The View from the Firehouse

The one thing that is universal in fire stations the world round, is usually late at night there is a deck of cards, a pot of coffee and two or three fire fighters sitting around solving the worlds problems. It’s just a shame that no one listens to us.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Megadeth is back

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And back in a big way, the latest and what appears to be their finial new release.
The line up for this album is as follows:

Glen Drover
Lead, and Rhythm Guitars

Dave Mustaine
Lead Vocals, Lead, Rhythm, and Acoustic Guitars

James MacDonough
Bass Guitar

Shawn Drover

While Metallica is struggling to redefine it’s sound, Dave and his crew come blazing with both barrels. With heavy hard hitting riffs to mind numbing guitar solos. From the highly political songs (a Megadeth stable) “Black Mail the Universe” and “Kick the Chair” to the autobiographical “Back in the Day” and “Of Mice and Men”. This album will leave you gasping for air.

There is one thing about this album that I would have never expected. There are more than a handful of songs in which Dave let’s his new found faith in Christ show most notably on “My Kingdom”

The flag that I once planted as a king I abandoned
And now I reclaim this banner by God my sword and my name
In a truce sealed by blood within this metal skin and all that I own
Blood, bone, and courage in my veins and the heart that pumps it

Drink from the chalice and be reborn
And the land with me, it will change and transform

A fighting man sworn to the quest it is the doom of man that they forget
I have awoken the dragon and all around me the mist of his breath
Good and evil, there never is one without the other, his brother
Always there where I least expect it, it will burn me to cinders

The futures taken root in the present sun
Don't look into my heart, least of all your own

No man who is false can win in combat against the truth
When he lies he murders some part of the world, we must find what was lost
Hearth and home, wife and child were not for me, I was not yet done
I never knew how empty my soul was until it was refilled

Mad distemper strikes both beggars and Kings
The Necromancer's hard teachings of war and quest

I am given the right to bear arms and power to meet justice

I have lived through others for far too long,
And carried my guilt, my causes, my sins
I hope in the hereafter when I owe no more to the future
That I can be just a man

This is a must have for any metal head young or old.

Cross posted at Blog Critics

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