Dave Mustaine has defended his new Megadeth album "Super Collider," calling it "one of the band's best records."
A stream of the title track from the album, which is released in full on June 4, had a mixed reaction from UG readers with many expecting better from the band.
But that doesn't phase Mustaine, who says it is one of the best album recordings of his career.
"I think 'Super Collider' probably is gonna be one of our best records. And there's only been one other time in my career I felt like every single thing was in its place and that was 'Countdown to Extinction,'" he told Kilo Radio (via Blabbermouth). "'Countdown ...' was perfect. Every single thing was perfect. And this is the first record I've done since then which I'm absolutely 100 percent confident and satisfied with everything on the record."
Speaking about the song itself, Mustaine says it came together quickly. "I was listening through some old riffs from a while ago and found that song, added a couple of little pieces to complete the song, and before you knew it, the song was done," he said. "That's only happened a couple other times in my career."
Meanwhile, Megadeth will be touring with Iron Maiden across the US this summer, and will also visit Europe and South America for a series of live dates this year to promote the new album.
In 2014, Mustaine's activities will take a drastic turn when he collaborates with the San Diego Symphony orchestra to play dark classical songs.
What was your impression of the "Super Collider" song stream, and how does it affect your expectations of the final album? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.