1. Dialectic Chaos
  2. This Day we fight!
  3. 44 Minutes
  4. 1,320’
  5. Bite the Hand
  6. Bodies
  7. Endgame
  8. The hardest Part of letting go
  9. Head Crusher
  10. How the Story ends
  11. The Right to go insane


Dave Mustaine 


Chris Broderick 

Lead Guitar

Shawn Drover 


James Lomenzo 



MEGADETH: "Endgame"      www.myspace.com/megadeth  

review by Matthew "Newbreed99" Haumschild___ 


My only concern about the album is, the feeling that I know Mustaine is getting old.



          Megadeth is kind of a weird band. They’ve been around since early to mid 1980’s. Every metal head knows this, but I found this album great and unusual at the same time. Reason being, is that Mustaine doesn’t let up with this CD. With the exception of “The Hardest Part Of Letting Go.” The album is the heaviest I’ve heard from Megadeth since “Rust In Peace.” That’s what’s odd. Sepultura, who has been around for about the same time can play aggressive because they’re that kind of band, same with Slayer. Megadeth have had some albums that weren’t that hard, “Youthanasia,” “Cryptic Writings” and their worst album, “Risk.” The band tried fighting back with the last few albums, but I feel this one is incredibly aggressive.


            If I could compare this album to other Megadeth CD’s, I would have to say that it’s a cross between “Countdown to Extinction” and “So Far..So Good...So What!?” With the solos of “Rust In Peace.” The hardest Megadeth song I’ve ever heard is “Head Crusher.” The guitar riff is so fast, it’ll take a special player to play it. It’s super fast, aggressive, and it showcases the famous Mustaine snarl. Another song I really like was, “44 Minutes.” I’m not sure what the whole song is exactly about, but it’s got a killer sample in the beginning of the song of a an excerpt of a police radio call about a robbery in progress at a bank. The guitar riff is perfect to go along with it. It’s gives off a feeling of darkness. The whole song is not as fast as the other songs on the album, but the guitar melodies and catchy lyrics; makes it one of my favourites. Another song I really like is “How The Story Ends.” I feel this song could have easily fit on either “Cryptic Writings” or “The System has Failed.” It’s got a great melody; it’s got lyrics that can get everyone screaming,


            I would also like to mention that their new lead player, Chris Broderick, is brilliant. I once saw him play with Jag Panzer when they opened up for Iced Earth and In Flames, he is such an amazing guitar player. Probably the best I’ve ever heard in person. When Megadeth got em’ I knew he was going to be the best guitar player they’ve ever had. Don’t get me wrong, their other lead players were good too, but Broderick is just that amazing of a player.


            Overall, I thought the album was great. It’s the best Megadeth album I’ve heard since “Cryptic Writings.” It’s the heaviest album since “Rust In Peace.” My only concern about the album is, the feeling that I know Mustaine is getting old. I guess I am concerned about Megadeth’s credibility. They’re playing as if they’re in their early 30’s or so but I know that Mustaine is in his mid to late 40’s now. There’s nothing wrong with that, but he’s singing stuff that someone much younger would be angry about. Other than that, it’s a great CD. I say go buy it.




review by Matthew Haumschild   

Matthew Haumschild is a staff writer/editor for gryphonmetal.ch since 2002

He is based out of Minneapolis Minnesota USA he can be reached at matthaumschild@yahoo.com and  on facebook.com

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