During the battle, the Darkspear trolls and the Horde managed to escape the Sea Witch and her murlocs. We'll make them regret undooming themselves. Global awareness, (Countdown to Extinction) suicide, (High Speed Dirt) and mortgage troubles (Foreclosure of a Dream) have all been introduced. It's the only song that sounds like it could have been on Rust In Peace. Focus was diverted from making true, genuine works of bitter art to being the star of the show (admitted by Mr. Mustaine, no less...), and the recordings to follow suffered for it, yet none as badly as this. Dave's snarly howls? "Ensuing power vacuum, a toppled leader dies His voice sometimes sounds inappropriate, though he's used it to his advantage for the most part. First of all, let's get the whole The Black Album thing out of the way. It is one of the band’s greatest works but over time you will find yourself forgetting or skipping over certain tracks. Countdown's third single dealt with social anxiety, schizophrenia and mental illness, and Metallica's third single was a glam metal power ballad. Even if I completely detach myself from the whole metal thing in general (which isn't wholly unrealistic), a part of me will always be loyal to Mustaine and Co. for being the one band that got me into metal music in the first place, and no matter how many twists, turns, scars and burns I've gone through from the mid 90s to now with regard to personal tastes they've always remained there, the top head on the musical totem pole. The bass is more prominent, but he doesn't do any more than he usually does. “Ashes in Your Mouth” and “Psychotron” have some catchy grooves and riffs here and there, but are otherwise forgettable, the later having really cringe-y vocals and lyrics about a half human, half cyborg (he says it's not a cyborg, but the lyrics appear to be dealing with a humanoid-robot, which is, indeed, a fucking cyborg, at least partly). Altogether these songs are as basic as all shit and lack the crunch that any one of the good songs have. We never see Arkeville again; Starscream leaves him on Cybertron as an immobilized, half-man, half-machine freak. One accurate version. The bass no longer maims like it did in earlier works, such as “Take No Prisoners.” It has become equivalent in importance to a typical AC/DC album. We’re all familiar with Megadeth’s precision and mind-blowing technicality along with their overall attitude and subject matter, and we know how well this works with the speed of their earlier material. Ironhide freezes the quicksand with his liquid nitrogen allowing them to escape. Music videos were made for the songs Foreclosure of a Dream, High Speed Dirt, Symphony of Destruction and Skin 'o My Teeth. It also pounds a lot less to help with melody within the songs. Unfortunately, this album did not sell nearly as well and did not quite get the recognition it deserved. Also, Captive Honour has that silly intro that I can do without. The album only sold like 6 million copies, and it rocks far harder than Selloutica's nineties efforts ever could. But the album still showcases a heavier side to Megadeth. When he learns that Starscream and Doctor Arkeville are apparently working together, he sets off in pursuit with the other Decepticons. Some changes from Megadeth, but nothing that’s not worth giving a listen and adjusting to. High Speed Dirt has very good riffs but is too happy. It starts off with a couple good riffs, and suddenly we hear Mustaine talking to himself, starting out yet another great song. I have the biggest love-hate relationship with this album because the songs and delivery are there and they mean well but you cannot deny this is where Megadeth stopped saying to themselves: How can we top our last album? Unfortunately, for me, this song falls a little short. But when images from the Voyager One space probe reveal an alien doomsday ship hurtling toward the earth, the human race seems marked for extinction. The opener, Skin O' My Teeth, has a great Judas Priest-inspired feel. Armed with new lyrical ideas, Dave’s voice had been steadily improving through Megadeth’s career at this point. ", "Hey, I didn't volunteer for this geeky assignment. Even if Youthanasia wouldn’t have been as much of a natural and logical progression from Rust In Peace than this was (and it would’ve been harder to accept by the diehard ‘Deth fans), it is nowhere near as uneven or forgettable as this. "Can't you do anything right, Skywarp?" Let’s check out the early heavy metal that Priest pioneered with Killing Machine or Screaming for Vengeance. This is perhaps the only true thrash song on the album. The song starts off with a simple, yet eerie guitar riff, which is followed by a long spoken section in which Dave talks to himself. Instead of making it sound warm and inviting like the four albums before this one (we're talking thrash here, not black metal), or crunchy and powerful like the next two, this album sounds completely mechanical and artificial. Most of these songs are mildly catchy in a pop-rock sense, and some even have some elements injected into them that make them somewhat interesting or standout. Once again, Dave delivers vocally on this song perfectly, putting plenty of feeling into the performance. They sometimes sound a little off, such as with “Sweating Bullets” to an extent, but they generally sound good. Pretty please? All the tracks are highly memorable, and oh yeah Max Norman Produces this album. This I think is the last Megadeth album that I can listen to all the way and not skip a track. This is the first Megadeth album not featuring Vic Rattlehead, their mascot, on the cover. Songs like "Captive Honour" and "Countdown to Extinction" just make you want to throw your palm against your face. The band is obviously going for more hook-driven numbers but they don't bring the riffs, energy or choruses to make the songs stick, and so they aren't even catchy like the ballads. With this new decade, metal as a whole seemed to be changing. Bush just because his parents do. If we're not on the same page, I suggest giving this a focused listen. ‘Sweating Bullets’ is another important song on here, as it is probably the catchiest song Megadeth has ever written. But all that is really beside the point: music is our business and the music is mostly okay. Countdown to Extinction. If nothing in this review can be seen still, then look at the demos that this version includes as bonus tracks. Regardless of a change of pace Countdown is an awesome album. Gone are the unnecessary frills or the self-indulgent wanking that plagued Rust in Peace. This is possibly the album where Megadeth strays form the thrash roots and move into a more traditional heavy metal approach. Ashes in Your Mouth is located at the very end of the record. Genius song about schizophrenia and losing your sanity. . This track actually won Megadeth an award from an ecological society for its dark prediction about the extinction of species. The explosion from the exponential generator is supposed to be powerful enough to destroy the Earth, and yet the actual explosion is so small, all it does is knock Starscream out of the air. Why yes of course! Next is the title track which is slow and has another very catchy chorus and cool lyrics and solos ending up as a total classic. The skin and trophy, oh so rare. 2009 — The Transformers — The Complete First Season: 25th Anniversary Edition (Shout! David Ellefson does more than most bassists would dare to do with the title track, propelling not only the intro but also keeping the verses afloat by himself and providing more fuel for an otherwise very melodic chorus. Captive Honour has a very catchy riff and fine lines. This wasn't done cheaply, but neither really were the last two. Once again Megadeth deal with a variety of themes like war, drugs, politics and even nature. On the heavier side of things, 'This Was My Life' and 'Captive Honour' go in one ear and out the other (beyond the latter's stupid extended intro dialogue.) The solos are still shreddinly good, as well as the bass and everything else for that matter. Think about the simple yet frighteningly effective and memorable riffs from this song. As history would denote, this ended up being a turning point for the band in a few different ways, not all of which are for the better. Countdown To Extinction did not surpass its predecessor, maybe even not Peace Sells… However, it is a great album and a countdown not to extinction but to the birth of a new life and creation for the band since it marked the end of their speed/thrash days and the turn to more straight metal forms. However, most of the songs are good, even if they aren't as viscerally exciting as the band's older material, nor as technically profficient. A solo after the second, extended chorus? The album was recorded on December the 7th, 2012 at Fox Theatre in Los Angeles on the "Countdown to Extinction … This is a far cry from the variety seen on the earlier albums. This is the point at which Megadeth began to spiral into a self-parodied caricature of their former thrash selves. Dark and mysterious songs like “Symphony of Destruction”, “Sweating Bullets” and “Countdown to Extinction” define the album best. Judas Priest changed their sound many, many times; with styles ranging from classic metal, to a more hard rock sound, as well as speed metal, and even a stint in hair metal. However, that is NOOO excuse on why a metalhead should not have this album. That’s all. "High Speed Dirt"? NOT COOL. 2014 — Transformers — The Classic Animated Series (Metrodome). This album has very poor production. Countdown to Extinction is the fifth studio album by American thrash metal band Megadeth, released on July 6, 1992 through Capitol Records. “Captive Honour” seems to deal with the state of prisons and what happens inside them. Unfortunately, like many thrash bands in the 90's, Megadeth never really managed to escape the pit of metal inferiority, progressively getting worse and worse each album, only barely scrapping out a decent song or two per album. With it, the band proved capable of interweaving stellar instrumental work within complex arrangements, resulting in a sophisticated product that was nonetheless very catchy and memorable. If you’ve got a hankerin’ for some Megadeth, then you’d be interested in this… but be warned, you won’t be blown away by any means. And Justice For All on the other hand, despite being Metallica's strongest commercial outing to date, received plenty of criticism from the metal community: The songs are too long; where's the bass; the production is awful; its Ride The Lightning again but even longer; etc. "This Was My Life" hones in on fret tapping brilliance laid atop of advanced rhythm sections, and all of these contain some of Dave's greatest vocal work. It really did seem like a new beginning for the band, the best possible example of maintaining your original sense of relevance while being able to snag in new, different listeners in the process. Getting kicked out of the band on another coast and being sent home did a real doozy on him. The result was Countdown to Extinction. If you're looking for the more dangerous, fiery successor to Rust In Peace, you aren't going to find that here nor likely anywhere in metal. Unfortunately, instead of creating a more well rounded sequel to CTE, the band came up with the disappointing "Youthanasia" two years later, which tried to pander to a wider mainstream audience (but that's a review for another day). That, of course, could be overlooked seeing how it may take Megatron, who's unfamiliar with the lab, that much time to figure out the controls. This is the Diet Coke of Megadeth's career. He coerces Shockwave into serving him, and to help in the restoration of Cybertron. drumming is pretty decent, picking up the pace here and there, and the playing overall is tight and spot on, never sloppy. Like you! Ashes In Your Mouth is easily the highlight. I really don't even think he's more audible, it's just that the guitars don't sound as different from the guitars as they have in the past. Another slightly odd part of Countdown to Extinction shows up on the tenth song, Captive Honour. The very mechanical feel means that everything sounds somewhat bassy. Swaeting Bullets is notable for its odd structure and Dave's vocal interplay. I like Dave's vocals on Countdown to Extinction a lot more than on any other album. Foreclosure Of A Dream is a decent ballad although Megadeth's definitive example of this style would occur on their next album. It's mediocre thrash that lacks original melody and overall technicality. Rating: 8.0 out of 10 points. That said, the catchiness of some of the riffs is welcome, the best examples being on the rollicking opener, 'High Speed Dirt', and the bridge of 'Sweating Bullets', which are mostly the quicker numbers. Captive Honour follows and let me tell you – even if it has those judge and gangster voices it’s a total classic! The production on the original is very unpleasant to listen to (I remember wincing several times the first time I heard Sweating Bullets). The soloing is still technical, but even the riffing feels samey. The Autobots learn that the Decepticons are heading for the Doctor's secret laboratory and they set off to follow them. It’s pretty much just a song about robots. In 1992, the band opted for a more accessible release, entered the studio, and came out with Countdown to Extinction, the band's most successful album to date. Seems almost comical in hindsight but there's no getting around how critical Countdown To Extinction is of everything Mustaine has since lovingly embraced, whether its politics, economics, the environment, or faith, old-school Mega-Dave and new-school Christian-Dave couldn't be more different. This episode was commemorated by an exclusive. But what's this? I also must admit the “your soul better belong to Jesus, because your ass belongs to me” makes me giggle every time. Megadeth did just that and that they managed to do it without significantly compromising the, if you will, metalness of Countdown to Extinction is a testament to the soundness of Dave Mustaine’s artistic vision. "Countdown to Extinction" was Megadeth's best produced album yet. Dr. Jack Greer's startling discovery beneath the Gulf of Mexico proved to the world we were not alone in the universe. Factory) The drumming is slowed down and simplified. Thus, Megadeth was not the exception. This isn’t a very complex song, save for the solo, which every song seems to do a good job of providing, but damn that riff is crushing! 2002 — The Original Transformers — Volume Three (Rhino Entertainment) Lyrically, this is a new stepping stone for the boys. Also the tempo changes on this album sound similar. It does a fairly good job of making a more marketable sound and still having it sound like a Megadeth album and for the most part is a good album. Some databases are out of sync and we haven't been able to fix it yet. Don’t get me wrong, these tracks aren’t necessarily bad, they’re just… Eeeungh. After releasing what I believe to be the best thrash metal album ever in 1990, “Rust in Peace”, Megadeth surely had a lot to live up to. It was a nightmare for thrashers everywhere who thought our genre would last into the 90s. Can you imagine Lynch trying to come up with songs that could hold a candle to Diary of a Madman? The solos retained their style and tempo while the lyrics still spelled out to us listeners an impending doom. The masses despise the smart, the educational, and being educated, preferring primal faux masculinity and James's ridiculous southern oohs and yeah-eahs. Two Brawns are seen repairing the damaged dam, one handing the other a concrete block. All but only a few tracks are still heavy and have that driving kick to them. It has a good blend of speed and warns us about the futility and uselessness of armed conflict motivated by vengeance. Not at all. Countdown to Extinction is an important album for the band because they kind of go away from the thrash sound from previous albums to a more melodic metal that really defines their sound going forward. Plus during that critical moment of the audience beginning to look at their watches, Psychotron and Captive Honour just don't deliver. With the threat ended, the Autobots let the Decepticons go. Countdown to Extinction by Megadeth song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position This is one of the faster, upbeat songs on the album and has a wide intervallic solo from Friedman. Just a few notes on the E string and thats it. The late Nick Menza (God bless his soul) is also at his most energetic here as can be heard on the short drum intro to "Skin 'O My Teeth". Songs such as Captive Honour, Countdown to Extinction, and This Was My Life, displayed this more melodic approach to metal, particularly the title track, with its fantastic bridges and interludes. But the songs aren't exactly interesting. It's virtually impossible to review this album without comparing it to Metallica's self-titled "Black Album." Eventhing is in the right place on here, and the cd clocks in at 47:26. No, I am not saying that this is a bad album, but the changes are evident. There are a few excellent songs on here, but there's also some less than ideal songs. The spoken part represents the split personalities and voices that may or may not have actually been inside Dave's head at the time. Due to the shift in style, the riffs are obviously not such a main feature as in Megadeth's earlier speed/thrash output. A melodic, minor intro comes in then is followed by a hilarious skit/spoken word thing in between with a judge, jury, the victim, and a black guy. Instant classic pure and simple. Go shove Peace Sells...But Who's Buying up your ass you pretentious poser and learn what aggressive really means. "Ashes in your mouth" showcases both Dave's and Marty's amazing chops on lead, as well as the bands ability to pump out an amazing thrash epic. The there is a definite glossy sheen to the production, which is in an improvement. "As I believe the Earthlings say... lay it on me, man. This is the guy who was playing in 3rd rate glam/hair bands in the mid 80s (save for Cacophony) and although he had chops, he is not metal by any means. The atmosphere on Countdown to Extinction is very foreboding rather than straight-up vicious like on older albums such as So Far, So Good....So What? If this album was talked about in terms of food, this album would've been an outdated slice of pastrami between two freshly baked brioche buns. One can't help but wonder if Megadeth would have flat out ceased to exist if all of Metallica died in that 1986 bus crash. The next two tracks are nothing memorable. I've played this one over so many times and heard it too much. Starscream's wing stripe is gray instead of red, and his wings are mounted too low, as he orders the Doctor to open his lab door. 2009 — Transformers — Season One (Metrodome) Another two that belong up there are Symphony of Destruction and Psychotron. Marty's guitar solos are also much better sounding than on Rust in Peace, particularly in songs "Psychotron" and "Architecture of Aggression". “Countdown to Extinction”, the overtly melodic title track, is a perfect example for Megadeth’s new streamlined approach, as are other deceptively catchy tunes such as “This Was My Life” or “Psychotron”. There's a Van Halen track from the Women And Children First album that speaks of the dangers of this. Countdown To Extinction needs to be addressed and talked about from a different angle, because based off of a lot of what other thrash goers seem to bare in mind, there's a huge lack of musical understanding. “Countdown to Extinction” is Megadeth’s fifth full-length album and was released the year following Metallica’s self-titled album, otherwise known as “The Black Album”. A final cadenza by Nick and the album's done. Then there's the vocals too, which are rather odd when one considers them in context: Mustaine doesn't have an especially skilled voice as a singer, can't wail like a power metal vocalist, can't sing anthems like a stadium giant, can't even do James Hetfield's rough roar, yet he acts his way through most of the songs, using a range of styles from sombre disapproval on 'Countdown to Extinction' to tough phlegmy growls on 'Symphony of Destruction' to snarling insanity on 'Sweating Bullets', plus some more melodic moments. Mustaine must have been trying to achieve the monstrous success of the Black Album, something that doesn’t seem to make much sense considering his hateful stance towards Metallica. Many accuse Dave Mustaine of simply copying what Metallica during Megadeth's career. I think most of his fills were pretty stock in the 70's, let alone early 90's. Skin O' My Teeth is one of the faster and thrashier moments of the album and is extremely powerful and catchy, Dave's vocals here are just alright though and sometimes downright annoying in the chorus. The Transformers ep 14 Despite this sharp turn in style and simplification of sound, however, the album's attitude still screams "Megadeth!". The remastered DVD releases of this episode use an incorrect closing credits sequence, which overlays the text credits from Season 2 over the animation from Season 1. ‘Ashes In Your Mouth’ is the last song on the album, and it is probably the best song on the album. 1994 — Fight! Skywarp is drawn delivering Thundercracker's "He's gone!" Dave Mustaine tries alot of new singing styles with this album as well (see Sweating Bullets and Captive Honour). Sweating bullets, as almost everybody said is the bizarre song from the album, juxtaposed vocals, passages, again a catchy riff and a psycho video is more than we can hold, which is good for the 90’s pshycodelia. There's time changes, thoughtful lyrics, riffs, as always, and two realy solid solos by Marty. Starting with the lyrics and Mustaine's vocals, one would not expect this to be a release that charted at No.2 with such themes as contained in 'Sweating Bullets', 'Captive Honour', or the nerdy 'Psychotron'. For what it's worth, Starscream's toy. Silence speaks louder than words. Starscream kidnaps Dr. Archeville and forces him to take him to his secret laboratory. It was released through Capitol Records.The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and sold 128,000 copies in the first week.. Virtually every song here is simpler in every respect compared to before, being built around a verse-chorus structure with little deviation in that formula, and the songs are more focused on catchy choruses and the vocals than ever. Psychotron repeats the Peace Sells song make up with the fill solos played immediately after the lyrics have their turn up front. Megatron was beat to hell at the end of last episode. The absolute first thing that hit me with this album - and one of my big immediate problems with it - was the production. To say that Metallica completely changed the playing field when it came to metal and more specifically, commercially successful metal is an understatement. The lyrics are referring to the U.S. political system and how it helps the poor get even poorer! The band wanted to reach #1 so much that they got progressively poppier until their 1999 album, Risk. You're not supposed to make compromises in a thrash metal band! song) Countdown To Extinction, and High Speed Dirt are all great songs, and while the ninth and tenth tracks Psychotron (stupidest Mustaine lyrics I've ever heard) and Captive Honour (a failed experiment using voices of a judge, or something) are pretty lame, it ends on a high note with the thrasher Ashes In Your Mouth. This reason, along with the still-present yet commercialized guitar technicality and precision, is the reason “Countdown to Extinction” is a FAR superior heavy metal album than “Metallica” was. But I do enjoy the silence from the guitars and the bass keeps going in the intro. This album can not categorized completely as a transformation album, because elements of Megadeth prior to Rust in Peace are resurrected. I also like the solo in This Was My Life. Yet something soon becomes apparent – Megadeth can’t keep it up. On Countdown he said he had way more input. It has often been cited as "Megadeth's Black Album". This sees the band experimenting alittle bit which really causes no harm to the listener because this is still classic deth. For thrash goers, it's still a full on thrash record. I'm not too fond of the meaning of the song but I can let that slide. On Rust, you didn't have this problem. The solos are much slower but again add in another layer of melody. Here it's mostly found in the slower tracks, which is a bit unusual. With all this change to a more stream lined approach it would be reasonable to think that there are many more individual songs that are good, which would be correct. Even Gothenburg Metallers, In Flames, have experimented with new sounds. For the uninitiated, this album receives a lot of criticism, particularly from diehard Megadeth fans for its foray into more mainstream appeal. There are cheesy bits (the courtroom "scene" on Captive Honour is so out of place it almost feels comedic in spots), but songs like Symphony of Destruction and Architecture of Aggression have some great memorable lyrics. Hell, most of them even still cue in on that minor, darker tone that the band were so good and portraying. I'm partial to Aggression, My Life, and Psychotron, but there's some other songs of close or similar quality. Sweating Bullets has some nice riffs and lunatic lyrics which Dave also shows well in his vocals. Because that fits Dave's rehabilitation idea at the time, and it comes through on this piece of treasure quite a lot ("Sweating Bullets" being the most obvious form). The problem here is another one that dogged that album though - the music reeks of wasted potential as many of the songs here simply aren't that impressive and don't serve up much to interest the listener or commit the songs to memory, perhaps caused by deliberate restraint on the band's part and not being comfortable writing in a more accessible heavy metal style. However, the consistency is lacking. Nothing to rival Five Magics but they are well-crafted nonetheless Foreclosure of a Dream has some good melody playing all throughout it, while Sweating Bullets established the stop and start standard with the guitars and psychotic lyrics that makes it feel like someone is suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder. Overall, Countdown's crowning achievement is that it successfully breaks into radio-play territory without sacrificing the integral ingredients that make the music Megadeth and not some other band. Captive Honour, on the other hand, features a pretty complicated riff that almost sounds like a lead. Overall, a decent album - definitely not at all bad, just a bit too polished and commercial at times. Therefore, I will try my best to review this as a standalone product (unless I feel a comparison is absolutely necessary). Megatron: Here! The riffs are slower yet still fairly speed metal influenced, albeit less aggressive. 2 in the States with massive first-week sales of 128,000. The exponential generator has become volatile and begins to go critical, ready to explode. See more ideas about save earth, save our earth, extinction. One of the principle differences between 80s thrash and Power metal is the level of emphasis on structure. As well, Nick Menza's (R.I.P.) lines. Megadeth celebrate the 20th anniversary of their legendary album Countdown To Extinction by performing the album from beginning to end at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA on December 7th, 2012. The title of this issue was borrowed from the Generation 1 episode "Countdown to Extinction". As Starscream congratulates the Doctor for understanding his intent, the stripes on his wings are white instead of red. Where as Power Metal takes the route of story telling through the riffs and is heavily focused on riff development, Thrash takes a more simplistic route in the rhythm section and instead varies the structure with multiple solos. The riffs are not as technical either. This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps. You could pretty much hear everything on the last two as well, without this cold feeling. This one was based off of comic books again like in Killing is My Business. While this may take much of the harsher edge to the music away, it makes it more accessible and gives it more oomph. I don't want to come off as someone who just hates songs because they're popular. This really isn't particularly gripping music. Its fairly simplistic, and while the verses are easy to memorize, they're nothing too profound. Mustaine really wanted to create something that stood up to The Black Album as a heavy metal legend. Softer more melodic parts can be heard throughout the album. I don't remember the bass doing much besides rounding out the sound and providing the basic backbone. It’s a C-grade album; If you’re looking to build a metal collection, you wouldn’t start here. Nick Menza has a good time of it on drums too, ripping the album open with his fill intro to 'Skin o' My Teeth' and never resorting to Lars Ulrich's favourite slow stadium beat. Countdown to Extinction had its eyes on the grand prize of radio airplay and fame. Dave's voice sounds really great with the melodic style of music found on this album, and are as catchy as they will ever be. High Speed Dirt and Skin Of My Teeth don't do it for me as much as the other titles. 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