MegadethCountdown To Extinction

Label:Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – MFSL 2-285
Series:GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP 180g Series, Original Master Recording
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Numbered
Style:Thrash, Heavy Metal


A1Skin O' My Teeth3:14
A2Symphony Of Destruction4:02
A3Architecture Of Aggression3:34
B1Foreclosure Of A Dream4:17
B2Sweating Bullets5:03
B3This Was My Life3:42
C1Countdown To Extinction4:16
C2High Speed Dirt4:12
D1Captive Honour4:42
D2Ashes In Your Mouth6:11
D3Crown Of Worms3:19



Half-Speed Mastered by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA on the GAIN 2 ULTRA ANALOG System. Machine Numbered. Track D3 is marked as a bonus track.

digital clone of original digital remix master to analog console lathe.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 21797 22851 0
  • Matrix / Runout (A side): MFSL 2-285 A1 RML/2 "GNOMESAYIN'?" 17415.1 (3)
  • Matrix / Runout (B side): MFSL 2-285 B1 RML/2 17562.2 (3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (C side): MFSL 2-285 C1 RML/2 17415.3 (3)
  • Matrix / Runout (D side): MFSL 2-285 D1 RML/2 17415(3)...

Other Versions (5 of 202)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Countdown To Extinction (LP, Album)Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records0777 7 98531 1 3, ESTU 2175, 798 531 1, 7 98531 1UK & Europe1992
Countdown To Extinction (CD, Album)Capitol Records, CombatCDP 7 98531 2US1992
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Countdown To Extinction (Cassette, Album)Capitol Records, CombatC4-98531US1992
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Countdown To Extinction (Cassette, Album)Capitol Records, Capitol Records0777 7 98531-4 4, 798531-4UK1992
Countdown To Extinction (Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release)MG Records (2)MG 2240Poland1992



  • metalmoshingmad777's avatar
    Edited one month ago
    Come on, Dave. We all know you love money so why not capitalize on all this unchecked waxflation. reissue a proper sounding pressing that doesn't sound like shit and isn't $300 on a good day.
    • aaronlane's avatar
      I just purchased this BLIND without knowing it was the 2004 remix, not the original 1992 master ... but to my surprise, after upping the treble and keeping the bass even it explodes out of the speakers!! Truly impressed! I think Dave upped the bass and lower the treble on the master ... so do the opposite and you will match the 1992 master.
      • PP_1991's avatar
        After hearing a good vinyl rip of this pressing, I have to mention that this pressing don´t have good dynamics.
        • Ev3's avatar
          While this does sound good I just got a 92’ copy and it is noticeably better all around sound wise, still a really cool release using the remaster and has crown of worms unlike the OG
          • Stevew8's avatar
            My YouTube vid confirming that MFSL used the 2004 remix to master this album:

            • hakuna-shibata's avatar
              Steven Westman today confirmed on his YouTube channel that the source for this release *was indeed* the 2004 Remix. End of debate! (And thank you Steven!)
              • Unclephil51's avatar
                While it sounds good and is not the 2004 remix, it is honestly worse than the CD in some ways because it sounds somewhat muddy. Not the best out there, but certainly better than the Brazil or picture disc versions. It’s good for a good price, but not the $300 or $350 going rate
                • MEllODrOnE's avatar
                  Edited 3 years ago
                  Remix or not (the back cover does state: Licensed from Capitol 2004 so it could be the remixed version). For the most part the separation and clarity is excellent on this record, letting you hear everything crystal clear. But the integrity of that clarity is compromised on songs like the title track, where the balance is off and the definition not so good. For the most part, this record has a big, hard rocking sound. Those frenzied guitar riffs come across crunchy and dynamic and the drums are powerful and heavy. Vocals sound great, rich, pure and sit well in the mix. My only nitpicks would be better bass definition (though the low end is full sounding) and a wider soundstage, otherwise it’s a pretty rad sounding record with some minor setbacks here n there. Pressing appears to be flawless and dead quiet from RTI.
                  • cubf33t's avatar
                    Can anyone tell me if this MFSL version includes a lyrics insert or innersleeve? I don't see one in the images or any mention of it in the notes.
                    • VinylAddict420's avatar
                      Anyone know how many of these MFSL were actually pressed?


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