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World Needs a Hero [Explicit Lyrics]

MegadethAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (May 15, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • ASIN: B00005EBQE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (263 customer reviews)
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1. Disconnect
2. The World Needs A Hero
3. Moto Psycho
4. 1000 Times Goodbye
5. Burning Bridges
6. Promises
7. Racipe For Hate...Warhorse
8. Losing My Senses
9. Dread And The Fugitive Mind
10. Silent Scorn
11. Return To Hangar
12. When

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The lineup is different. The record company is new. But vitriol-tongued Dave Mustaine remains Megadeth's constant. While more commercial and mature than such unbridled early releases as So Far, So Good . . . So What!, this follow-up to the poorly received Risk finds Megadeth mostly back to their metallic roots. Mustaine continues to alternately mine politics and self-reflection to good effect, and his solos still shred. The taut, hooky "Moto Psycho" is polished, millennial thrash, and though the rest of the material on this 12-song collection isn't as instantly memorable, it's certainly ambitious. Mustaine's biting vocal and the muscular musicianship of the powerful title track and the pained love-lost ode "1,000 Times Goodbye" hit the mark, as does the epic, string-laden ballad "Promises," though Mustaine's patented vocal seems out of place, as does the classical guitar on "Recipe for Hate . . . Warhorse." That said, old-school fans will worship the likes of "Moto Psycho" and the classic and brutal "Dread and the Fugitive Mind" and "Return to Hangar." --Katherine Turman

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heroes Return June 21, 2001
Format:Audio CD
A number of Megadeth's fans gave up on them with the release of their last studio effort, RISK. Here was an album that was destined to put Megadeth on the map. This was the album that would assumed to make people aware that the foursome actually exist. The album went flat. It was not appreciated by the masses over all and it clearly made a lot of the band's core fans actually shun them. The album was artistically original. If it had been sung by any other band out there, it would have gone multi-platinum in a month. Heck, if Michael Stipe from REM sang Ecstasy, it would have definitely hit number one. It was just not Megadeth. Period. Capitol Punishment? Let's not get into that, shall we?
With a complete revamp in management, label and a couple of band members. Megadeth comes back in a furiously strong offering. The World Needs a Hero is everyone's dream of a good heavy album. Though not as fast and furious, the band is sure on the right track. What could be said is that they're mainly working off the rustthey gathered when they were on their metal-free holiday.
Here's the breakdown of the songs.
Disconnect: From the beginning of this song, a person can feel the poignancy and heart that was put into it. The song is definitely Dave all the way. The lyrics are strong in form and very connected. The chorus is downright thought-provoking. Music wise, it's very solid. A nice, sweet melodic middle with a sad solo, that can actually have you hum if you listen to it for some time.
The World Needs a Hero: Part of what actually makes Megadeth famous, is Dave going at it like a crazed paranoid lunatic. This song is it.
Moto Psycho: Part 2 of the Japanese-released Coming Home. The song is mainly a showcase of the incredible ability DeGrasso.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Give it some time... May 16, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The past few Megadeth discs have never hit me right away, and this one's no exception. At first listen it did nothing for me, but after a few more spins I have to say it's quite good. People fearing a repeat of 'Risk' have nothing to worry about (and personally, I thought it was cool that they took the chances they did on that album -- it may not have been their best, but there was some cool stuff on there, IMHO). This CD is a lot heavier, though still not as heavy as 'Rust In Peace' (and the band has yet to release an album as consistent as that one). '1000 Times Goodbye', 'Losing My Senses', 'Return To Hangar', and 'Moto Psycho' are standout cuts ('Moto Psycho' lacks the slow part at the end that the single featured -- I like the album version better, but that's just me.) New guitarist Al Pitrelli (formerly of Alice Cooper and Widowmaker among others) performs above and beyond in his premier outing with Megadeth (no surprises here), and the rest of the band is in top shape as well. The disc is strong lyrically and musically.
Bottom line: I'd recommend this one to old and new Megadeth fans alike, as well as to fans of the genre in general.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars JUST BE GLAD MEGADETH's BACK! May 24, 2001
Format:Audio CD
...Dave and co. have finally gotten a new album. Yes, I agree, It was a little bit dissapointing, but you can't make the same album. People who want Rust In Peace, well, you'll be dissapointed, but listen, IT WAS DONE, OK? 1 Rust in peace, that's it! That's all you need! If they made another, well, that wouldn't be very creative.
Anyway, here's the review of all the songs
1.Disconnnect-4. It sounds like the ol' glory days of 1992. Fun riff, had it in my head for weeks.
2.The World Needs A Hero-3.5. Great bass line! Needed more distortion, though.
3.Moto Psycho-3.7; Yes, it sounds alittle mainstream, but, times change. Good riff and filler solos.
4.1000 Times Goodbye-4.5; Ah, classic Megadeth riffs. A minute intro makes it all perfect.
5.Burning Bridges-3. It's ok. It sounds too old, that's all.
6.Promises-5. Everything about it is cool! Ther strings and the solos. MAN! WOW!
7.Recipe For Hate/Warhorse-5. GREAT SOLOS! Very apoylitic. Nice solo by Pitrelli in the begginining.
8.Losing My Senses-3.6; It's good. But, I didn't hear the strings.
9.Dread & The Fugitive Mind-5. WOW! Great chorus and solos.
10.Silent Scorn-5. VERY NICE. Good drumming and guitarwork.
12.When-2. The 1st 4 minutes are good, ....
Anyway, a great album, all songs good except "When." ROCK ON!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A step in the right direction October 10, 2005
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According to some critics, Megadeth "bottomed out" with "Risk" in 1999. So, after "bottoming out," Dave Mustaine and Co. returned two years later to try to recapture past thrash glories. Even though some songs on "The World Needs A Hero" fall flat (like "Racipe For Hate...Warhorse" and "When"), and Dave Mustaine's vocals aren't in top form here, this album was still a mostly successful attempt at returning to form. It may not be as good as, say, "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?," but "Hero" is a lot more aggressive, metallic, and thrashy than "Risk." The riffs are back, the alternative sound and ballads are mostly gone, and the song tempos are quite a bit faster. Marty Friedman's replacement, Al Pitrelli, makes himself right at home on this album. He's almost as good as Marty, and he and Mustaine combine to turn out crunchy riffs on songs like "Disconnect" and "Burning Bridges." Other highlights include the churning riffs and catchy refrain on "Moto Psycho;" track four, "1000 Times Goodbye," includes an extended guitar solo; the album's only ballad, "Promises," has light, textured guitar strings and (what sounds like) a violin; and the album's best guitar solo is featured on track nine, "Dread And The Fugitive Mind." And "Return to the Hangar" isn't as good as its namesake ("Hangar 18," which was released on "Rust In Peace" in 1990), but "Return to the Hangar" is still this album's fastest song and features six guitar solos (!) All in all, "The World Need A Hero" isn't a great album, but it's a good one. And it wasn't a complete return to form, but it was definitely a step in the right direction. Recommended for hardcore Megadeth fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic CD!
I am a longtime Rattlehead (since the age of 14, almost 30 years). That stated, to be fair, if you're looking for the Megadeth of the 80's, you won't find that here. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Deb B
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as thrashy but no less heavy. A step in the right direction.
Everybody has their favorite Megadeth albums -- for me it's "Rust in Peace", "Endgame", "Countdown to Extinction". Read more
Published 6 months ago by Christopher Blosser
4.0 out of 5 stars old megadeth
Most songs like old Megadeth, but I think it needed some fine tuning. To me nothing beats Rust in Peace. Album is worth buying any Megadeth fan will not be disappointed. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Polaris
5.0 out of 5 stars a good megadeth work
a good musical work form this iconic band if you want to hear a mature lapse of this band get this record.
Published 9 months ago by Vince Salazar
4.0 out of 5 stars Album worth listening to.
I gave this 4 stars because it's very hard to rate anything perfect. This album has a little bit of everything. Read more
Published 9 months ago by keith william simpson jr
4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy enough.
Megadeth's beginning to return to form. The followup to the ever unpopular 'Risk' album, brought some heavy hits. This album is underrated and overlooked, for the wrong reasons. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mild111
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
I am a fan of Megadeth , I really like this album and every other one they have made or will.
Published 13 months ago by ladavis1977
4.0 out of 5 stars More of what you'd expect from Dave Mustaine
It seems that Dave was not only moving away from his previous effort "Risk", but trying to recapture the magic of "Rust in Peace". Read more
Published 14 months ago by beatmet
5.0 out of 5 stars megadeth
always on top, a recent interest of mine, now cant get enough.
always an interesting mix of introspective, and politically charged songs
Published 15 months ago by skip craig
4.0 out of 5 stars Better then I remember
Okay when I first got this on it's release I thought it was meh but now as I'm reviewing it i'm listening to it on spotify and it's almost over. Read more
Published 16 months ago by edward riddick
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