I suppose I have a special place in my heart for Dave Mustaine and Megadeth. I've always been a guy to root for the underdog and throughout his career Mustaine has proved to always be in the shadow of the-band-that-shall-not-be-named. Dave has yelled, kicked, and screamed in order to get noticed. But now, after his last record, United Abominations, Dave has really come into his own. Whether or not he has come to terms with his place in the shadow of the-band-that-shall-not-be-named or still twitches whenever he hears Lars Ulrich talk (Don't we all?) he shouldn't stop now.
Endgame is Mustaine at his best. Lyrics and vocals are he typical Megadeth affair. Mustaine will talk and/or scream things such as a firefight with certain types of machine guns or the enslavement of the American people. Typical. '1-320' stands out as the best track with a memorable riff, drum solo and face-melting guitar solo. The album is so fast and unrelenting it could basically be So Far, So Good, So What! Part 2 if it weren't for extremely melodic 'The Hardest Part of Letting Go ... Sealed With a Kiss'. Other highlights include 'The Right to Go Insane' with some excellent bass.
Dave Mustaine's follow up to United Abominations, Endgame, is just as excellent. He's doing what he does best and I wouldn't have it any other way.