Editors’ Notes Thirty years after Dave Mustaine put together Megadeth following his infamous stint as Metallica's lead guitarist, he's returned with Megadeth's 14th studio album, a mix of the thrash he pioneered and other hard rock styles. After the expected high-speed chase through synthetic-opiate addiction in "Kingmaker," Mustaine does the nearly unthinkable and slows the band down for the arena-rock challenge of the title track. "Built for War," however, returns with a gnarled and twisted riff that's sure to confound the legions of guitar warriors who see Mustaine's leads as challenges to be mastered. "Dance in the Rain" contains a few monologues and a guest vocal from Disturbed's David Draiman among the nearly danceable rhythms: a far cry from the abrasive militia attack of his best-known work. "The Blackest Crow" adds a banjo (!) to a tune nearly suited for an Appalachian murder ballad. A cover of Thin Lizzy's "Cold Sweat" is an inspired choice and much closer to Megadeth's current sound than anything from its debut album 30 years ago.

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Kingmaker
1
4:16
 
Super Collider
2
4:11
 
Burn!
3
4:11
 
Built for War
4
3:57
 
Off the Edge
5
4:11
 
Dance In the Rain
6
4:45
 
Beginning of Sorrow
7
3:51
 
The Blackest Crow
8
4:27
 
Forget to Remember
9
4:28
 
Don't Turn Your Back...
10
3:47
 
Cold Sweat
11
3:10
 

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