For some strange reason something I've been listing to at work lately made me think that rajagainstthemachine who posts in this thread a lot, might like. But like a lot of stuff I listen to, it may be too left-field for some.
Until recently raja had Megageth as his avatar. and they fall into a category of bands I tend to lump together, ignorantly don't know really anything about, and are in a genre of music which is odd that I am not a huge fan of, mostly because I never really listened to them enough to have a valid opinion.
For someone who grew up on and still reveres Hard Rock, as it was called then - Deep Purple then Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Robin Trower, early Queen, The Who (most of these now "Classic Rock" now), Led Zeppelin, and the like, I / we were pretty wary of newcomers.
We called them "no-talents", as they weren't quite the musicians or composers of their predecessors. And we were both musicians and fans of those who could play stuff we couldn't or struggled to, whereas many of the newcomer/no-talents played stuff hard, fast and/or loud, but not all that well.
They started out as the Aerosmiths (who I grew to really like and came to respect), REO Speedwagons (who make me ill), Judas Priests, and I will try to think of others, but these, and then following them were the derivatives of them.
These were the (here's where I get lynched) AC/DCs, Def Leppards (shameless Led Zep copies), and all that mid-late 70s 'new' watered-down formulaic Hard Rock, to then be followed by even more 'no talents" like Guns & Roses, Skid Row, etc.
And then, the derivatives of them (Black Crows, or Stone Crows, dunno never listen to them but one listen and it's easy to see they grew up listening to Led Zeppelin). And among these groups are Megadeth. I may be getting my era mixed up here.
So my logic is flawed here because, like New Wave, few of the musicians were good players but there was a lot of great music in the New Wave 80s that followed the Hard Rock 70s. In fact it was Joe Jackson's first album, The Ramones and B-52s that opened me up to accepting then really liking non-killer instrumentalist acts.
As I find comparatively little of the music of the 90s, 00s or 10s palatable with of course notable exceptions, when I need 'new' music, I go back in time to acts I'd heard of but never had the money to take a chance on (we bought albums back then, sometime without hearing first) or been exposed to. Bands like Egg, Van Der Graff Generator, Nektar, and a long list of others. Plus music from bands I did like but didn't have all of their stuff, like Renaissance, and years later got their entire back catalog, most brilliant, some less so.
So I checked out Megadeth today.
I must admit I automatically reject some bands from their names and never liked ones glorifying "death' etc. portraying that as cool, or working words in with weird spellings ('Def", "deth", "Leppard"), because other bands already claimed them and by then there were 1000s of bands with the same comical names (and which is why "Wyld Stallyns" from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure was funny).
So with Megadeth and the like, I don't know where to start. I randomly choose "Symphony of Destruction", which wasn't bad at all.