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One of the greatest, most influential metal bands to ever have been formed, lead by the musical genius, lead singer and rhythm guitarist Dave Mustaine. They are highly underrated, because they pioneered some styles of heavy metal, the majority of thrash metal, and began speed metal.

Dave Mustaine was kicked from Metallica after his problems with drugs and alcohol and becoming violent. Though he held a short grudge, he set a goal that he would become better, faster, and heavier than Metallica. Therefore, it is for a fact, that Megadeth is the better, more consistent band. Metallica is still a good band, nonetheless. Dave Mustaine was the lead guitarist of Metallica, and thus is skilled in that area as well, and has a place in playing about 40% of Megadeth's solos. Although his solos aren't excellently clean, they are THRASH! His lyrics are also very well-written, and meaningful.

Those who bash Megadeth, saying things like "fuk off megadth iz the worst band in the wurld fuck you and all of you megadeth bitchs, go metallica!" ... Clearly, you're uneducated, the only words that are projected from your mouths are 'Metallica' and 'fuck', and have not heard more than three Megadeth songs, or enough to get used to their style.
Isn't it ironic that every single one of Megadeth's guitarists are better than Kirk? Megadeth's solos DO NOT consist of simply pentatonic scales.

Mustaine wrote songs like Ride the Lightning and The Four Horsemen (Mechanix), which his style can clearly be heard in. As Metallica progressed after Mustaine was fired, musically they strayed from Mustaine's style, allowing for a decline in the quality of their music.
by HulloMe July 01, 2011
 
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The worlds state of the art speed metal band
Megadeth is the greatest band ever
by TheNuke January 29, 2003
 
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1. Unit of measurement equal to the death of one million people by nuclear explosion.

2. The world's state of the art speed metal band.
Megadeth's RUST IN PEACE is one of the greatest metal albums ever made.
by Jim April 20, 2003
 
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a band formed by dave mustaine, a metal genius
if it wasnt for dave mustaine, you would have never heard of metallica. He WAS metallica, until james and lars kicked him out of the band and stole all of his ideas.
by Anonymous September 12, 2003
 
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A band that started in the early 80's that possess, and probably created, several of the compulsory characteristics for playing metal. E.G. - long hair, skull paraphenalia, tight jeans (preferably ripped), at least two albums with 8 (minimum) or 9 (maximum)tracks but still under 50 minutes long.
RUST IN PEACE IS THE BEST OLD-SKOOL METAL ALBUM. nu-metal is gay.
by oblivion cunt October 13, 2003
 
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A fantastic speed metal band.
Let's go listen to Megadeth and Byzantine....\m/
by Returner April 16, 2004
 
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The world's state-of-the-art Thrash Metal band.
by Drew October 27, 2003
 
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thrash, speed metal. recently released the system has failed. classic albums like countdown to extinction, peace sells, and cryptic writings, etc.
If you haven't downloaded the conjuring live 92, then you should jump off a bridge right now.
by anonymous May 01, 2005