It´s 1990 and the band has two new members; Nick Menza on drums and Marty Friedman on lead guitar. After entering to rehabilitation, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson aren´t in their best moment, but that doesn´t stop them from recording the ultimate Megadeth album.
The album starts perfectly with Holy Wars…The Punishment Due, possibly the best song of the band. Then it starts the best solo duel I´ve ever heard; Hangar 18
Take No Prisoners has one of the best riffs in the album while Five Magics and Poison Was The Cure are shorter songs, but with the same power and speed of the other songs.
Lucretia is not as fast as the other material, but that is the potential of the song, with a more melodic and heavy sound. The star of the record; Tornado Of Souls has the best solo of the bad proving that Marty Friedman was the best guitar player Dave Mustaine had in the band.
Dawn Patrol is the least complex song in Megadeth´s career, but one of the best songs in the album, and for the ending; Rust in Peace…Polaris is the perfect song for that with an epic intro from Nick Menza.
In Conclusion, Rust in Peace is the definition of perfection. Mustaine proved that he could make something better than his former band Metallica showing his guitar skills, his song writing, and his leadership.
Victor De Sampedro Martínez