Megadeth ‎– The World Needs A Hero

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06076-84503-2, 06076 84503-2 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records 06076-84503-2, 06076 84503-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
61053521912 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 61053521912 Colombia 2001 Sell This Version
BG2 84503 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records, Columbia House BG2 84503 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
2191-2 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album) Sum Records (2), Metal-is Records 2191-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
06076-84503-2, 06076 84503-2 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records 06076-84503-2, 06076 84503-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
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06076 84503-2 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records 06076 84503-2 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
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BG2 84503 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records, Columbia House BG2 84503 US 2001 Sell This Version
06076-84503-2, 06076 84503-2 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records 06076-84503-2, 06076 84503-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
06076 84503-2 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records, EMI Music Canada 06076 84503-2 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
2191-2 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 2191-2 Argentina 2001 Sell This Version
06076-84503-2 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album, Club) Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records 06076-84503-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
MISBX006, MISBX 006 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album, Ltd, Sli) Metal-is Records, Metal-is Records MISBX006, MISBX 006 UK 2001 Sell This Version
VICP-61348 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album, Promo) Victor VICP-61348 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
MISP1006 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) Metal-is Records MISP1006 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SANSP-84503-2 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) Sanctuary Records SANSP-84503-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
MISBX 006 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album, Unofficial) Metal-Is Records (2) MISBX 006 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
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06076-84503-2 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sanctuary Records (2) 06076-84503-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
PCKC 20057 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(Cass, Album) Sanctuary Records Group PCKC 20057 South Korea 2001 Sell This Version
MYST 268 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(Cass, Album) Mystic Production MYST 268 Poland 2001 Sell This Version
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74321 865474 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(Cass, Album) Metal-is Records 74321 865474 Turkey 2001 Sell This Version
74321 86547 4 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(Cass, Album) Metal-is Records, BMG Russia, Music Factory Group 74321 86547 4 Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version
06076 84503-4 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(Cass, Album) Sanctuary Records 06076 84503-4 US 2001 Sell This Version
MISMC006 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(Cass, Album) Metal-is Records, Phantom Records (25) MISMC006 Thailand 2001 Sell This Version
MC-043-01 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Invisible Halahup MC-043-01 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
none Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Stable Records (2) none Russia 2001 Sell This Version
MISLP 006 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(LP, Album, Gat) Metal-is Records MISLP 006 UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Megadeth World Needs A Hero(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Megadeth) none Yugoslavia 2001 Sell This Version
82876 64396 2 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records, BMG Russia 82876 64396 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
06076 84503-2 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album, RP) Sanctuary Records 06076 84503-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
06076-84503-2, 06076 84503-2 Megadeth The World Needs A Hero(CD, Album, RP, EDC) Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records 06076-84503-2, 06076 84503-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

May 4, 2018
referencing The World Needs A Hero, CD, Album, MISCD006, MISCD 006

Megadeth took a huge risk (no pun intended) with 1999's 'Risk' album. In a bid to gain more mainstream success, the band shunned the thrash metal genre they'd popularized in the 80's and turned to a radio-friendly rock sound. It didn't pay off. Big time. Dave Mustaine and his crew had egg well and firmly on their faces, and nobody likes egg on their faces.

So by the time 2001 rolled around, the band had used up their one and only "gone back to their roots" cliché (every band that's been around long enough gets to do this at least once). The problem was, with 'Risks' massive failure behind them, and with rising tensions between artist and record label, this truly feels like a band, and in particular, a man (Mustaine), who is lacking enthusiasm and who's heart isn't in it.

For the record, I loved 'Risk'. Just saying.

With 'The World Needs a Hero', there's definitely a metal vibe again. But the music just seems pretty lifeless and rigid. The crunchy riffs are back, but everything seems so stoic. The spite and hatred of Megadeth's earlier days is long gone, having been replaced by some of the most mundane lyrics imaginable. While some of the songs are pretty decent, everything just seems so uninspired.

Guitar legend Marty Friedman, who left the band after the 'Risk' tour, has been replaced by Al Pitrelli of Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra fame. This is actually really cool, because I love those bands, but unfortunately Pitrelli doesn't really have his own unique voice like his predecessor. And the interplay between Mustaine and Pitrelli doesn't produce anything noteworthy.

Still, this album does have its merits. '1000 Times Goodbye', 'Moto Psycho', 'Promises', 'Dread and the Fugitive Mind' and 'Disconnect' are all decent enough songs, but not really much to shout about if I'm honest. 'Return to Hanger', a sequel to one of their biggest hits, 'Hanger 18', serves as a weak attempt at capturing some of their thrash era glory, and things are capped off with 'When', a diabolical rip-off of the Diamond Head classic 'Am I Evil' (which is only a classic due to Mustaine's former band Metallica... the irony of it all).

Overall, this isn't a bad album, but it really sounds like a group that are burned out and in need of some new inspiration. While the world needs a hero, it feels like this band needs a break. And on that note...
Wuchak

Wuchak

March 2, 2018
edited 8 months ago
referencing The World Needs A Hero, CD, Album, MISCD006, MISCD 006
Very solid if unremarkable Megadeth album

Released in 2001, THE WORLD NEEDS A HERO is the ninth album by Los Angeles’ Megadeth. While it was a decent return to metal after the experimental failure of 1999’s RISK (which actually was certified Gold in the USA), there aren’t many standout songs to distinguish it, although the album’s consistently solid from beginning to end and occasionally has a non-horror KD vibe (which ain’t a bad thing).

I guess it doesn’t help that one section of the album’s most notable track, the 9-minute final cut “When,” rips-off Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil?” which was covered by Mustaine’s former band Metallica. Dave said the similarities were clearly intentional because they’re so obvious, suggesting that it was merely a tribute. The resemblances of that one section, however, don’t detract from the rest of the song, which includes an absolutely stunning solo section featuring Al Pitrelli on lead guitar (ex-Savatage).

So I like the album. Highlights include the memorable "Motor Psycho," the amusing "1000 Times Goodbye" (with speaking bits by an ex-girlfriend/wife character), and the atypical "Silent Scorn," which includes well done trumpet/symphonic pieces. But critics claimed that it lacked the flash & fury of past glories and too often smacked of rehashed Megadeth. For instance, compare "Dread and the Fugitive Mind" to "Sweating Bullets" from COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION (1990).

GRADE: B/B-
JMLP

JMLP

November 4, 2012
referencing The World Needs A Hero, CD, Album, Promo, Adv, MISP1006
My copy is signed by Dave Mustaine himself.