‘Rust In Peace’, Megadeth’s sensational and undoubtedly most famous record in their repertoire, has been award the title of ‘Greatest Metal Album of All Time’ over at The BNR Metal Pages website.
The site, a fan-run site which has been an online bible of heavy metal information since 1995, held a tournament-style poll which pit an array of heavy metal albums in one-to-one battles until all but two were eliminated for the final voting showdown.
Rust In Peace fought off such metal staples as Black Sabbath’s ‘Heaven And Hell‘ and Slayer’s ‘Reign In Blood‘ to face, in an almost comedic final choice, Metallica’s infamous ‘Master of Puppets‘.
Seems like Dave Mustaine can’t even escape his rivalry with Metallica in the polls…
In what was almost certainly a close call, and might be a controversial choice outside of the BNR community, Rust In Piece came out on top. While (the track) Master of Puppets is one of the most famous metal tracks of all time, does that make it better?
I think not. Rust In Piece deservedly gained its title in this poll, given that the album is a heavier, more relentless effort than MoP and just overall the more memorable metal album. Metallica fans can shoot me down all they like. This is simply my retort:
Rust in peace…