Super Collider

  • Record Label: UMD
  • Release Date: Jun 4, 2013
Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jun 26, 2013
    80
    It's the culmination of four years during which Megadeth have continuously raised their game. [Jul 2013, p.92]
  2. Jun 13, 2013
    50
    One possible surprise is how little of Super Collider actually thrashes.
  3. Jun 13, 2013
    50
    Super Collider is so mired in midtempo drudgery and familiar hard rock (not thrash) tropes that it never really connects.
  4. Apr 22, 2014
    40
    Truthfully, Super Collider is just a Megadeth album born of complacency and issued with only the faintest interest in remaining relevant.
  5. Q Magazine
    Jul 10, 2013
    40
    It ditches classic thrash for bland classic rock. [Aug 2013, p.96]
  6. Kerrang!
    Jun 20, 2013
    40
    Most of Super Collider feels half-hearted and rushed. [1 Jun 2013, p53]
  7. Jun 13, 2013
    40
    While there's nothing abhorrent about this album, it's so unobtrusive that it's practically not there, just one more forgettable release from a guy we're all secretly rooting for.
  8. Jun 13, 2013
    20
    It is Countdown to Extinction taken to its most nightmarish conclusions.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Jun 16, 2013
    5
    Many Megadeth fans keep expecting the band to make another Rust in Peace-style record, and 2009's Endgame proved they were still a thrashMany Megadeth fans keep expecting the band to make another Rust in Peace-style record, and 2009's Endgame proved they were still a thrash metal force to be reckoned with. Even TH1RT3EN had some great moments. Not so with Super Collider. Aside from "Built for War," the songs on this album are mainly of a hard rock or classic metal nature. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Indeed the album has some good songs, such as the opening track "Kingmaker," the Southern-influenced "The Blackest Crow," and a respectable cover of Thin Lizzy's "Cold Sweat." The main problem with Super Collider is that the songs feel uninspired. The riffs aren't very memorable, and there's nothing spectacular about the solos. Dave Mustaine's lyrics are downright cheesy and mediocre, which ruin otherwise decent songs like "Built for War" and "Don't Turn Your Back..." Super Collider isn't Megadeth's worst record, but it's far from their best. Full Review »
  2. Apr 19, 2015
    9
    Don't let the low ratings fool you, this is a solid rock album that is quite nice to listen to from time to time. In fact it disgusts me justDon't let the low ratings fool you, this is a solid rock album that is quite nice to listen to from time to time. In fact it disgusts me just how low it is one this site just because it doesn't sound like a generic sounding 80's album. Full Review »
  3. Nov 20, 2014
    3
    I have to say this album was a massive disappointment for me after the magnificent Endgame. The album just doesn't seem to get going at allI have to say this album was a massive disappointment for me after the magnificent Endgame. The album just doesn't seem to get going at all and nothing stands out. Mediocre riffs and solos and the less said about Burn! the better, a truly awful song. It comes to something when one of the better tracks on the album is the cover of Thin Lizzy's Cold Sweat. Here's hoping for a return to form from Mustaine and co on the next album. Full Review »