megadeth Dystopia album review


The verdict is in and it looks good 🙂


Review By: Todd Adkins.


Megadeth has just put out their 15th album Dystopia and it’s heavy. If you are looking for something that harkens back to the old Megadeth this is not your album. But if you are looking for something heavy and poignant to today’s issues this is a very good place to start.


Chris Adler (Lamb of God) and Kiko Loureiro (Angra) come in like the veterans they are and add freshness to a still relevant thrash metal original.  Dave Mustaine is still writing with relevance and touches consistently on topics that are impacting the world as we know it.


This is the best Megadeth album since 2004’s The System Has Failed and it’s truly a juggernaut.


Kiko and Dave trade guitar solos throughout that will humble even the most eclectic guitar virtuoso. Songs like Death From Within, Fatal Illusion, Look Who’s Talking and The Threat Is Real are some of the best guitar work I have heard from a thrash metal band in ages. The acoustic variations in Conquer Or Die allows for a moment of clarity before Lying In State takes the listener back into the reality of our current state of events.


If you are a bass aficionado take a quick listen to Poisonous Shadows and enjoy the complexity of Dave Ellefson at his best. For the drummer fans continue listening to Poisonous Shadows then jump straight to Bullet To The Brain and you will understand what Chris Adler brings to the table.


As a fan of Old School Megadeth I would like to thank Dave Mustaine for putting together one of the best thrash metal classics in sometime.  It’s definitely going into my rotation.










  1. Dystopia is a kick ass album, and it does show aspects and styles of all of Megadeth’s music catalog and going strong into their 32nd year of being an innovative metal band. So hyped for their tour and cannot wait to see them at Comerica at the end of this month!!!

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