Megadeth – Head Crusher

I make no bones about it, I am not a big Megadeth fan. Remember that part of Lord of the Rings where Gandalf calls Théodin “the lesser son of great fathers?” Yeah, the way I see it: Megadeth is pretty much the same way. Overrated, not very interesting and pretty much just kind of annoying. And they’re certainly past their prime. I DID, however, have to check out the new track (and land myself on the band’s mailing list—I do try to keep up-to-date) and I was highly amused. First, torture? What were the chances!? The American zeitgeist strikes again.

Anyway, Head Crusher is not a bad song, actually. Mustaine is less annoying than usual (probably because he’s been mixed down) and I don’t remember the guitar ever being this good on a Megadeth (RIP is highly overrated, anyway). So, yeah, I think these guys are actually better than they were in the past—and good for Mustaine. On the bright side, he did finally beat Metallica in some way: he out-metalled them. So good on him. But head crusher? Why is it that all I can think of is this…?

« »