Music Review | Megadeth: Dystopia
Brett Luft, Staff Writer
Tradecraft/Universal | Score: C
Chris Adler joins Megadeth. That sounds really good, right? Wrong. Although It has tons of great guitar solos, some totally jammin’ bass riffs and some fresh drums, Dystopia isn’t an instrumental album, and Dave Mustaine’s vocals have become incredibly stale in the 33-year history of the band.
There’s no passion in the lyrics, and after three tracks it becomes a mood killer. Every song follows the same formula: killer riff to get the blood going and then about 20 seconds in Mustaine’s exhausted voice comes in and takes the fun away. There isn’t a single memorable song, and that’s a problem to any fan of Megadeth.
The only way I can recommend buying the album is if you’re a massive Megadeth fan and you have to own the discography. Sometimes it hurts to be a collector, but you can always wait for the sing-a-long DVD if you’re looking for an enjoyable physical copy.