Sound — 10
01. Sleepwalker - well all the Megadeth fans probably already heard this, and it's a good song, melo at start, then get right into Dave's master thrash riffing, and obviously more then one solo. 02. Washington Is Next! - some Megadeth fans might have already heard this at Megadeths tour with Heaven and Hell, which I was lucky to have gone too. The intro has kinda a flickering guitar lick, then There's a nice solo and Like most Megadeth songs Dave changes the tempo a minute before the end of the song. 03. Never Walk Alone... A Call To Arms - this song opens with a nice guitar riff. Then nice solo, and straight after the solo a melo tone that's soothing, then bam guitar kicks the licks. 04. United Abominations - the albums title song. Starts off like Secret Place, then switches to Blackmail The Universe intro. Then a nice riff comes in. And a beautiful solo comes. more riff then ends like intro. 05. Gears Of War - now I know everyone should've heard this song already since it was on the web for along time. People were disappionted with this. but I like this song for the fact of the heavy riffs. Doesn't sound like a song for the video game. Could be wrong but it just sonds like a song about soldiers in a battle. And you guessed it a nice solo included to end the song. 06. Blessed Are The Dead - starts off with a Iron Maiden feel with the bass going then you here Dave's voice, and you already like the song. It pulls you in, Then gets somewhat boring. after awhile you get solo and lots of drums with it. Then ends. 07. Pray For Blood - one of my favourite songs on the album. Starts with speeding guitar. Then heavy riffs. And like Hangar 18 it includes lots of solo's. this song is a great Megadeth song. 08. A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free) - this song was already made before but Dave figured he should do it again because of the Montreal Shooting, if I got my facts right. I do prefer the original, but Christina Scabbia does give it a nice touch to give it a more beautiful feeling, this is one of Megadeth's best songs hands done, but original is better. 09. Amerikhastan - my ing ears shouldn't be blaring my music when this song starts. loud screech on the intro be aware, cus it's s ign of a kick ass Megadeth Song. Solo before the minute mark. In all 3 nice solos. 10. Youre Dead - very classic Megadeth sound, really brings back Rust in Peace. Deffinatly One of the highlight songs. Love the classic feel. 11. Burnt Ice - the last song of the album, and what a song. Deffinatly the best song of the album. Starts agressive and speedy for short time. Then classic Megadeth sound, it's just an amazing song, with lots of solos. and the solos are amazing, I love the solos on this song. I love this song.
Lyrics — 10
Dave wrote this album about the UN and the wars going on. And the lyrics are amazing, as good as Peace Sells.. But Whos Buying. You know exacly what he's talking about. Mustaine Obviously has the voice for Thrash Metal. and he brings it on this album. Everything is great.
Overall Impression — 10
Compared to Other albums this is up there with the best. It might seem like I like this album a lot 'cause of hype. But at first I did not like this album, but I was briefing through it cause I wanted to listen to all of it as fast as I can. Then a Hour later I gave it another chance and I was amazed at what Dave has made. Most impressive songs are in my opnion. Burnt Ice, You're Dead, Pray For Blood, United Abominations, and SleepWalker. I love this album cause Dave Brought the agressive Classic Megadeth Feel back, Feels just like Rust In Peace, and Peace Sells. If it got stolen/lost I would buy it again and buy more copys for my friends. But for now I hope it doesnt't break or get stolen cause I would have to wait til it officailly comes out. This is a most pick up for Megadeth fans and people interested in Megadeth. Oh and compared to Metallica, Megadeth seems to be better, Dave has not lost his sound and this is one of the best metal albums this year so far, up there with Machine Heads The Blackening. Sorry for the bad review people, but I was excited about getting a early version of the album.