Dave Mustaine's latest iteration of his high-tech thrash band is possibly the best since Marty Friedman left. New guitarist Chris Broderick, formerly of Nevermore, is a shredding machine, firing off squiggling leads left, right, and center. Hell, this album opens with a two-minute instrumental that's nothing but a platform for solos. Fortunately, there are songs here too, from "Head Crusher," which lives up to its title, to the drag-racing anthem "1,320." Even the token ballad and Mustaine's batshit political rants can't sink this one.