"Holy Wars… The Punishment Due" is a progressive thrash metal song which is opening track of Megadeth's fourth album Rust in Peace.
The song has an unusual structure, shifting at 2:26 after an acoustic bridge by Marty Friedman to a different, slower and heavier section called "The Punishment Due", and returns towards the end back to "Holy Wars", after a solo played by Dave Mustaine. The entire song is generally referred to as simply "Holy Wars".
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