Megadeth at the Brewery

By Laura Spalding

Megadeth played an awesome, sold-out show at The Brewery on July 24. The band is touring in support of their latest release, Cryptic Writings.

The band played a good mix of new and old material, including the radio-friendly tunes "Trust" and "Almost Honest" from the new release.

While the new material is good and goes over well with the crowd, it's clearly more radio friendly and not as heavy as the material from previous CDs.

A good slew of crowd-pleasing older songs were included, such as "In My Darkest Hour," "Hangar 18," "Wake Up Dead" and "Peace Sells." The omission of other tunes such as "Train of Consequences" and "Skin O'My Teeth" was a slight disappointment, however.

"A Tout Le Monde," a slower song, went over well, with the pit continuing on as with the heavier songs.

Megadeth continues to grow in their music while staying true to their roots of metal.They definitely know how to keep the crowd happy. The show ended with an encore of the Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the UK."

Drain opened the show.