Megadeth - Rude Awakening

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Sanctuary
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 118:08:00

I have to be honest; I didn't know anything about Megadeth before I got this promo for review. Okay, I had heard of them; I am not that bad off.

This is a very important and special release for the group's fans. It's a documentation of their fired up live show and it's their last release. I know what you're thinking, and so was I - they will do a reunited tour with a new album in a few years, right? Don't count on it. Dave Mustaine, the group's leader, guitar player, and lead vocalist, had as serious accident that caused nerve damage in his arm. You guessed it, the one he plays with. Check the group's website for more details and a letter from Dave.

Rude Awakening is live two disc set. It's a disappointment when it comes to information or pictures, there are none. Perhaps it's because I got a promo copy, I don't know. The music is the important factor here and it's much better than I ever could have imagined. Just the name Megadeth gives you visions of hellfire, brimstone, and the grim reaper. It's not anything of the sort, trust me. This is pure rock and roll, make no mistake about it, it kicks ass and cuts right to the bone.

This really was a rude awakening for me; I am kicking myself for not discovering this great band many years ago. Well, better late than never. They have a good sized back catalog that I can dive into. Hey, who knows, stranger things have happened; Mustaine may recover fully from his injury and get the boys back together for one more run at the glory. Stay tuned ... in the meantime, snag this CD up and rock til' ya drop.

Disc One: Dread And The Fugitive Mind (4:12) / Kill The King (3:50) / Wake Up Dead (3:26) / In My Darkest Hour (5:28) / Angry Again (3:22) / She Wolf (8:17) / Reckoning Day (4:24) / Devil's Island (5:06) / Train of Consequences (4:30) / A Tout le Monde (4:49) / Burning Bridges (4:56) / Hangar 18 (4:45) / Return to Hangar (3:54) / Hook in Mouth (4:40)

Disc Two: Almost Honest (3:57) / 1000 Times Goodbye (6:14) / Mechanix (4:36) / Tornado Of Souls (5:47) / Ashes in Your Mouth (6:04) / Sweating Bullets (4:38) / Trust (6:46) / Symphony Of Destruction (4:50) / Peace Sells (5:22) / Holy Wars (8:51)

Dave Mustaine - vocals, guitar
Al Pitrelli - guitar, backing vocals
David Ellefson - bass
Jimmy DeGrasso - drums

Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! (1985)
Peace Sells But Who's Buying (1986)
So Far, So Good ... So What (1988)
Rust In Peace (1990)
Countdown To Extinction (1992)
Youthanasia (1994)
Hidden Treasures (1995)
Cryptic Writings (1997)
Live Trax (EP) (1997)
Cryptic Sounds (No Voices In Your Head) (EP) (1998) Risk (1999)
Breadline (EP) (2000)
Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years (2000)
The World Needs A Hero (2001)
Killing Is My Business (Deluxe Edition)
Rude Awakening (2002)
Still, Alive...And Well? (2002)
The System Has Failed (2004)
Greatest Hits: Back To The Start (2005)
United Abominations (2007)
That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires (2007)
Warchest (box set) (2007)
Anthology: Set The World Afire (2008)
Deep Cuts (EP) (2009)
Endgame (2009)
Rust In Peace - Live (2010)
Th1rt3en (2011)
Super Collider (2013)
Countown To Extinction: Live (2013)
Dystopia (2016)

Rusted Pieces (VHS) (1991,oop) Exposure Of A Dream (DVD, oop) (1992)
Evolver: The Making Of Youthanasia (VHS) (1995)
Rusted Pieces (DVD, UK only) (2000)
VH-1 Behind The Music (Extended Version) (VHS/DVD) (2001)
Rude Awakening (live) (DVD) (2002)
Video Hits (DVD) (2005)
Greatest Hits: Back To The Start (DVD) (2005)
Arsenal Of Megadeth (DVD) (2006)
Gigantour (DVD) (2006)
That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires (DVD) (2007)
Gigantour 2 (2008)
Rust In Peace Live (DVD/BR) (2010)
The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria (DVD/BR) (2010)

Genre: Other

Origin US

Added: May 18th 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck

Artist website:
Hits: 1038
Language: english


[ Back to Reviews Index | Post Comment ]