- Audio CD (1 Jan. 2008)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Content/Copy-Protected CD, Import
- Label: Capital
- ASIN: B00029CZMA
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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+1 BONUS TRACK INCL. PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKSDISC 11. RECKONING DAY2. TRAIN OF CONSEQUENCES3. ADDICTED TO CHAOS4. A TOUT LE MONDE5. ELYSIAN FIELDS6. THE KILLING ROAD7. BLOOD OF HEROES8. FAMILY TREE9. YOUTHANASIA10. I THOUGHT I KNEW IT ALL11. BLACK CURTAINS12. VICTORY13. MILLENNIUM OF THE BLIND (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)14. NEW WORLD ORDER (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED IN THE US)15. ABSOLUTION (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)16. A TOUT LE MONDE (REHEARSAL DEMO)
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Then in 1994 Megadeth released Youthanasia which is very much a mixed bag in terms of quality Megadeth songs and unfortunately heralded the start of the decline which was in evidence on their next three albums.In my opinion, it was a striving for commercial success that led to their decline but it ultimately ended up alienating their fans,thus the classic thrash sound that we associated with Megadeth was sacrificed. Upon buying each new Megadeth album, one thinks maybe, just maybe,it might be a return to form, but ultimately you just end up dissapointed and re-playing their older albums.
That is why Youthanasia,while not perfect is still worthy of a place in anyone's metal collection.The first three tracks 'Reckonong Day, Train of Consequences and Addicted to Chaos' thrash along brilliantly and show a new found maturity in the Megadeth sound which is further developed on the meloncholic but equally good 'A Tout le Monde'. But then there are tracks such as 'Elysian fields' and 'Blood of heroes' which simply lack any heaviness whilst 'Family Tree' and the title track are pretty much throw away fare also.Then 'I Thought I Knew it All' contains some standout riffing and lead playing whilst 'Black Curtains' is fairly non-descript.Read more ›
Youthanasia works with themes of incest,war,gambling and suicide so its fair to say its a very well written and thought provoking album.The album has some true classics such as reckoning day,train of consequences,a tout le monde,elysian fields and victory to name but a few.What worked on this album was the overall quality of the songs,sing a long moments graced this album and each song revealed new depths to the band,something that disappeared after this,of course no megadeth album would be complete with dave mustaine throwing a tantrum and certainly in this album he again had to have it his way as opposed to including the ideas of the other members,but in truth it worked as this is a very strong album.
The album as a whole lacks any sense of threat or aggression - but don't confuse this with it being a collection of bad songs. Try to imagine intelligent singer-songwriter songs being played by a HM band, and you will get somewhere near what is going on here. Memorable choruses, melodies, interesting arrangements and great musicianship are the hallmark of the album. Try to get A Tout Le Monde or Blood of Heroes out of your head after listening to them - it is practically impossible. Youthanasia is not fantastic all the way through, though - which is why I have docked it a point. Addicted to Chaos is utterly duff, and there are 3 more tracks which are hardly going to set fire to your trousers - but that still leaves 8 top-quality HM anthems for you to enjoy. That is a great return for any album - so perhaps they should just have been a little more ruthless with their track selection. Great album.