Megadeth Have Long Island Fans ‘Sweating Bullets’ With Forceful Performance
With 30 years of experience and 14 studio albums under their belts, Megadeth are undeniable thrash legends. So, when they came to Long Island, N.Y., on Tuesday night (Dec. 3), fans packed The Paramount Theater to see their metal heroes.
Megadeth kicked off their set with the hasty riffs of ‘Hangar 18,’ and had fans crowd-surfing throughout the night. Just having the pleasure of seeing frontman Dave Mustaine shred to the bone from the start was a blast.
Everyone sang, “I sneak in my own house / It’s four in the morning / I had too much to drink / Said I was out with the boys.” With ‘Wake Up Dead’ only the second song in, the crowd got even more out of hand (as one should at a Megadeth show).
As sweat dripped down the faces of the audience after 15 minutes of the show, everyone was truly ‘Sweating Bullets’ by the time the song was played. That didn’t stop anyone from jumping, moshing, drinking and singing “I’m in trouble for the things / I haven’t got to yet / I’m chomping at the bit and my / Palms are getting wet / Sweating bullets!”
The band as a whole is filled with top-notch musicians. Mustaine and Chris Broderick are beasts on guitars, while bassist Dave Ellefson and drummer Shawn Drover provide a mighty backbone to the songs.
Whether or not you agree with Mustaine’s politics or anything he says off the stage, onstage he is a force and a total teddy bear. At one point of the show he noticed his tiniest fan, a little girl rocking out, he spotted her, went over and handed her his guitar pick. When he isn’t busy charming and thanking fans, he’s melting their faces with piercing riffs and spitting out gritty lyrics that we all know and love.
Megadeth ended their set holding no punches with ‘Symphony of Destruction,’ ‘Peace Sells’ and ‘Holy Wars….The Punishment Due.’ Needless to say the structure of the beautiful Paramount Theater might not ever be the same..
Support included heavy hitters Fear Factory and Nonpoint, two bands who have been doing this for a long time themselves. They got the blood pumping early on in the night and added to the liveliness of the evening as a whole.
Check Out Photos of Megadeth, Fear Factory + Nonpoint Performing at The Paramount: