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Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good!

Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good!

26 Apr 2002

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  • Original Release Date: 26 April 2002
  • Release Date: 26 April 2002
  • Label: Epic
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  • Total Length: 42:48
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  • ASIN: B001UEBN1K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,599 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. P. Lomax on 10 Jan 2008
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When originally released to cd 'killing is my business' was an ok debut album. The talent of Megadeth was there for all to see, but the cd was never going to be up there amongst my favourites. Its very difficult to give a lot of air time to a disc which had such bad sound production.
'Killing' was always a back burner Megadeth title for me as I would rather play almost anything by the boys except this album. Also compared to the other 3 of the big 4, I must admit preferring show no mercy and kill em' all. Therefore, it must be said 'Killing' lay dormant for many years, gathering dust and totally forgotten.

Forward to Xmas 2007. I was fortunate to receive Warchest as a gift and the very first two tracks were remastered versions of the title track 'Killing' and 'skull beneath the skin'. Now, at this point it really is difficult to put into words what I was hearing. Was this really the same piece of music I'd virtually buried almost 20 years ago in the darkest reaches of my cd collection?

The sound quality of these 2 tracks sounded absolutely stunning. I've got SACD and dvd-a., and I'm not lying by saying this 'ordinary cd' was competing very strongly along side either of those formats without even being in 5.1. These two tasters had me rushing to the computer to purchase the remastered version of 'Killing' several years after its release.

On receiving and playing the whole remastered 'Killing' it is quite clear which of the so-called big four really was top dog. Whilst not being the biggest, Mustaine and Megadeth were the baddest and the best, laying down tracks that really do stand up today even better than at the original time. The sound quality of what is on offer here is better than most new recordings by metal bands. New life breathes thru every instrument.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rockstafarian on 19 May 2007
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Killing is my Business was released in 1985 on Combat records. The production was pretty poor (which was probably due to lack of funds) and the album art was a lot worse than the production. This is why it is better to by the remixed and remastered version rather than the origional, the mixes on the origional just don't do the songs on the album justice and that is pretty sad because i think that this album has some of Megadeth's best songs on it. The album itself is fast, thrashy but unlike other Thrash metal bands maintains its melody. KIMB is not Megadeth's heaviest release which isn't necessarily a bad thing in my point of view. The highlights of the album are looking down the cross, chosen ones, skull beneasth the skin and of courst Killing is my business...and Business is good.

9.2/10
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Anson on 26 Mar 2005
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This album's come under a lot of criticism for the songwriting being a little poor, but generally I think there's some fantastic music on here that more than makes up for it! The title track, Rattlehead, Mechanix, a fantastic (Yet hideous on this release due to the terrible beeping) cover of These Boots and, perhaps best of all, Looking Down The Cross... All of these great songs make this remastered version of the album an essential buy...
The Production on this CD isn't just a marked improvement on the original either. The production goes above and beyond the call of duty, making the CD sound fresh and utterly thrilling. I'd say this is possibly the best production I've ever heard on a CD. EVER.
In a perfect world ALL Heavy Metal CDs would sound this good!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ben_jekyll on 6 Mar 2006
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so then here is where it all began then. booted out of metallica with drink and drug problem, what would you do? i would probably curse their names and od but thankfully dave mustaine set about proving metallica wrong and with this he did just that and then some. not content to just plat faster and better than metallica he managed to prove them wrong and make them look like chumps at the same time. this is an insanely brilliant debut on so many levels the playing is phenominal the songs are uber fast and technical and quite worringly very catchy. if you have a vague passing interest in the thrash scene you should own this album. this album is up there with the other debuts by the big four, so in short buy them all but start with `killing is my business` and then move onto `among the living`and `reign in blood` and i hate to say but probably buy `kill em all` last.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Gallagher on 20 Jan 2009
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I own the original version of this album and it was spoilt by the production, so not a real surprise that Mustaine's careful remaster has made such a difference. With the remaster you get really improved clarity of the drums, vocals, guitar and bass... as a result the songs come over much stronger now to the listener. People criticize Mustaine's song writing on this album sometimes, but I think it's fine and no worse than, say, Slayer going on about devils or Nazism. Overall, the remaster places this album much closer to Peace Sells in terms of quality, and makes the original sound more like a demo. Shame there were so many mix ups and mistakes made by the band, for one reason or another, during the original recoding and mixing, which includes for example the loss of the original album artwork by the record company apparently.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Cooke on 18 Nov 2006
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In so many ways this album represents what metal is supposed to be. It's loud, fast, agressive but dependent on virtuoso musicianship which is more than evident here. Some of the writing could be described as naive but I would suggest reckless and impatient (and with more than a touch of vengeance) which in this case brilliantly captures the spirit of metal, at least how it was in those days. Megadeth have done better than this, Peace sell and Rust in Peace, but that's just a testament to then talent of Mustaine rather than the limits of this album. Why is early Megadeth better than Metallica? It's just more complex and creative, more complex riffing and the distinction between rythym and lead guitar is reduced giving it much more vibrancy than what Metallica have ever done - and it's faster too. One of the best speed thrash songs ever is Mechanix and is far better than Metallica's version (the four horsemen). Stand out tracks include last rites/loved to deth, Mechanix, Rattlehead, title track, skull beneath skin and looking down the cross.

"These Boots" is great too but it's a pity about the bleeping out of Mustaine's altered lyrics. Better that it's there though, in other versions it was just left out.

This is a must have album for any metal fan.
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