REVIEW: Megadeth - The World Needs A Hero
Metal-Is Records, 2001
The new Megadeth album starts off with a riff that reminds me
of their "Youthanasia" album but apart from this "The World Needs A Hero"
is a brand new chapter of the band's history. The last album was a bit too
experimentive for many fans and therefore Mustaine decided to go back to a
more straight-forward metal sound. I was actually one of those strange people
who liked the last album very much but I'm not disappointed with this new one
either. It is more straight-forward and aggressive than the predecessor and
musically it is one of the best Megadeth albums so far. The only thing I have
to complain about is the vocals and choruses from Mustaine. What happened to
his singing? It seems like he is either almost narrating the lyrics or singing
commercial jingles this time but I have to admit that some of the songs he is
doing a great job with as well like "Disconnect" and "1000 Times Goodbye".
However, this is still Megadeth, they are still vivid and they are not at all
on their way down.