This is a good release. It's melodic and technical, and it's one of those albums that gets better as you listen to it. Despite a cacophony of technicality spanning from the middle of track two through track five, the album has a lot of redeeming factors, a.k.a. the last four tracks. It isn't better than their 2014 album, but it isn't bad.
Year Released: 1994 Genre: Thrash Metal Similar Artists: Metallica, Death Angel, Testament This was my first Megadeth album. I saw it in my local record store and listened to it when I got home. Liking what I heard, I bought it just in time for a trip to Canada, where I sat on a bus … Continue reading Megadeth – Discography Review Part VI: Youthanasia
Year Released: 1992 Genre: Thrash Metal Similar Artists: Metallica, Testament One day, not too long ago, I was listening to some Megadeth and "Sweating Bullets" came on. I'm just going to say it: I hate this song (I'll explain shortly). My girlfriend was sitting across the room. I was like "Hey listen to this chorus … Continue reading Megadeth – Discography Review Part V: Countdown to Extinction
As far as I'm concerned, this album sounds like a combination of Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? and So Far, So Good... So What? If you have read my previous reviews for the latter of those two albums, you will know that I do not like it that much. It's no doubt that this is a well-done album, unlike its predecessor. But I do not think it's as well-done as their first two albums.
Everyone always says that classical music helps one focus on one's work. This makes sense, and I have found that it actually does. But what about music that is inspired by classical music? What if it's death metal that has classical influence? As a tech fiend (one who loves and adores technical metal), I listen … Continue reading Non-Review Sunday: Great Albums for Studying
Overall, this is a fairly solid album. It's 27 minutes in length (without all the dead air, it would be like 25 minutes) and I like that. It makes it more listenable because it's not super cramped with stuff and it makes it good for multiple listens. It's a fun album, to say the least. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fine riffs and doesn't let production bother them.
So, for some perspective, it took one year to write and record the masterpiece that is "Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?" and almost two years to write and record their third album "So Far, So Good... So What!" And what was the product of those two years? Complete mediocrity. I don't understand how the transition between Megadeth's two most famous albums is such a dud of an album.