Scrawl from The Saw’s Butcher Shop: Megadeth — Soldier On! (2022) SINGLE REVIEW

Welcome to The Saw’s Butcher Shop! It’s your Master Butcher, The Saw. And Megadeth have released a third single from their upcoming, brand-new album, The Sick… The Dying… And The Dead. The new album is the 13th for Megadeth, and I’m excited for it’s release on September 2, 2022.

We’ve heard the speedy, “We’ll Be Back,” and the 190 BPM, “Night Stalkers [featuring Ice T]” already. “Soldier On!” is a bit of a change-up; a mid-tempo bruiser, with one main riff, and features a more conservative song structure. The track has a real dramatic feel to it as Dave (vocals, guitar) tells the story of pressing onward in life, no matter how painful it is at times.

Sample Lyrics:

No reason left for living, living all alone.

And dying unforgiven, with unforgiven bones.

Dead years, and the dread years, they were all throughout your life.

The road was soon your mistress, and the stage your wife.

Of all the battles won and lost, the lives and treasures that it cost.

I know I’ve got to soldier on!

No reason left for dying, dying to be right.

Days, unforgiven, and unforgiven nights.

Watching mankind destroy itself, walk straight into the mouth of Hell.

I know I’ve got to soldier on!

Where the first two singles remind me of older era Megadeth song writing, this newest single reminds me of more recent eras of the band’s historiography. The content, though, is a common theme that can be found throughout the 40-year career of Dave and the band. This is a great song! Very catchy; it gets stuck in your head! You’ll have the chorus echoing between your ears!

Stay Metal,


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