Listened to the album twice and still do not get the hate it gets.
Kingmaker is addictive in the riffs. I also do not understand why people rip on it for sounding similar to Black Sabbath. And I say similar because to say it is a total knock of is ridiculous.
My daughter just called me from the front row at tonight's Megadeth concert. Called during Holy Wars so I could hear it.
She said she's like 2 feet away from Mustaine. I told her to STAY THERE! Aside from having a great spot at a general admission concert for Megadeth, KISS is up next and she'll be center stage for that as well!
The new album continues to be better for me every listen. The title track is not the best but its still pretty enjoyable for me. Simplistic doesn't always equate to bad. And the whole Sabbath rip off argument is ****ing annoying. Kingmaker sounds a bit Sabbathy but its called influence.