I get the feeling that too many people see Megadeth as this caricature of thrash metal and it makes me sad.
I think they are one of the best things that ever happened to metal. I'm sooo glad James Hetfield kicked Mustaine from Metallica when he did. This gave us the mighty Megadeth, all teeth, nails and snarl—the works! [img]images/smilies/icon_jam.gif[/img] [img]images/smilies/icon_jam.gif[/img] [img]images/smilies/icon_jam.gif[/img]
I've always liked Mustane's work and agree that leaving Metallica was the best thing that ever happened to him. Like most metal acts, Megadeth was pidgeon-holed by radio and the media as "mediocre, head-banging bullshit". Such a shame, too.