Countdown To Extinction (studio album) by Megadeth
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The best album by Megadeth is Rust In Peace which is ranked number 422 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,622.
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Decent album but nothing that sets it apart or makes it superior to any of their other albums. It's pretty much paint by numbers Megadeth. 'Skin O' My Teeth', 'Symphony of Destruction' & 'High Speed Dirt' my picks of the bunch.
Suavizado, mas longe de ruim!
Really solid album without a single weak song. It succeeds in being more accessible than their other albums even for guys who are not huge fans of this kind of music without compromising in terms of musicianship.
Era difícil mantener el nivel tras editar un disco que es obra maestra de la historia del Metal. Dave Mustaine repetía la clásica formación de 'Rust in Peace' con Friedman como guitarra solista, Ellefson al bajo y Menza a la batería. La alineación de Champions League. Después de un disco como 'Rust in Peace' no debió ser fácil componer el disco en cuestión, y Megadeth, al igual que sus rivales de Metallica, abandonó el Thrash Metal que tantas noches de escenarios les había proporcionado para abrazar un Heavy Metal puro sin concesiones, machacón y con melodía, aunque todavía embrutecido con ciertas reminiscencias thrashers que se intuyen principalmente en los riffs de guitarra. Pero la realidad es que Megadeth aquí se convirtió en una banda de Heavy Metal, más comercial que antaño pero con una calidad innegable.
This was the album that got me into music. I found an old scrathed cd of it in the garage one day. For some reason I decided to put it in a cd player even though I was never really in to listening to music... Then the whole album electrified me. Megadeth really nailed this one. They took a more commercial sound which caused this one to be their biggest success. I love every track on this one, and ALWAYS sing along to sweating bullets when I hear it. Such a good piece.
Megadeth follow Metallica's lead in making an an album of shorter, punchier songs. Countdown to extinction, is similar to the Black album in lots of ways. Some good tracks here, though nothing spectacular, but it's good to hear a focused and coherent record. Skin 'o my teeth, sweating bullets, and the title track are all fine. Possibly Megadeth's most enjoyable record, though certainly not their best.
megadeth's mainstream breakout...
Very good heavy metal album. Best 10 songs average is 87,8/100 and the album can get very good 90/100. It really rocks, I can only find good and very good songs. Best song is "Symphony of destruction" 95/100, followed by title track "Countdown to extinction" and "Psychotron" both 90/100. All other songs good 80-85/100.
Their first and probably only album where everything just locked into its place. If Puppets was a Political Science 101 course, then after Countdown you've got all the credits in for a Master's Degree in Social Sciences.
I feel there's no great art without bitterness, and few artists have been as bitter as Mustaine. Often his words are as venomous as they are true. Masses don't appreciate folks who speak their mind. I've never much cared for people who never say anything about anything that matters. Makes me wonder if they can think at all.
Every thinking (wo)man is bound to err once in a while. Thinking and speaking one's mind freely is like playing with fire: it doesn't "only" cost friendships and careers, it costs lives too.
Just what happened to Dave after CTE, is anyone's guess.
To me the man was never as intellectually sober and honest as when he wrote CTE. Not much of a live band - at least from what I've personally experienced. Have a huge respect for the man when it comes to musicianship, though.
This guy could operate with ease in any music field if he wanted to. Hugely talented person and probably one of the fastest thinking guys in rock music history. It really is a huge mind fuck that some of the smartest people around us are so frequently also some of the most retarded ones simultaneously.
If jebus is your preferable choice of drugs then so be it. Just keep it to yourself, bro. And another worthwhile tip would be to start getting daily news from more media outlets than just Alex Jones...
That goes for all of ya.
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