Over 28 years, MEGADETH, has managed to carve a deep niche into the scaly and brutish horned beast that is metal. Of all their 13 releases, “Rust In Peace” is their most celebrated album, as it epitomizes Megadeth and the thrash metal genre, with “Peace Sells” following closely behind, like a young Anti-Christ trying to keep up with his behooved father.
My first encounter with Megadeth was their 1988 offering, “So Far, So Good . . . So What!” which opens with one of the greatest pieces of metal music ever written, the blistering and relentless instrumental, “Into The Lungs Of Hell”.
If Dave Mustaine ever decides to make a music video for it, it should start with GOD lackadaisically floating through the cosmos, occasionally blipping something into being. “Uhh . . . let’s see. I’ll put a gas giant here.” BLIP. “Earth could use some water, I guess. God, I’m boooored.”
He whips out his IPOD and comes across “MEGADETH – INTO THE LUNGS OF HELL”. Looking confused, he pushes play and suddenly, his divine mind is blown. A galaxy forms behind him.
The Almighty snaps His fingers and a space dragon appears, which He immediately mounts and they start flying through the universe at light speed, God creating with passion and purpose. God waves a hand and puts rings around Saturn and Uranus. He calls the Aurora Borealis into existence with a blast of God Magic, causes mountains to burst forth from the bowels of the earth and volcanoes to erupt, lightning lashes the crust, waves of meteors are directed by His will to pelt the Earth, life is summoned from the seas and oceans, sprouting limbs and crawling onto the beaches for the first time. Ends with God and the dragon high-fiving each other. -FADE TO BLACK-
Boom! MTV VMA for Dave Mustaine.