UG interviewer Justin Beckner asked Dave Mustaine to single out the riff he's most proud of writing, to which he replied:
"Probably the riff in 'Loved to Deth.'
"That's one of my favorites because it’s really difficult to play and it's got a really cool funky rhythm pattern to it.
"So to play it right is one thing but to play it right and sing is a whole other ball game."
"Last Rites/Loved to Deth" is the opening track of Megadeth's 1985 debut album "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!".
Dave described it as his "version of a love song" dedicated to his girlfriend at the time, telling Metal Hammer:
"'Loved to Deth' was a 'boy-falls-in-love-with-girl, girl-doesn't-love-boy, boy-kills-girl' story. A lot of kids understand that 'If I can’t have you, no one will' mentality."
You can give it a spin below.