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Megadeth – Countdown to Extinction Reviews

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  1. Damir says:

    THE BAND: Dave Mustaine (Lead vocals, lead & rhythm guitar), Marty Friedman (lead & rhythm guitar), David Ellefson (bass), Nick Menza (drums & percussion).
      DISC: (2004) This remix version contains 15 songs clocking in around 67 minutes. Included with the CD is a 18-page booklet with a brief introduction, band photos, song credits, song lyrics, and thank you's. “Countdown to Extinction” was published originally in 1992 with 11 tracks in total. Incorporated into the company, Burbank, CA. New manufacturer – Max Norman. Label – Capital.
      COMMENTS: Warning – do not trade in your original CD / Album for the new remixed and remastered version of “Countdown To Extinction”. You need them both! This new version is slightly different than the songs. Mustaine's vocals appears (on some songs), as he was in a deep echo chamber. Intro's Song, the song ends, and some solo guitar is a completely different sound. In some songs, it sounds like Nick Menza is another drum kit (from the original Version'92). In my opinion – these are classic NEW assumes classical songs (reminiscent of what Deep Purple is only with her classic “Machine Head” and “Burn”). On the review of the data … Like Metallica, Megadeth was originally known for lightning-fast riffs and steady drums, the songs together. This kind of music to a select group of listeners. Megadeth matured a bit, has a new producer, it slows down just a bit … and the result was “Countdown to Extinction”. A solid effort from beginning to end. The old school Megadeth fans will say that the band sold out (as Metallica fans of the old school, said the band has with its 1991 “Black” album and “Load” in 1996). I have always believed that you simply can not satisfied everyone. With “Countdown To Extinction” but I felt then, as I do now – Megadeth achieved, so many listeners with their new and improved sound. This is not the band the best-selling album for no reason. Mustaine and Friedman guitars are hard, crisp and firm. Ellefson's thundering bass-playing in the background. Menza of the drums was the same on other albums, but never better than here. The first 6 songs are back-to-back metal classics. My favorite songs (even years later) are “off a Dream,” “That was my life,” “Sweating Bullets” and “Symphany of Destruction”. The bonus tracks are very much – “Crown Of Worms” fits into the spirit of the album. The 3 “demo” pieces cut and crisp sound – the big! If you're not into Megadeth because of their trademark speed and thrash licks … I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised by the results of “Countdown To Extinction”. In 1992, this was a completely different than anything else, what they always did. That is simply my favorite release of the entire Megadeth catelog. Classic disc.
     

  2. Kyne says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    New Romantic
    Dave Mustaine was bright enough to leave Metallice before they got really big, in this album only the popularity of metal music hides the new romantic flavor of this album…

  3. Ye says:

    Megadeth and Metallica both have something similar in the early 90's-they experimented with their sound. While Metallica really sold out (as I have only the hard songs on this album) and became mainstream rock, Megadeth experimenting, but they were still metal. This CD sounds like traditional heavy metal than thrash metal, but it is still shiny. This may not be the incredibly complex-speed that was Rust in Peace or Peace Sells, but they are still technical (I'm actually wearing that word did not I? “), Even if they return to a verse – Chorus formula for some of the recording. The musicality of the band is as always top quality. As I have said thousand times before, there are many nice riffs and solos, as well a little more work than their previous acoustic versions. Highlights on this album are “Sweating Bullets,” “Skin O My Teeth” and “Architecture of Aggression”. While Metallica's only good releases were the first 4, the entire Megadeth catalog is worth (even though a risk may be an exception, if you're not a purist like me. “) Get this instead of the black album overvalued.

  4. Xaviera says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Megadeth Albumn
    This by far is Megadeth’s best albumn. All the songs are classic. Dave Mustaine rips on vocal’s and prove Megadeth is the leader in top metal bands.

  5. Othniel says:

    There are a few good things about the remix, and although the sound is more pronounced, the guitars are clearer, and you will receive a total of more 'Deth in the ears. However, why Dave Mustaine, some of the possibilities he has, I can not explain it. For example, Symphony Of Destruction lacks the harmonized guitars in the chorus, one of my favorite aspects of the original. What was wrong with the way it was?
      If you've never heard the original, then better for you. Which remains a great album. Fans of the original with memories, be warned.

  6. Shoshanah says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good album – but often overrated
    Considered by many as one of the best Megadeth albums, Countdown to Extinction is the band’s fifth studio album and their first album to demonstrate an intention to be “radio…

  7. Lincoln says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Remastered version not for me
    I bought this album not knowing what “Remastered” actually meant in terms of changes to the original works.

  8. Ketill says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I will rate this anyway
    First off so called speed metal seems to favor continuous brain dead speedy guitar masturbation over actually creating songs that are in anyway memorable, interesting, or remotely…

  9. Gunesh says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Foreclosure of a Dream
    Many Megadeth fans prefer “Rust in Peace” and “Peace Sells But Who’s Buying” but this Megadeth is the best-selling album.

  10. Valiant says:

    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Original = Good, Remix = Poor
    I own both the original and the remixed/remastered version. The original is no “Rust in Peace”, but it’s still a pretty good album. I give the original 4 stars.

  11. Tabitha says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Dave’s a big fibber.
    Beware! If you have the original recording of this album, do not –repeat–DO NOT get rid of it. While it’s stated on the case that it was remixed and remastered, it’s become…

  12. Lainey says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of Megadeth’s Best Albums
    I bought Megadeth’s 1992 effort “Countdown to Extinction (their 5th album overall) about 5 years back when I was a senior in high school, and this was the first Megadeth album I…

  13. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Countdown To Extinction.
    Following the lead of Metallica’s Black album Megadeth have tried the same only with different results, this album showed the more commercial and mainstream sound that they…

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