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Countdown to Extinction: Live

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MEGADETH COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION: LIVE

Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Import, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Imports
  • DVD Release Date: October 1, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00ENQD2M0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,248 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Format: DVD
I was skeptical at first with this new live album from the band as I don't particularly like the production on Rust in peace live but this one sounded much better. Certainly there are overdubbed on the vocal but trust me, it's very little and nothing major compare to Big 4 DVD and RIP live DVD.

Instrumental wise there's no denying that Shawn Drover along with Chuck Behler are two weakest drummers on Megadeth but that doesnt mean he couldnt pull it out. For most of part, he just follows what's on the record without adding much fill in like Jimmy De Grasso did on Rude awakening. Chris Broderick is more than capable of pulling any solos note to note and the thing I like about him is that he's not trying to improve or alternate the solos much unlike the previous 2 guitarist Al Pitrelli and Glen Drover. The double Dave has always been spot on when it comes to Guitar and bass playing, just like in any previous live DVD, they just nailed everything perfectly.

I hear some people complaining about the bass being too loud, or vocal is terrible etc etc, and ironically when Megadeth put out DVD that sounded too perfect (Sofia & Blood in the water), these people will claim there are too many studio fix, so either way you can never please anyone especially those who always looking for negative aspect of every release. Just be grateful that the band is still alive and well after freakin 30 years and consistently putting out new record and touring.

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Let me begin this review by saying that I am a huge Megadeth fan and own almost everything they have ever released. I have also seen them live on the same tour that this video was shot for. Ok, let's get into it. There are no extras or bonus material. It's just the concert. If you purchased this from Best Buy, at least you get the live CD to go with it. Next, the video picture quality and performance was really good, not great. Having such bright video screens behind the players makes it hard to see the actual band members during the performance. This was a huge problem in the actual live show too. The worst part of this, and the part that made it almost unwatchable, was the fact that what you see and what you hear are two different things. What you see is a completely different performance than what you hear. You don't have to watch too closely to notice that when you hear the drummer do something, but what you see is something else... Something is wrong. Now, live, Shawn is not a great drummer, in fact he is downright basic and boring to both watch and to listen to. However, in the studio, he sounds pretty good. Not sure if it's him or he is being told to keep things simple so others can shine. Whatever the case, the audio of his playing sounds pretty good, but watching it is bad. It's not the same at all. The vocal have been overdubbed and I am pretty sure the guitars have been too. My guess is that they recorded the audio "Live In The Studio" and placed it over the video. This is actually rather common, just not for each member. Watch Dave's lips and voice sounds and the distance he is from the mic. It doesn't match. All of this makes this a pretty sloppy release. Personally I would like to make it so that if the live performance you are seeing or hearing has been tampered with or modified in any way, that package should have a warning label. Hope this helps!
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Format: DVD
I just bought the CD and DVD and I think its sounded great in general, not as good as the Cow palace show from 1992 but what dya expact? this was 20 years later! It's still awesome to hear live version of Pyschotron, Captive honour and Arhitecture of aggression.

Also, this is the first time Megadeth releasing a DVD without cutting the setlist! (Not counting Big 4 sofia). That one night, London 92, Rude awakening , Fillmore 99, Rust in peace live, all those DVDs doesnt have full setlist of the original show but this time it has the full setlist!
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Format: DVD
If you never been to an actual show ( I seen them 10x) ; ) this is as close as you going to get...i have all there concert releases and this one is the best overall. Listen, I dont think there has been a live album in the history of live albums that hasn't been twerked some kind of way. If thats your issue and your one of them people just watch cell phone youtube footage, cause thats the only way your going to hear ANY concert unaltered. If the record company wants to docter it up for the sake of sounding better let them do there thing and enjoy the end result....hey I like stuff sounding as good as it can, and this by no means feels like it lost anything due to modifications assuming there is any.
Sounds crisp, bands on fire, bass is thumping...if you have a good theater system it will definitely get a nice work out!
If that dont sound like you ....youtubes that way--------->
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By Valerio on September 25, 2013
Format: DVD
Simply Amazing, the sound is good and the different Mustaine's voice from the CTE CD is makes it different and particular!
I hoped for a better set (maybe Argentina or Brasil would have been better) because the people is not very into the show.
Megadeth Rules \m/
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I'll be honest, I always liked Countdown to Extinction but it was never my favorite Megadeth album. That honor would have to be a toss up between either Rust in Peace or Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? both of which are Megadeth's speed metal masterpieces. Although I'm more impressed by the jaw dropping musicianship of the band on those two albums, Countdown really is one of Megadeth's best and more than deserves its own special pillar in the Megadeth catalogue.

Now to put it in perspective, Countdown to Extinction most definitely followed the trend set by Metallica in the early 90s, which was to streamline their sound, lessening the blistering thrash metal assault and aiming for a wider mass appeal by slowing down tempos and adding more melody, songwriting, and grooves to the music. Now that being said and also admitting that Countdown was a huge change from Rust in Peace, it still sounds like Megadeth. Even though the technical wizardry is less on CTE, it sounds like a proper evolution of the bands sound. The tempos may be slowed but the snarling cynicism of Mustaine and post apocalyptic sound crafted by the band still come across well and in some respects even better than previous Megadeth albums because the songwriting is so much more mature on this album. In other words what I'm saying is that Megadeth may have turned down the intensity with Countdown but they certainly didn't soften their sound. There's really no "pop" songs on this album. Sweating Bullets and Symphony of Destruction may have great, catchy hooks, but the lyrical content and tone of the music is anything but poppy.

It was that evolution of Megadeth on Countdown that really earned my respect.
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