Dave may have been undecided
in the direction Megadeth were heading.
Jeff Young replaces the amazing guitar virtuoso Chris Poland and Chuck Behler replaces the
late Gar Samuelson on drums. The chemistry is still not completely there, as Young and
Behler will both be fired after this album with better replacements on the way.
"Into the Lungs of Hell" is a damn fine instrumental that showcases
some of Mustaine's best set of riffs to date. "Set the World Afire" has
a crushingly heavy dual-guitar intro that is one of the album's top highlights. The Sex
Pistols cover "Anarchy in the U.K." is better left unlistened
to unless you're a punk fan, perhaps. "Into My Darkest Hour," personal
top highlight, is a mature, gloomy song about the late Metallica bassist who lost his
life during a bus accident on the road in Europe.The addicting rhythm chops of "Liar"
flow in an Exodus-like fashion, upping the fun factor quite a bit.
Finally, "Hook in Mouth" closes the album out with an interesting view
Don't let the bad press/media releases get to you, this is still a great release. Aside
from the poor drumming and production, this is still an under-rated Megadeth gem.
1. Hook in Mouth
2. Set the World Afire
6. In My Darkest Hour
3. Anarchy in the U.K.
4. Mary Jane
8. Hook in Mouth
Reviewed by Sam