Monday, March 20, 2006


Yes. The very same Megadeth of Symphony Of Destruction fame. Well, okay, not exactly. The line-up has changed. Only Dave Mustaine remains from the original lineup and the classic lineup. But this concert made me realise just how central he is to this monster band called Megadeth. Headlining act at the Dubai Desert Rock Festival, they played for about one and a half hours and at no point did you feel let down. Tight performances from everyone, including the bassist who was incidentally playing his first Megadeth concert. And the show they put on was unlike any other concert I have ever been to.

Dave Mustaine. Head honcho. Lead vocalist and guitarist. Plays what looks like some technically complex stuff AND sings at the same time. But must mention that there was one song (I forget which one) during which he was losing his voice. He could not reach the higher octave. That was perhaps the only 'flaw' in this mindblowingly brilliant gig.

James LoMenzo. Bassist and newest member of the group. But his playing certainly didn't betray that.

Shawn Drover. Drummer.

Glen Drover. Lead guitarist.

The set list:
1. Blackmail The Universe
2. Skin O' My Teeth
3. The Scorpion
4. Wake Up Dead
5. In My Darkest Hour
6. Die Dead Enough
7. She-Wolf
8. Reckoning Day
9. A Tout Le Monde
10. Angry Again
11. Trust
12. Hangar 18
13. Sweating Bullets
14. Tornado Of Souls
15. Kick The Chair
16. Symphony Of Destruction
17. Peace Sells
--- Encore ---
18. Holy Wars


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