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Countdown to Extinction [Content/Copy-Protected CD, Import]

Megadeth Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Content/Copy-Protected CD, Import
  • Label: Capital
  • ASIN: B000295V6W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 258,513 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Why Cant I Stop Listening To This!!!!!!!!!!! 29 Sep 2003
Format:Audio CD
Ok picture the scene Metallica produce and realise Black (Metallica) in 1991 all eyes go on Megadeth. Can they match this??? Can they oh yes they can!!!! Im listening to the album as i write this review Symphony of destruction you know how it goes lovely harmony cut short by Dave Mustaines ripping guitar action and David Ellefson's heaviest bass line But it doesnt end here from song one to eleven this album just gets better and better."Sweating Bullits" probably Megadeths moct commercial success in my own opinion is not the stand out best song on this album dont get me wrong i still love it who could forget that kick drum and that riff which Mustaines beautiful unforgetable and haunting voice. But in my and only my opinion song seven "Countdown to Extinction" is the stand out track on this album listen to it once and youll be hooked. This album quite seriously is one of the greatest Heavy/Rock Albums of all time when you think of the greats "Seasons in abyss, Master of Puppets, Among the living Coyboys from hell" This still delivers the goods every time and doesnt get old. Dont take my word for it jus go out and buy this you wont be ripped off i gurantee forget your sh**y pop rock nu metal this is the heavy stuff.Mustaine as usual gives his all a proper rock god ! the man is a living legend! SIMPLY A MASTERPIECE thanks for reading!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm.... 4 July 2011
By Dunc
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I didn't realise this wasn't the original album so was highly miffed to find it contained remixed versions of tracks from what is undoubtedly their best album.
In the sleeve notes Dave Mustaine is quoted as saying the only way to better their most successful album was to remix it. Well, fair enough, it's his album. And yes, it is very shiny and bright, softer, and warmer-sounding than the original, but the addition of lavish reverbs to tracks such as Symphony Of Destruction merely serve to remove the crushing, raw relentlessness of the original. More is less.
This is definitely a case, Dave, of 'It wasn't broke - didn't need fixing'!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite Megadeth albums 31 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
If like me you are a massive fan of Megadeth, then you will have probably got all of their albums and you will be able to appreciate the fact that this isn't as heavy as their earlier work but still appreciate that this is still an outstanding album. If however, you only like their earlier and faster work then you will probably hate this but if you are a new Megadeth fan and like me and other massive fans of Megadeth can appreciate diversity, then I can't recommend this highly enough as it is one of my personal favourite ever Megadeth albums.

I know and respect that everybody will have their own personal favourite Megadeth albums, most likely PEACE SELLS, RUST IN PEACE, KILLING IS MY BUSINESS, SO FAR, SO GOOD...SO WHAT! or the underrated and similar to this YOUTHANASIA but some of the comments I have read never cease to amaze me. For example I read one comment on their new album UNHOLY ABOMINATIONS that said it was their best album for twenty years. Seriously, what planet are these people from (certainly not planet Megadeth), dont get me wrong, it is good but I have listened to it enough times to say it is nowhere near as good as this masterpiece, released in 1992, I would understand someone saying it is their best for twenty years if it was as fast as their early work but it isn't. Another comment that amazed me about this particular album was from someone who said it was really good apart from the last track, surely it can't be just me that thinks that ASHES IN YOUR MOUTH is one of the best tracks on this. It is an outstanding ending to an outstanding album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a brilliant record 1 Sep 2005
Format:Audio CD
Oh man, i've heard enough of the Metallica Vs. Megadeth debate to last me a lifetime. Simple answer - if you don't like one of these bands - don't listen to their music! I've heard this album compared to Metallica's Metallica. Yes, here, Megadeth too, decreased their thrash elements; yeah, they started getting more play on radio and Mtv; yeah, it's not as hard edged and full throttle as their previous albums. But it's nothing like Metallica's 'Black' album. I even heard (or rather read) somebody saying that CTE is less agressive then the 'Black' album. This is not true. And no, if you're thinking i'm a "Megadeth lover=Metallica hater" kind of person, you're wrong. Why on earth can't people enjoy both bands. I just wouldn't try to compare Metallica and Megadeth; i think they're both so different. If you don't 'get' this album, then you don't 'get' Megadeth. A lot of the songs are slower than their previous efforts and it's more polished sounding, and has some simpler song structures, but it's Megadeth through and through. The thrash hasn't completely disappeared either; there are progressive thrash elements to this album. But hey - you can't play Peace Sells and Rust In Peace forver! You have to progress, else risk becoming a very boring, predictable outfit and a parody of yourself. That doesn't mean you sell out, and this record isn't a sell-out. It's top-notch quality, with some intelligent songwriting. I love the sound of the guitars on this album, particularly on songs such as Symphony Of Destruction, Architecture Of Aggression, Psychotron and Ashes In Your Mouth. The latter is one of my favourites and one one of the heavier songs on the record, which also has some amazing sounding guitars in it. The Friedman-Mustaine team up at the end of the solo sounds wonderful. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Everything was well done
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Derek Behan
3.0 out of 5 stars Very well priced.
Took quite a while to arrive. Packaged well though and very a good price.
Published 2 months ago by Lincolnshirelass
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners
If your just getting into Megadeth and you like Bands such as Metallica or Pantera etc this is a good start. Read more
Published 4 months ago by theo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
The album itself has some thrash moments. Definitely Ashes In Your Mouth, which is the highlight of the album. Great verses, nice riffs and cool leads under them. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Vivian
3.0 out of 5 stars Average
There was really only one song here that I enjoyed (Symphony of Destruction), I thought the rest of the tracks were below average.
Published 19 months ago by kimbo
2.0 out of 5 stars not very mega
Having bought a couple of Megadeth albums when released and at the time thinking these aren't half bad I was tempted by other reviews to 'relive' my youth and by Countdown to... Read more
Published on 26 Jun 2012 by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best
this for me is THE megadeth album, I have it on CD and Vinyl. It is that one album from any bands career that just works from one end to the other, Mustaine's growling vocals on... Read more
Published on 20 Mar 2012 by Mr. M. Regan
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as the original
This album,great as it always was is different to the original release.It has been remastered and remixed. Read more
Published on 29 Jan 2012 by Silver76
Here I go again!!! ( In the immortal lines of 'Sweating Bullets'!).. I ranted about how bad the remastered version for So Far So Good So What.. Read more
Published on 23 Aug 2011 by Gabriel Hill Harriss
5.0 out of 5 stars The last Great Megadeth album
This is a great album and holds a special place in my heart. A lot of great songs and a ton of sheer speed guitar work! Read more
Published on 6 Mar 2010 by Ben
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