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Megadeth: So Far, So Good...So What! (Capitol)

J.D. Considine, Spin, March 1988

MATURITY IS not a concept commonly associated with heavy metal (unless you're using it as a euphemism for "old and decrepit" in which case it would be applicable to discussions of recent Deep Purple). Metal holds dear to the myth that rock is the soundtrack for youthful rebellion, and sticks close to such traditional "teen" topics as fast cars, faster women, heavy drinking and yelling real loud whenever anybody mentions "rock 'n' roll" or "Jack Daniels." In short, metal no more defines the notion of musical maturity than the Reagan Administration epitomizes ethics in government.

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