When groups are lumped into the same category competition is bound to arise, comparisons drawn by fans choosing their allegiances. The big four, consisting of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, is no different. In this rivalry none is more on form then four part thrashers Megadeth.
With the impending release of their thirteenth album, creatively titled Thirteen, Dave Mustaine has proved his salt again. Having lived in Metallica’s shadow with green eyed envy burning, Mustaine has ridden a wave of jealousy with his own band after being kicked out of Metallica in 1983. The last 20 years, however, have seen his once loved band release a series of mediocre efforts following the success of The Black Album. Megadeth, however, was on form throughout the 90â€™s and through to the present day.
As for the other members of the Big Four, Slayer will always be on the hearts and minds of metal heads; Anthrax have impressed with their latest offering, Worship Music, and Metallica is alienating their fan base with Lulu. Megadeth on the other hand stays true to the cause, banging their shields as they march into battle. Truly the phoenix rising from his ashes of drug addition, alcoholism and near death experiences, Mustaine may have just conquered the planet, and with their Latin American tour underway Megadeth seems unstoppable. James Hetfield, eat your heart out.