have heralded their new album "Th1rt3en
" as a "modern classic
" - even if they say so themselves.
Speaking to the "Severe Auditory Trauma
" show (via Rock AAA
), bassist David Ellefson
said it's the closest the band have sounded to their classic "Countdown To Extinction
" and "Peace Sells...
" albums for years.
Ellefson says the entire album was written and recorded in a small 10-week window between a Big 4 show in India and another in Germany. "We knocked out over a dozen songs for the record which was one every five-days... Every song is really unique and kind of harking back to 'Peace Sells', 'Countdown To Extinction'
He continued: "'Head Crusher' is a brand new song from 'Endgame' yet there is a couple of the songs we worked on in our 'Youthanasia' days. That's kind of how it works in Megadeth. We'll write a riff or maybe start a composition but for whatever reason its time hasn't come yet so it doesn't get completed for a few years. In fact, the very first song Dave (Mustaine) ever showed me was a song called 'Megadeth' back in 1983 and it didn't end up on a Megadeth album until our third one when it was retitled 'Set The World On Fire
Meanwhile, frontman Dave Mustaine has hinted in an interview (via Blabbermouth
) at the possibility of more Big 4