Rust in Peace
Rust in Peace is held in high regard in the metal community as one of the best thrash/speed metal albums of all time; debuting at #23 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. and #8 in the U.K. The album showcased a much tighter sound, with Mustaine's writing style adopting a rhythmically complex progressive edge. The musicianship is tight, lyrics are personal, and the sense of amazement never ends. Quite possibly the best combination of intensity and technicality to be found. The album received Grammy nominations in 1990 and 1991 for Best Metal Performance.