This also has some of my favourite lyrics by the band. Don't get me wrong- there are a few notable tracks which saved the album from being a total trainwreck. 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. Another thing I found I loved on here is the production. 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. Not only that, it’s positively catchy as well. “This Was My Life” sounds like a pop song, and is possibly the most forgettable song on the album, next to “High Speed Dirt.” I had originally heard of Megadeth because of this album so I really can't talk shit about it too much (oh wait, yes I can). I would be surprised if this wasn't completely state of the art when this came out. "Countdown to Extinction" was Megadeth's best produced album yet. Over their careers, many big bands change the style of music they play. The there is a definite glossy sheen to the production, which is in an improvement. You're not supposed to make compromises in a thrash metal band! Mustaine has no problem in stabbing the knife deep in the heart of the government. -Marcin C. I want to get this out of the way first: Countdown to Extinction is a letdown. There's a time lapse of around 15 minutes between the moment Megatron finds the exponential generator and when he opens it up. He wanted each of their heads on spikes for the world to see along with a big sign that said "DONT EVER KICK ME OUT OF A BAND AGAIN." This album has flawless production, and they obviously spent plenty of time in the studio perfecting each and every track. The faster section that begins just before the solo owns! in that nasaly voice he has. The remaining tracks sort of dance around between being catchy and being thrash. This is more a heavy than thrash album, but I'd recommend both try it. No, not at all. Dave Mustaine's singing style is a love it or hate it kind of thing. Thundercracker is drawn delivering Skywarp's "undooming themselves" line. 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. So, what are some of the bad elements? For thrash goers, it's still a full on thrash record. This is no bad if the songs are good. Some people say they can't stand Dave's vocals on this one but I think they're funny as hell and delightfully evil. So if you like copious amounts of shredding check out “Rust in Peace” first. It’s almost funny how some albums are typical products of their time. This is it, this is the Countdown to Extinction. Move over for death metal and grunge. Jazz: I think we seen the last of ol' Starcreep alright! Dave Mustaine’s voice and style of singing didn’t change much on this release from the previous ones, and his singing is the same raspy scratchy voice that we’re all used to and that most of us love. The problem is that it's very dry and mechanical. The same sentiment can be made for “Sweating Bullets,” a song which crystallizes the unintentionally hilarious nature of this album. Mostly gone are the cascades of distinct riffs, the brilliant high-speed shredding, the intricate soloing and unconventional song structures, all making way for generally shorter, simpler tracks focusing more on melodic hooks and memorable choruses than a barrage of crushing thrash riffs. ", "Hey, I didn't volunteer for this geeky assignment. Overall, I'd recommend this album to a person who was getting into Megadeth but wasn't a diehard thrash fan. Countdown to Extinction had its eyes on the grand prize of radio airplay and fame. Unfortunately, this album did not sell nearly as well and did not quite get the recognition it deserved. No matter how commercial this may be I still love this to peices. The best song on here: Ashes in Your Mouth. It is absolutely stacked with great songs. 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. Overall, a decent album - definitely not at all bad, just a bit too polished and commercial at times. Just listen and you will what I mean, I kind of don’t want to kill it. ‘Ashes In Your Mouth’ is the last song on the album, and it is probably the best song on the album. Countdown to Extinction is the fifth studio album by American thrash metal band Megadeth, released on July 6, 1992 through Capitol Records. Starscream kidnaps Dr. Archeville and forces him to take him to his secret laboratory. well, let's just say Countdown to Extinction got put on the backburner for some serious thrash/speed metal that Megadeth was famous for in the 80s. While the premise seems pretty rote, the execution of the live album is surprisingly interesting. But on the other hand, and I am quite loathe to say this despite all the positivity I've given it, this was really when the band seemed to lose their original burning spirit. Killer song! If nothing in this review can be seen still, then look at the demos that this version includes as bonus tracks. Symphony of Destruction is very plodding and the verse riff sounds like they came up with it at the last minute. “Ashes In Your Mouth” is also fairly thrashy at times but really, the closing track is pretty much an all-out speed/thrash metal song. Bonus track Crown of Worms would have been a much stronger (and shorter) song to place between High Speed Dirt and Ashes In Your Mouth, giving the album more tightness and meat. The masses despise the smart, the educational, and being educated, preferring primal faux masculinity and James's ridiculous southern oohs and yeah-eahs. Definitely my fav Megadeth song. All but only a few tracks are still heavy and have that driving kick to them. It tries to be bombastic or dynamic but in the end is too held back for its own good. Countdown's third single dealt with social anxiety, schizophrenia and mental illness, and Metallica's third single was a glam metal power ballad. 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. However, there are some good qualities to the album, such as the previously stated “Skin of My Teeth,” and some catchiness in some parts, like the chorus to “High Speed Dirt,” the coolest title on Countdown to Extinction. I once heard someone say that “Megadeth’s only two good songs are ‘Hangar 18’ and ‘Symphony of Destruction.’” I’ll let that sink in for a minute. Best lyrics on the damn album. He coerces Shockwave into serving him, and to help in the restoration of Cybertron. This is an odd album in the sense that what you enjoy isn't going to be consistent. But Countdown To Extinction was the unmissable sound of a band arriving in the rock mainstream, hitting No. Well, I don't think I have to tell you. Architecture of Aggression another war piece, has the machine gun drumming and what sounds like what some troops out of Vietnam would experience. The bridge and chorus is cool though with the descending arpeggios. After numerous listens, recalling any part from the obvious filler tracks has become quite an impossible mission- how come so many good parts were put in songs that are devoid of any intensity. I find "High Speed Dirt" comical as well. The riffs are played with calculated accuracy and Dave is no longer straining himself in the vocal department as he would occasionally on Rust in Peace. Time to pay with your ass, a worldwide suicide". Countdown To Extinction is a fine hybrid of thrash and traditional metal. While nothing else on here can come close to the greatness of that song, Skin O' My Teeth and High Speed Dirt are both faster paced songs with great riffs. This time, it's some shriveled-up old dude with a loin cloth around his waist, screaming. But the album still showcases a heavier side to Megadeth. Songs are noticeably slower but still have aggression. The amps finally do have indication that Megadeth do have mids on their amps unlike previous albums. I don't see the need for this competition. It has a good blend of speed and warns us about the futility and uselessness of armed conflict motivated by vengeance. Megadeth will always matter to me, no matter what. How DID Teletraan I get that image of the Decepticons flying along? Besides being kick-ass songs it really lets you see the mad genius of Dave Mustaine. I guess where I'm going with this is Countdown to Extinction marks the point in Megadeth's career where the vital areas were shown. Looking at this strictly from a musical point of view, this is some of the best work the band has ever put out. 2014 — The Transformers — The Complete First Season: 30th Anniversary Edition (Shout! Menza’s skillful drumming gives the appropriate push to the songs and Ellefson offers the best with his steady, firm bass lines. As time would go on, my interest waned with Megadeth's future releases. Also the tempo changes on this album sound similar. Countdown to Extinction is just ok too. 2002 — Transformers — Original Series: Volume Three (Sony Wonder) People who look down on CTE are pointing out very trivial things such as "it's not fast, it's not thrash". The Transformers ep 14 Marty says he had no input, save for the solos, on RIP. Factory) Overall, it IS a good album. Do so with no distractions. It tries to be Foreclosure of a Dream but falls short. To go along with this, when a song fails it makes the rest of the music more repetitive. Some changes from Megadeth, but nothing that’s not worth giving a listen and adjusting to. 2007 — The Transformers — Complete Collection (Madman Entertainment) Laserbeak, who was standing guard over them, is captured and Jazz forces him to play his findings. The spoken part represents the split personalities and voices that may or may not have actually been inside Dave's head at the time. The atmosphere of the guitar can be described as “doomier” than previous four albums. Nick Menza is not as great as RIP but defiantly solid except for his annoying high cymbal which can get annoying. Ashes In Your Mouth is easily the highlight. The riffs are absolutely amazing, the drums tight as hell, and the lyrics are very cheesy and over the top, but in a rather cool way. The bass is also uninspiring although the tone suits the music. One of the better intro riffs and arguably best guitar solo on this album! This means that when a song fails, your attention turns to what goes into the song itself. Skywarp: Don't worry. The title track has the atmospheric aspects that can be found on some Gamma Ray and Blind Guardian work, but mostly it's the anthem-like quality of the overall song that push it towards this genre. drumming is pretty decent, picking up the pace here and there, and the playing overall is tight and spot on, never sloppy. Most of the album sans a couple of songs either sucks or is painfully average. The song starts out very promising thrash metal riffage, only to be ruined by Mustaine going "Hello, me, meet the real me." While this may take much of the harsher edge to the music away, it makes it more accessible and gives it more oomph. However, there's also the laughable and silly 'Sweating Bullets' which is inexplicably a popular song for the band. It does have many pluses as well. My single biggest reservation about this album and Megadeth after Rust in Peace is Marty Friedman. It alone makes this more than worthy of any Megadeth fan's collection and would not be out of place on Rust in Peace. This sees the band experimenting alittle bit which really causes no harm to the listener because this is still classic deth. Maybe not so dubious, but it's not the norm for the television series. The thing was, thrash basically died as soon as the nineties reared it's ugly head with a few exceptions from other bands who wanted to keep the spirit alive. 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'. Its fairly simplistic, and while the verses are easy to memorize, they're nothing too profound. The bass is more prominent, but he doesn't do any more than he usually does. Top tier instrumentation? The drumming is slowed down and simplified. One thing to understand is that although these differences are a bit subtle, they are noteworthy and are what contrast this album from MegaDeth's earlier works. He then reaches Cybertron in about 4 hours. Many accuse Dave Mustaine of simply copying what Metallica during Megadeth's career. Especially on the releases, the sound is crystal-clear and perfect. Marty's guitar solos are also much better sounding than on Rust in Peace, particularly in songs "Psychotron" and "Architecture of Aggression". The title of this issue was borrowed from the Generation 1 episode "Countdown to Extinction". Brawn's helmet is yellow instead of gray in the big lineup of firing Autobots. “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”. Overall, if your Megadeth collection isn’t quite complete yet (save for the Risk and Cryptic Writings albums), then skip this one and stock up on the good shit before coming back to this. The song by itself is cool, simple, without technical parts, the only bad thing to me is the solo, too uninspired, thou the lyrics are good too. This is the first Megadeth album not featuring Vic Rattlehead, their mascot, on the cover. If the generator can melt Megatron's chest, why doesn't it melt his hands? Make no mistake, it all works well. Megatron: Here! The change in style here isn't a problem inherently, and unlike Metallica the band certainly don't extend their songs to the point of tedium on this one. It's a different yet still fantastic album. Things start falteringly with "Skin O' My Teeth," a speedier, up-tempo number that's barely a patch on what Megadeth was doing previously. In the long run, this was probably the worst thing that could have happened to the band. The majority of the songs are strong but are nowhere near what they could have been if Megadeth would have stuck to their roots instead of becoming plaid-clad-warriors. Architecture of Aggression is heavier and more of a thrash cut and that intro would really make you think you’re up for something good. Mustaine, Ellefson and his new members Marty Friedman and Nick Menza had put out a very, very strong contender for the greatest metal album of all time. The shorter songs means the solos are shorter too, though technically they still are up to scratch as they have a great deal of flash and taste to them. Megadeth fall under category number two and Countdown to Extinction was the album that started the band’s gradual decline, which went on throughout the nineties and was only truly reversed sometime around the mid 2000s. 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. One fo the stronger tracks and a perfect opener. This works out pretty well for the boys, the technicality is missed but the melody works just fine. The album succeeds in conveying a dark atmosphere which "Rust in Peace" tried very hard to achieve but without much luck. Countdown to Extinction NOTE: There is a known issue with the most recent entries having screwed-up information and links. (britney over megadeth)? This album is "mainstream". His snarling is very over-exaggerated and he really sounds like a cartoon character. I don't remember the bass doing much besides rounding out the sound and providing the basic backbone. Finally, the production is top notch and all I can say is that although is not the best Megadeth album is one of the good ones, it was a standard, just like the Black Album, for that period of time and comparing with the even more ‘’suicidetanasia’’, cryptic and risky albums following, this one still stands in a troubling time for metal. Fillers are mostly inevitable in every album but Megadeth seems almost to bring a sense of humor to them as heard in “Captive Honor”. This isn’t about the clean production, because that’s hardly bothersome. 2002 — The Original Transformers — First Season Collector's Edition (Rhino Entertainment) Now some may scream “sellout” at Megadeth for “Countdown to Extinction”, but why? Shockwave, unwilling to further serve Starscream, warns Megatron about the timer and Starscream's plan. At least, to me, it showed not even Megadeth were safe from the commercial, everyone-copy-whatever-Metallica-or-Nirvana-does-or-you-won't-be-a-success fad in the 90s that plagued and claimed so many other thash bands in its wake (thank god we have death metal and black metal). However, take all of these qualms out of the equation, and you’ve got yourself some very tight tracks. Starscream plans to blow up the labs ultimate power source in order to destroy Earth and claim the universes ultimate power for himself. I don’t. etc. This Was My Life has a nice main riff and decent lyrics. The songs I'm much less fond of are Skin and Sweating, but they aren't particularly bad. I do understand how they would tremble before the nauseating slickness of "Foreclosure Of A Dream." 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 squabbling is short-lived, however, as Megatron returns, having survived the explosion of his starship. The solo at 2:30 is one of persona favorites along with the fact that someone's manpussy was sold. If you don’t have it, I suggest you obtain it and enjoy 45 minutes of well played heavy metal. 'Architecture of Aggression' contains some of the more overtly political lyrics, with this choice nugget: The effects near the end with Dave overlapping his own voice come off as lame. Not really a sellout album...yet. One of the principle differences between 80s thrash and Power metal is the level of emphasis on structure. Countdown to Extinction was, if I’m not mistaken, also the band’s most commercially successful album, and that commercial success was basically well-deserved because it stands as one of those (rare) instances where a metal band watered down their sound and aimed for mainstream recognition without completely wimping out in the process. “Skin O’ My Teeth” shows an immediate shift in sound for Megadeth. So really, just because this is a step softer than works that proceed it, saying that it's generic or poorly written shows an obvious lack of musical understanding, theory, and what goes into song writing. 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. The two explore a lot of the same sonic territory, this came soon after Metallica and at an analogous point in Megadeth's career, and the two share a lot of the same flaws. Meanwhile, the spoken verses of “Sweating Bullets” are annoying beyond belief. Softer more melodic parts can be heard throughout the album. Although alot of Deth fan's point out that this is where the band started their rain down the drain song and career wise, I strongly disagree because this is still excellent heavy metal music. However, the consistency is lacking. A widely known track like “Symphony of Destruction” is still a riff monster in its own right, but it’s a rather concise, stripped-down, accessible one. Nothing about this album sounds serious, almost as if it were meant to be a joke, or a parody. Yes, Dave does further the power metal touch he acquired on Rust in Peace both vocally and musically and dismantles a lot of thrash. Although I do enjoy spoken interludes, this one is just plain comical, and unfortunately for MegaDeth this was not what they were shooting for, and as such it lacks the tongue-in-cheek and lighthearted nature that band like Helloween bring to some of their songs. Lyrics to 'Countdown To Extinction' by Megadeth. Jazz is missing his insignia. Another fantastic track is Foreclosure of A Dream. “High Speed Dirt” recycles some elements from “Skin O'My Teeth”, which itself seems like a slightly catchier rehash of the thrashier “Liar”, released two albums earlier. Think about Dave's menacing snarl and the utter conviction he brings to these lyrics. I would suggest hearing this in pieces the first time around in order to notice the differences. For a list of other meanings, see Countdown to Extinction (disambiguation) . It’s also odd how upbeat these tracks are considering the demeanor of the others. This song adopts lyrics alluding to someone heading towards the ground at full speed. It IS less heavy. That’s all. Foreclosure of a Dream is also very catchy and alternates between clean verses and hard driving choruses. Despite the cries of "sellout" from some metal purists, "Countdown to Extinction" is a … Thus, it forces me to give this review about it with the risk of dislike some people and agree with the agreeable. "Boy your soul better belong to Jesus.....MMHHHMMMMM....cause your ass belongs to me HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA" Snaking, weaving riffs followed by some EPIC solos by Dave and Marty round this one out. The album contains several of these spoken sections, and at times the can be pretty entertaining. Everything sounds crystal-clear, the guitars have enough crunch and David Ellefson’s bass makes a very audible and valuable contribution. The band wanted to reach #1 so much that they got progressively poppier until their 1999 album, Risk. Plus during that critical moment of the audience beginning to look at their watches, Psychotron and Captive Honour just don't deliver. Extinction Countdown Ancient Origins Series, Book 2 By: James D. Prescott Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann This is an Audible book I requested and the review is voluntary. “Captive Honour” seems to deal with the state of prisons and what happens inside them. In the aftermath of Cybertron's catastrophic orbit of Earth, Starscream seizes control of the Decepticons and puts into motion a plan to destroy the planet. This album is certainly competent and much better than what has followed, and may have some good songs and catchy moments, but it is too hard to take seriously in its tamed, commercial nature. Made during in era in which Dave and crew tried their damnedest to go clean, "Countdown..." was their most tight and technically performed album up to this point. For those who have listened to this album, I am of course talking about This Was My Life, Foreclosure of a Dream, Countdown to Extinction and Captive Honour (although to be fair, Captive Honour has a catchy chorus, I’ll give it that). What is in fact fairly interesting about Countdown to Extinction is that despite looking like a commercial album (simpler cover, more consistent song lengths, generally verse-chorus song structures) it has a lot of detail and skill added to it that takes it whole levels above mere commercialism. Furthermore, Dave: I love you man, in fact I idolize you, but when it comes to Psychotron and High Speed Dirt… just stick to your usual subject matter. Bumblebee is tan instead of yellow as the jets fire on the Autobot convoy. No, this one does not contain any rock elements, or at least, not nearly as many as the other tracks. Yet something soon becomes apparent – Megadeth can’t keep it up. I'll let that set in. As to the more repetitive aspect, most of this album spends its time in the same pace. When I first got a taste of Countdown, I was listening to it on a pair of mediocre quality headphones, so I assumed it was just the headphones themselves. Fortunately, he failed. The clean guitars and harmonized leads are great too. As I said, the huge change in this album is the catchiness. Original sound version now out of print. An even more rare instance of Mirage firing his. Countdown to Extinction is just a bunch of watered-down thrash anthems with one track that has a country twang ("High Speed Dirt"). As soon as he got a little leeway to give his share, he softened the band with his "rock" riffs and sub-par contributions. As for Marty Friedman, he isn't doing nearly as much as he was on Rust in Peace, though there are few albums where anyone does that much in terms of skillful leadwork, so maybe it's not such a surprise. Some databases are out of sync and we haven't been able to fix it yet. It does have its weaker sides, but it also does contain many unforgettable songs. Countdown to Extinction / Intro: A5 F5 G5 G#5 F5 E5 C5 A5 A5... (let it fade for 8 bars) / Verse 1 Am F Endangered species, caged in fright, D G E Shot in cold blood, no chance to fight, Am Both he and Thundercracker have the bottom segments of their canopies colored orange instead of black/blue respectively. The album was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 1993 Grammy Awards. Starscream's air intakes are light gray instead of red as Dr. Arkeville boards his, As Starscream talks to Dr. Arkeville in space, his voice is muffled as though coming over a radio. How is it that everyone seems to know where Doctor Arkeville's. He tends to use similar melodies for the duration of the album, making it even harder to tell certain songs apart. There's a Van Halen track from the Women And Children First album that speaks of the dangers of this. Or better still, "Sweating Bullets," another huge track that was everywhere. This really is a shame as its performance simply isn't as good now. With Chris Broderick, Shawn Drover, Dave Ellefson, Dave Mustaine. I applaud Mustaine for trying new things (even incorporating a part of female vocals) which contributed to making this an impressive release but it wont ever surpass megadeth's 80's classic albums imho! Even though the band had placed themselves in the ranks of metal history when "Rust in Peace Sells" (as I like t call it to combine their greatest achievements) came out the effort to get some radio airplay was spearheaded by this album. Captive Honour follows and let me tell you – even if it has those judge and gangster voices it’s a total classic! Bands need to keep doing new things, because who really wants to hear the same album constantly from a band? There is still solid heavy metal, but now it the fat has been cut away. But you will find a great collection of solid rockers whose messages are sadly more relevant today than they were in 1992. As proof of his leadership, Starscream shows a badge with the Decepticon. Ashes in Your Mouth is an excellent way to end this album. For all these flaws, it's still a good album. Overall Megadeth’s “Countdown to Extinction” is in no way a sellout, it is still a vibrant heavy metal album. During the battle, the Darkspear trolls and the Horde managed to escape the Sea Witch and her murlocs. He was in Dokken for fuck's sake. No, I am not saying that this is a bad album, but the changes are evident. However, once I got my hands on some Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?, Last Rites, and So Far, So Good...So What? Best Tracks:Skin O' My Teeth, Architecture of Aggression, Foreclosure of a Dream, Sweatign Bullets, Countdown to Extinction, Psychotron, Ashes in Your Mouth, Captive Honour. Countdown to Extinction is the fifth studio album by American thrash metal band Megadeth. Dave Mustaine tries alot of new singing styles with this album as well (see Sweating Bullets and Captive Honour). With Countdown to Extinction they replaced the speed of PSBWIB and RIP for catchier songs with memorable melodies and radio friendly. But there is none of that here. But let me not describe this record as a slow album by far. Sadly I also tend to concur with many fellow reviewers who feel this album in part was Dave Mustaine's answer to The Black Album. Great riffs, guitar solo = YEA!!!. Foreclosure of a Dream is a slower song and is basically Youthanasia/Power Metal, a pretty enjoyable song but not really up to the standards the album is really capable of. This form collects your comment, name and email - but only your comment and name as you have entered it … Nothing to rival Five Magics but they are well-crafted nonetheless "Ensuing power vacuum, a toppled leader dies I also like the solo in This Was My Life. If I had to make an honest recommendation, get the remaster. 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. To say that Metallica completely changed the playing field when it came to metal and more specifically, commercially successful metal is an understatement. This is the Diet Coke of Megadeth's career. "..........Mankind has gotta know.....his limitations." Songs about politics, mental disease and environmentalism let you see what was really on his mind when he wrote these tracks. Countdown to Extinction reached #2 in the American charts. 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