1983 to 2002
November 30, -0001 in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Megadeth is a thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. A pioneer of the American thrash metal scene, the band is credited as one of the genre's "big four" with Anthrax, Metallica and Slayer, responsible for thrash metal's development and popularization. Megadeth plays in a technical style, featuring fast rhythm sections and complex arrangements; themes of death, war, politics and religion are prominent in the group's lyrics.
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Here the King, is a figure which symbolizes authority and control, while I think it has a personal approach rather than a social one; I do not see the king as the policeman who is pulling you over, it is an overpowering parent/friend/lover and the time has come, to be overthrown.
A brilliant moment, in an overall mediocre -at best- album, this is about a social exile, he lets us now what his perspective of right and wrong and judgement is, his point of view on getting what you want in terms of playing with the possibilities of consequences hitting back. And he's living his transgression race.