----------CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Megadeth is coming off 2009's highly successful "Endgame" LP and the 25th-anniversary reissue of the seminal "Peace Sells . . . But Who's Buying." It's also involved in the Big Four concerts (performing along with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax), which have seen a global explosion.
Now, with the recent release of the band's top-notch latest album, "Th1rt3en," Megadeth is once again at the pinnacle of the heavy-metal world.
Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter and overall main Mega-dude Dave Mustaine has, in a rather low-key way, produced music at an unparalleled pace since the fracturing of the band's "classic" lineup in the late '90s. Because of that, "Th1rt3en" could simply have been business-as-usual.
Mustaine goes for the jugular, though. Early on, you get that adrenaline rush and realize that "Th1rt3en" is something special.