Since "Cryptic Writings" (1997) there have not been two Megadeth albums in the same line-up. But in combination with guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist David Ellefson and drummer Shawn Drover, guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine seems to be feeling quite comfortable at the moment. Which would have put an end to the positive facts about Super Collider. Nothing against the stylistic orientation, because this time the pendulum strikes again rather in the direction of the "more moderate", but on the other hand also most successful phase of the band history. "Countdown To Extinction", "Youthanasia" and the "Cryptic Writings" mentioned at the beginning are possible comparisons, but titles like "Burn!", "Built For War", "Dance In The Rain" (with guest vocals by Disturbed singer David Draiman) or "The Blackest Crow" don't seem particularly inspired. There is often cultivated boredom, at best experienced B-side quality. Only the crisp opener "Kingmaker" really deserves the title "Megadeth". In this form "Super Collider" is the worst album since "The World Needs A Hero". Too bad.
Top track: Kingmaker