Sunday, December 6, 2009
In the most recent stage of Megadeth and Metallica’s careers, Megadeth has done something never thought possible… surpassing Metallica. Now I’m not talking record sales or total fan base just simply the quality of the music produced within a set amount of time. Now over these past five years Megadeth has composed three new albums each with its own style and feel while Metallica has only made one which only tried to mimic what they use to be in their former days. This major fact surpasses all fact and figures on revenue. This only takes into account music quality and during these past few years Megadeth has surpassed Metallica. Some people may disagree with this statement but overall Metallica reached their prime long ago it’s as simple as that.
Endgame is the prime example of where small but sturdy steps can get you. After fallout in 2002, Megadeth came back together with new people and was able to get their act together once again. This album was the first successful hybrid album that incorporated the good of new and old Megadeth. These hybrid elements are bringing the old fans back to the stage as well as influencing the younger generation of metal heads.