The Bottom Line
- Great guitar riffs and solos.
- Politically charged lyrics from Mustaine.
- Throwback to their classic style.
- Released May 15, 2007 on Roadrunner Records.
- CD was produced by Andy Sneap (Killswitch Engage, Arch Enemy).
- This is Megadeth's 11th studio album.
Guide Review - Megadeth - United Abominations
United Abominations is even better, and is the best Megadeth album in at least a decade. The band's current lineup is a good one, with guitarist Glen Drover, bassist James LoMenzo and drummer Shawn Drover. This CD features some outstanding guitar work from Drover and Mustaine. There are some killer riffs, and it's nice to hear some classic style extended solos.
Mustaine pulls no punches in his lyrics. Like the man, they are direct and straight to the point and leave no question to his interpretation of current political and social topics. One of the most polarizing parts of the new album is the inclusion of the remake of the song "A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free)," featuring guest vocals from Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil. If you're going to cover one of your own songs, it's good that it was changed up a little with a faster tempo and some female vocals, but to me it was one of the weaker songs on the album.
As someone who has been listening to Megadeth since the very beginning, it's great to hear them make an album in 2007 that's still powerful and relevant and will appeal to a wide cross section of metal fans.