Review: Megadeth – Trust (Rock)

This review covers the heavy metal track Megadeth – Trust.

This track was released in 1997 on the album Cryptic Writings.

The track starts off with a drum kit that is heavy on tom drums. A synth string comes in. A guitar also makes a subtle appearance. From there, the guitars take up more presence. The lead guitar then layers itself with the synth string.

From there, the lead guitars take over with the synth string dropping out. The vocals then come in for a first verse.

After that, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. This is somewhat brief before the vocals then take the track into the next verse. A whistle joins the track part way through this section. The vocals then take the track into the main chorus again. Backup vocals join the track as well.

The track then drops out, leaving some quiet talking. This is backed by a synth element. After that, an acoustic guitar comes in and leads the track out.

After the false ending, the lead guitars and drum kit returns. A guitar solo comes in. From there, the vocals come in for the main chorus again. An additional guitar layer comes in part way through as the main chorus is repeated. A backup vocal comes in as a brief scream. After that, the track ends.

The biggest strength of this track is the lead guitars. They really give this track that heavy metal presence – a sound not too dissimilar to that of Metallica. In addition to this, the guitar solo sounds pretty good as well.

Meanwhile, the vocals are alright. While they have their own distinct sound, they tend to garble the lyrics a bit. As such, it can be a bit difficult to understand the lyrics.

The false ending does disrupt the overall flow to the track. In fact, what is in the section after just seems more or less tacked on at the end just to extend the track more than anything else.

Overall, this is an alright track. The guitars sound quite good and the solo gets a thumbs up from me. The vocals are OK as they have their own distinct sound, but the lyrics can be hard to understand at times. The false ending did disrupt the overall flow of the track. So, an overall decent track.


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