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Endgame

September 9, 2009

$9.49
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Dialectic Chaos
2:25
2
This Day We Fight!
3:27
3
44 Minutes
4:36
4
1,320'
3:49
5
Bite The Hand
4:01
6
Bodies
3:34
7
Endgame
5:53
8
The Hardest Part Of Letting Go... Sealed With A Kiss
4:41
9
Head Crusher
3:26
10
How The Story Ends
4:28
11
The Right To Go Insane
4:18

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 9, 2009
  • Release Date: September 9, 2009
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 2009 The All Blacks B.V. Issued under license to Roadrunner Records from The All Blacks. B.V. Roadrunner Records is a registered trademark of The All Blacks B.V.
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  • Total Length: 44:38
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  • ASIN: B002NY731U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,737 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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210 of 218 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Beginning of Megadeth's True Return September 15, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, both are names that are commonplace in the Metal Community and for good reason as Dave has been releasing quality Metal since the Mid-Eighties and that is no easy feat considering most of the bands that Megadeth grew with conformed to more mainstream styles or broke up. Mustaine and Megadeth continue to be constant idols for new and old fans of Rock and Metal to look up to. Mustaine's most recent offering Endgame is possibly one of my favorite releases by the group in years.

Endgame kicks off with 2:25 of Mustaine and Co. ripping up some amazing riffs as the first track 'Dialectic Chaos' is Instrumental and a great start to an amazing album. Mustaine's trademark quality soloing hasn't lost any of it potency and you can tell right from this short track that this album will be one to enjoy for quite some time. The instrumental leads into 'This Day We Fight!', a very upbeat track with to-the-point lyrics and some impressive soloing.

'44 Minutes' starts out with some tranquil leads and the eerie recordings of 911 tapes. This would be one of the tracks where Dave gives us something to think about as the lyrics discuss the general violence in the world today and more particularly tells the story of being amidst a fire fight. '1,320' is a romp of riffing, bombastic drumming and roaring leads that towards the end erupts into one of the best solo's on the album.

Four tracks into the album and I find myself still extremely intrigued as to what will come next. Something that I honestly haven't felt for a Megadeth album in some time. I would not consider the album groundbreaking by this point, however I would say it ranks up there with some of Mustaine's best works such as
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING September 15, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I will start by simply stating the fact that no matter what you are doing, if you play this CD you will immediately start head-banging uncontrollably.
So I write this to give fair warning. For example:

[situation]... > ... [Result]
Running on a treadmill... Headbanging
Unconscious in the street... Headbanging
Making love to your wife... Headbanging
Riding the bus... Headbanging, possibly against the seat in front of you.

The reason Dave is pictured making that snarling face on the back of the album is because he was listening to it when the pic was taken and it's physically impossible not to make that face for the CD's entire duration. (again if you sneak earphones to class and then listen to ENDGAME you will inadvertently make that face towards your teacher and she will probably call security). Trust me if you happen to come across a mirror while listening to this album, you will notice you are making the exact same face.

Good luck, because Endgame is so good you will probably run into these situations despite my warnings.
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51 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Holy Moley! September 15, 2009
By pattic
Format:Audio CD
Welcome back Dave.

If you are a Megadeth fan, and you ever trusted a review, trust this one. This is the heaviest and most p***-off album in Dave's career.

If this is what a mid-life crisis does for your testosterone level, then I'm looking foreward to mine. It starts out with a short, instrumental rave-up, guitar leads flying at top speed, and then charges straight into "This day we fight". A Fast to mid-tempo smoker. "Bite the hand" track 5 is absolutely vicious, as is "Headcrusher", a kind-of a sequel to "Skin of my Teeth". This album does something that neither Megadeth, or too many others have been able to accomplish lately, every song has a nasty bite to it, but the songwriting is there.

It sounds exectly like vintage thrash Megadeth, only heavier, via beefed-up modern production. It's funny, but I never really thought of Megadeth as a thrash band. Their music was never really that fast, no "polka beats" as it were, and stylistically closer to Iron Maiden than Slayer, which was ok by me, but on Endgame, to me, they really sound like a thrash band...and one that will take some time to catch. If this is a trend for the band, getting heavier with age, I can't wait until he's 60. Oh heck, nevermind, that would make me....
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45 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good September 15, 2009
Format:Audio CD
To be concise, this album is good because:

- Great production
- Extreme technically - fast shredding guitars, elite technical guitar playing, lots of solos, varying tempo changes
- Varied song structures keep the songs interesting
- Good melodies
- Dave is angry, his subject matter is ok at worst and great at best
- Bodies is a great throwback to megadeth's old material
- A quality drummer (i dont need to make the comparison)
- Plenty of songs that will blow you away live
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Bower's an idiot!!!! October 2, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This idiot gives and awesome cd one star because he has it in for Dave Mustaine. What an assclown. Amazon should delete his review. I don't like the reviews that rip on Metallica either, because I enjoy listening to both bands. Both bands have had their ups and downs. But at least both are back to true form. Besides it is tasteless to put down someone elses creativity and artistic views. Cheers Megadeth- Thanks for another fantastic release!!

METALFAN
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album by Megadeth
Let me start with a statement that I am a long time Metallica fan.
Before I heard this album, I was not sure why Megadeth is even considered a thrash band. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars vinyl pressing!
Amazing sounding vinyl pressing. This album sounds leaps and bounds better than the cd pressing. Pressed on black 180g vinyl with a high quality gatefold sleeve. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Richard White
5.0 out of 5 stars I've never liked Megadeth until now
I've never been into Megadeth. I like their style, but never connected with their music. With Metallica sucking it handsomely as they do these days, I guess I decided to give this... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Parola138
5.0 out of 5 stars Good album, difficult to choose a favorite album.
It is difficult to choose a favorite album because all of their albums have great songs in them and then a few that are good and a few that are just ok. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Nesher
2.0 out of 5 stars came cracked
it came to me cracked and the case was also damaged i plan on sending it back and would not buy from this joke of a seller, i pay good money for my stuff and expect the same when i... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Cory Parsons
5.0 out of 5 stars Heretical View: Megadeth's Best Album
It's generally accepted that Megadeth's best album is Rust in Peace. Rust in Peace is fantastic and a five star effort for sure. Endgame is better. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Adam Levy
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
This is a fast paced, high-energy album. Great for working out or getting chores done. Gotta love Megadeth for creating some anger fueled music!
Published 7 months ago by bocacoder
5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous
This album is awesome. The quality and sound are fantastic and like all the other CDs i have purchased i have no complaints at all. Read more
Published 7 months ago by ZEPPELINLOVER
5.0 out of 5 stars MEGADETH RULES
this album should be the blueprint for all metal albums one of my most favorite albums of all time this has grove heart and you can bang your head to it
Published 8 months ago by megadeth
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
I have to say I was kind of disappointed with this one too. I haven't really liked very much of their stuff since Countdown and Youthanasia. Read more
Published 8 months ago by zaneed
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