Megadeth ‎– Countdown To Extinction

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1 Skin O' My Teeth
Written-By – Mustaine*
3:14
2 Symphony Of Destruction
Written-By – Mustaine*
4:02
3 Architecture Of Aggression
Written-By – Mustaine*, Ellefson*
3:35
4 Foreclosure Of A Dream
Written-By – Mustaine*, Ellefson*
4:17
5 Sweating Bullets
Written-By – Mustaine*
5:04
6 This Was My Life
Written-By – Mustaine*
3:42
7 Countdown To Extinction
Written-By – Mustaine*, Ellefson*, Friedman*, Menza*
4:16
8 High Speed Dirt
Written-By – Mustaine*, Ellefson*
4:13
9 Psychotron
Written-By – Mustaine*
4:42
10 Captive Honour
Written-By – Mustaine*, Ellefson*, Friedman*, Menza*
4:15
11 Ashes In Your Mouth
Written-By – Mustaine*, Ellefson*, Friedman*, Menza*
6:11

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Studio The Enterprise, Burbank, CA
January 6-April 28, 1992

℗ & © Capitol Records, Inc.
Published by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc./Mustaine Music (BMI) except:
Tracks 3, 4, 8 published by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc./Mustaine Music/Vulgarian Music (BMI)
Tracks 7, 10, 11 published by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc./Mustaine Music/Vulgarian Music/Menza Music/Adam Martin Music (BMI)

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7985312 Megadeth Countdown To Extinction(CD, Album) Capitol Records 7985312 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
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7 98531 4 , TCP 2575 Megadeth Countdown To Extinction(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, Kent Elektronik San. Ve Tic. A.Ş. 7 98531 4 , TCP 2575 Turkey 1992 Sell This Version
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patientot

patientot

December 20, 2016
The End of Megadeth's Classic Period

Honestly, I've never been a big fan of Megadeth. A lot of that boils down to Dave's vocals and the group's tendency (at least on the earlier albums) to spend too much time on long instrumental breaks and solos rather than putting together great songs. That said, I've always had a soft spot for this album and still like it today.

This is basically where Megadeth cut back on the thrashing speed and started to pay a lot more attention to song craft and melody. They ended up with something that's more like thrash metal influenced hard rock and for the most part it works. Where the album falters is that it starts to drag during the last quarter or so. There are also some annoying bits here and there, such as the verses on Sweating Bullets.

Overall, a very good album, and one that marks the end of Megadeth's classic era. Unfortunately, sometime in the early 2000s, Dave saw fit to butcher this album with horrible loudness war mastering and a complete remix. If you want to hear the album properly, you'll need to seek out an old version of the CD, which shouldn't be too hard considering it was a huge seller.
nicul4u

nicul4u

June 10, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Quien no ha oido hablar alguna vez de megadeth? Para mi, el grupo de trash por excelencia. Junto al Rust in Peace y ahora el nuevo álbum Dystopia, Countdown to extinction és de los mejores albumes del grupo.

Todas las canciones són un festival de Riffs duros típicos del trash metal más puro, y de solos de guitarra y bases de bajo increibles. Si además le añadimos la voz "pesada" (en el buen sentido de la palabra) de Dave Mustaine, tenemos una auténtica obra maestra del género.

Respecto a los riffs ya mencionados anteriormente, podemos destacar el de la mítica "Symphony of destruction" o "sweating Bullets", que en este disco podemos disfrutar a tope. El baterista Nick Menza [Descansa en paz, Nick :(] nos demuestra un increible repertorio de ritmos con la bateria, ideales para las canciones de este género, con esos canvios de ritmo extraordinarios y precisos.

En conclusión, un disco que todo amante del Trash deberia tener en su colección. My top 3 de canciones és:

3- Skin o' my teeth
2- Symphony of destruction
1- Sweating Bullets (obra maestra vocal)