Holy Wars: Quite possibly the best thrash song ever.

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    Holy Wars: Quite possibly the best thrash song ever.


    Seriously, what doesn't this song have? Fucking awesome riffing, technical ability everywhere, great drumming, Mustaine at his peak and Marty laying down ridiculously technical leads that fit the song perfectly, all with bad fucking ass lyrics over it.

    For non-musicians, it's just an asskicker of a song. For guitarists, it's pretty much the benchmark for thrash rhythm playing. It's technical as hell without sacrificing the song structure for the sake of being technical, and you need both a monster picking and fretting hand to pull it off. Not to mention that the album mix is fucking awesome (though this YT video is shitting on it).

    This album is right up there with ITP/Symbolic for being the high water mark for the genre. Say what you will about Mustaine these days, but if you write this album you can do whatever the fuck you want if you ask me.

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    This song killed me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyle View Post
    This song killed me
    And all kidding aside, you nailed the shit out of it. Between you and Cassidy, who was insane enough to learn every solo on the entire album, I pretty much just fucking give up, haha.

    However, one of you could claim the title by covering the classical interlude bit, but I don't blame you one iota for skipping it.

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    i have long said that this song/album is the high point of 80's/90's thrash for me. it's really too bad what happened after but whatever, i can listen to this whole album on repeat all day long.

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    I remember my guitar teacher showing me this, and needless to say, I didn't get very far through learning this song... Or Hangar 18, or the rest of the album for that matter.

    I love picking up the guitar and just pounding out that intro, though.

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    Marty at the peak of his powers as far as I am concerned. Some of the best riffs and solos ever put on a metal/thrash album !


    ^^ This right here may be one of the best songs ever...haha. Marty shreds the fuck out this!
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    Definitely my favorite Megadeth album and one of my favorite songs on the album. I can't really say much more than you already have, Chris.

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