I just finished listening to the Gears of War demo that's available on Megadeth.com, and what a fucking disappointment it has been :/ I hope that it sounds so lame, weak and poppy due to it being the title track of the console game of the same name :| Or maybe the demo doesn't represent the final cut.. One can only hope.
The lyrics sound like they were written by Justis or Electra Mustaine (his kids) :S An excerpt (the chorus):
Smart bombs, precision guided armament
A more sophisticated way to end up dead
Still we search and invent such intelligent weapons
That kill each other like the Gears of War
With all the delays, the "this is a REALLY heavy album" hype and general over expectation, I trust "Gears of War" is not a taste of things to come. The quality of the song is especially disturbing when you take into account that "Washington's next", which is another track off their upcoming "United Abominations" (*puke*) album, didn't sound terribly breathtaking from what little I could discern from the plethora of scratchy bootlegs that have been posted.
This is also the first original work I've heard from the new guitarist - Glen Drover, and thus far, it's been *yawn* boring. :(
Oh well, I guess I'm going to lower my expectations and maybe I'll be surprised come January.