Metal is a fucking great genre. You know exactly what you're going to get, but you almost always get so much more. You go in expecting a crazy awesome guitar solo from your favorite guitar player, and you walk out with your ears ringing and your hair standing on end after he's shredded right in front of your face. The performances, the lineup, the music, all of it is just fun. It's a genre that, while it does have evolutions and progressions, it for the most part knows exactly what it is and tries not to take itself too seriously.
Case in point: Megadeth's tour stop in San Francisco. Here's a fun, fan-fueled heavy metal show. The lineup alone was enough to make the mouths of fans water heavily, with opening sets from Havok, Children of Bodom, and a particularly chaotic main-opening set from Suicidal Tendencies (who currently features Dave Lombardo on drums). By the time Megadeth is set to take the stage, the crowd is more than warmed-up and ready to go.
Megadeth take the stage for around an hour and a half to a completely sold out house and do not leave their fans disappointed in any way, shape or form. The energy is chaotic from the second Dave Mustaine and co. walk out on stage. While the set did feature material from the band's fifteenth studio album, Dystopia, old favorites from Rust In Peace ("Hangar 18", "Poison Was The Cure") and Countdown to Extinction ("Sweating Bullets", "Symphony of Destruction") remained in place in the band's fifteen track set.
Megadeth proved that after all of these years, they've still got it and can still deliver one hell of a show.
This has been another Shameless Promotion.