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July 2013[edit]

Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia. We welcome and appreciate your contributions, including your edits to Parallel Lines, but we cannot accept original research. Original research also encompasses combining published sources in a way to imply something that none of them explicitly say. Please be prepared to cite a reliable source for all of your contributions. Thank you. Dan56 (talk) 01:24, 1 July 2013 (UTC)


  • About Thirteen: these sources indicate thrash metal: Sputnikmusic (at fusing their thrashy past), Rock Sound (musical style gravitates between classy thrashers and ...), Now (thrashy, angry and melody-packed) and PopMatters (keeping classic thrash relevant). The only heavy metal saying was from This Is Fake DIY (good old fashioned, classic heavy metal) even though the last paragraph says "Megadeth have stuck to their guns by embracing their classic thrash sound". I don't know why do you want to highlight a minority opinion, when even that one critic is not strongly standing for heavy metal as the album's genre.
  • About Countdown to Extinction: Spin called it "perhaps the finest thrash metal album ever made". What more do you want? Other reviewers such as Allmusic and Popmatters also qualified it thrash metal. Remember, genres are subjective characterizations, not facts or indisputable truths. We draw the line by referring to professional critiques for interpretations of creative works (WP:SUBJECTIVE).--Вик Ретлхед (talk) 07:34, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Moser & Crawford book[edit]

Hello. Can you name the book you used in Megadeth, or better, to provide a link to Google Books so I can check it myself? Appreciate it.--Вик Ретлхед (talk) 12:25, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

One more thing I forgot. The references you've listed in support of heavy metal in the genre sidebar are not an analysis of their musical style, but reports from different events from their career: BBC News reports about their disbandment, Hindustan Times announces their concert in Delhi, while the third source talks about their latest album and some of the band's history (not 100% sure if this website is reliable). On the other hand, Allmusic calls them "one of the most popular and important thrash metal bands", Rolling Stone says something in the same manner, while Loudwire ranked them third among the thrash metal acts. I personally don't oppose adding heavy metal in the genre sidebar, but it has to be approved by sources that identify their music in that genre. I guess you've written "Megadeth heavy metal" on Google and picked the first three links that called the group under that moniker. If that's the case, I can find four times more references that qualify them as thrash band: [1][2][3][4][5][6] (just the first six I've found).--Вик Ретлхед (talk) 17:58, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Actually, can you type the quote you are particularly using from Moser's book? Again, I'm not opposing heavy metal in the infobox, but those four citations seem total unnecessary.--Вик Ретлхед (talk) 21:27, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Opened a discussion at Talk:Megadeth#What to list in the genre sidebar where you can submit your proposal.--Вик Ретлхед (talk) 10:48, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Keep an eye[edit]

Hello. Can you keep an eye on Lukejordan02? He seems keen on changing the genres on a bunch of Megadeth and Judas Priest albums.--Retrohead (talk) 17:56, 18 June 2014 (UTC)