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Megadeth is a heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California that formed in 1983. Megadeth was founded by Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson following Mustaine's departure from Metallica.
As a pioneer of the American thrash metal movement, Megadeth rose to international fame in the 1980's and was ranked as one of the "Big Four of Thrash," along with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, who were responsible for creating, developing and popularizing the thrash metal sub-genre. Megadeth has experienced numerous line-up changes, due partly to the band's notorious substance abuse problems.
In the band's 24 active years, Megadeth has had 20 official members, with Dave Mustaine remaining as the driving force.
Megadeth is known for its distinctive instrumental style, often featuring dense, intricate passages and trade off guitar solos. Mustaine is also known for his "snarling" vocal style, as well as his recurring lyrical themes including politics, war, addiction, personal relationships, and the occult.
Probably my favorite out of the big four.
Love them or hate them, they played a big role in the metal scene and are just as important as Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax.
1985 Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
1986 Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
1988 So Far, So Good... So What!
1990 Rust in Peace
1992 Countdown to Extinction
1997 Cryptic Writings
2001 The World Needs a Hero
2004 The System Has Failed
2007 United Abominations
2013 Super Collider
The best albums to buy are Rust In Peace, Peace Sells...But Who's Buying, Killing Is My Business...But Business is Good, and Countdown to Extinction.
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