While the late ’90’s and early 2000’s were not kind to the band (lineup changes, sidelining injuires, “retirement”, label shenanigans), Megadeth came back into the mainstream eye in a big way after signing to Roadrunner and releasing UNITED ABOMINATIONS in 2007.
In many ways, ENDGAME picks up where that album left off, but improving upon everything by looking to the past. The classic Mustaine snarl and shred is present throughout, while the composition makes for what sounds like a missing album that could’ve come between RUST IN PEACE and COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION, without sounding dated.
Standouts include: HOW THE STORY ENDS, HEADCRUSHER, THIS DAY WE FIGHT!
Rating: 4/5 Stars