Countdown to Extinction

Carson gave this album 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes on 2007-11-20.

Countdown to Extinction is another solid offering from Megadeth full of what they are known for: driving guitar, lots of bass, and socio-political messages. "Symphony of Destruction", "Foreclosure of a Dream", and "Countdown to Extinction" are excellent examples of the politically charged tracks that this album has to offer.

This album feels like a divergence, musically, from previous albums. None of the songs are as fast-paced or thrash-like as the tracks on Peace Sells...But Who's Buying or Rust in Peace for instance - although "Architecture of Aggression" comes fairly close. This divergence is not a negative for the album though as the change of pace allows for new sounds to be expressed.

In short, while - in many ways - not a stereotypical Megadeth album, Countdown to Extinction is a welcome change with songs that stand out and only two tracks of average quality.

TrackNameCarsonKatherine   TrackNameCarsonKatherine
1 Skin o' My TeethSkin o' My Teeth - Countdown to Extinction (Remastered) 5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes     7 Countdown to ExtinctionCountdown to Extinction - Countdown to Extinction (Remastered) 5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes
2 Symphony of DestructionSymphony of Destruction - Countdown to Extinction (Remastered) 5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes     8 Highspeed DirtHigh Speed Dirt - Countdown to Extinction (Remastered) 4 notes4 notes4 notes4 notes
3 Architecture of AggressionArchitecture of Aggression - Countdown to Extinction (Remastered) 5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes     9 PyschotronPsychotron (Demo Version) - Countdown to Extinction (Remastered) 4 notes4 notes4 notes4 notes
4 Foreclosure of a DreamForeclosure of a Dream - Countdown to Extinction (Remastered) 5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes     10 Captive HonourCaptive Honour - Countdown to Extinction (Remastered) 3 notes3 notes3 notes
5 Sweating BulletsSweating Bullets - Countdown to Extinction (Remastered) 3 notes3 notes3 notes     11 Ashes in Your MouthAshes In Your Mouth - Countdown to Extinction (Remastered) 4 notes4 notes4 notes4 notes
6 This Was My LifeThis Was My Life - Countdown to Extinction (Remastered) 5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes5 notes    

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