Dave Mustaine. He has a mouth on him, an influential legacy, a chip on his shoulder called Metallica and an excellent outlet of creativity called Megadeth. He is super creative on other fronts as well. He is a book author. He runs his own label. He organises the Gigantour tours. In my view, he is the creator of technical metal riffing.
The shit he did in the early days of Metallica and Megadeth, set the standard for many bands to come. He raised the bar. As much as everyone credits James Hetfield for being this awesome riff machine, I believe that James knows deep inside, that angry young Dave Mustaine, was an influence on him.
I am just listening to a new song called Kingmaker from the upcoming album Super Collider. The first thing that grabs my attention is the Children of The Grave influence in the verses. At one stage the vocal melodies are identical.
I like it when artists give a nod to their influences. Of course some “artists” create music in a vacuum and that is why they are so original and never influenced by anyone. Yeah right, whoever tells you that is spinning bull shit on a grand scale.
It is way better than the major key happy feeling Super Collider. Actually i wouldn’t be surprised if this song is a left over song from the Cryptic Writings or Risk album sessions. It fits those musical styles.