Music, for all its worth covers many genres. All important as each other as Thrash Metal is to Hip Hop. Without the likes of Metallica, Korn, Pantera, Alice in Chains, Danzig et al. The world of music would be a boring place without the darker and heavier side to music. Hard rock is just the offspring of Progressive Rock from the 70s.
"Megadeth guns for arena thrash success and gets it on Countdown to Extinction. Following the lead of 1991's Metallica, Megadeth trades in their lengthy, progressive compositions for streamlined, tightly written and played songs more conducive to radio and MTV airplay. Cries of "sellout" seem pointless when the results are artistically (as well as commercially) successful; songs like the mega-hit "Symphony of Destruction," "Skin O' My Teeth," "Foreclosure of a Dream," and "Sweating Bullets" are among the band's best". ~ [Steve Huey]
Is it not the very idea when your in this industry to make money and appeal to a larger audience?Rather than to a small fanbase? I think so to...and good on them.
And yes the song by Megadeth is an artistic ripsnorter to boot!