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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: 121,378 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dunc on 4 July 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Disappointing.
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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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By "wwwzebrapool2" on 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gabriel Hill Harriss on 23 Aug 2011
Format: Audio CD
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..was, and the same has to be said for Countdown. Another classic butchered..why oh why was this done?? I bought the remastered having owned the original, thinking, 'this'll be interesting', maybe heavier, something extra? some added sleeve notes? Well, it had some of that, and to be completely frank, the bonus tracks are the best thing on the remastered version. The album itself has been butchered beyond belief, and I have to agree with one of the other comments, Dunc, in that all the aggression and heaviness has been removed, and replaced with tinny trebly innocence, and bright fluffy drums!! It all sounds too high end, polished to the point of smiling pearly whites rather than 'its gapped tooth grin!!!!!' like in the original.
You know what, and it's maybe a bit of an obvious one, but I think Daves ego really got carried away with him during the remasters of these albums..It was a time to go 'these are mine, and f@ck what anyone else thinks, I'm gonna have a play!!' like some spoilt kid having a tantrum. He never liked Nick Menza that much, and it really shows on this album as he completely destroyed any density his drum sound had from the original! I thought Nick was possibly one of the best techinically brilliant drummers the band ever had, truly unique sound, but Dave in his infinite wisdom for a cash-in throws in a nice tinny echoey slap to the drums..it sounds..well, rubbish in my opinion.
So, this, probably my second or third favourite Megadeth album, close shave with So Far So Good, or Peace Sells..is turned into the 'MegaDave'album.. A real shame as this was a defining classic that had them take the world by storm at their peak!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Regan TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Mar 2012
Format: Audio CD
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 Symphony of destruction and Countdown to Extinction are just perfectly suited to the content of the songs. Now its been a while since I have listened to this album, too long really, so in writing this review I think I will head off into the CD archive and have a blast. If you have not listened to this album then you must add this to your collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Silver76 on 29 Jan 2012
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This album,great as it always was is different to the original release.It has been remastered and remixed.While it give the songs a cleaner sound and all the instruments are much sharper along with the vocals,it just doesn't sound like the original album.There are also miniscule difference on some songs,such as Psychotron. ot that they really matter but to a hardened Megadeth fan such as myself it did leave me thinking "This is not how the song goes there" etc.By all means buy this great album,but if you can get the original get that.The songs on the original all have a more "Blended" feel to them,in the the instruments are blending in with one another along with the vocals,not singled out and made really apparent as they are on this 2004 release.I assume they wanted to freshen it up to attract newer listners,but it was one of those where it was perfect as it was.If it ain't broke dont attempt to fix it!! Overall I would give it 8/10,but get the 1992 release it just sounds better!!!
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