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Audio CD, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, July 27, 2004
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But if you listen to Youthanasia side-by-side with Countdown To Extinction, you'll notice Youth really isn't much softer nor more "pop-like." In fact, Youthanasia (in a lot of ways) has a decidely less commercial sound than Countdown. Probably because the guitars on Youth are decidedly heavier (remember how unusually plain they sometimes sounded on Countdown), and the mood quite a bit darker (don't expect all the sarcastic jokes and humor of Countdown here, ladies and gentlemen).
And it isn't as if Megadeth was trying to cash in on what was popular back in late 1994. This album doesn't sound grungey nor alternative. Rather, it seems stuck somewhere between a heavy rock album and a heavy metal album. True, it does have the occasionally pop-like beats of a rock album, but a lot of solos are just as grinding as you would expect from a metal album, riffs just as heavy, and song themes just as disturbing. Disturbing enough that MTV actually refused to play the video for A Tout Le Monde because of what the song was dealing with (suicide). How's that for a sell out?
As for the actual songs, I can't really think of any that I didn't like. Train of Consequences is definitely the album's highlight with its excellent drumming, catchy riff, and great solo. Addicted to Chaos has one of the most beautiful solos Megadeth has ever done, and one of the most powerful choruses they'd ever done.Read more ›
"Reckoning Day" Metal, brutal, kick-you-in-the-teeth. A great hate-my-old-girlfriend/ex-wife song. A classic. "Train Of Consequences" another certified rocker. Great lyrics and great riffs. "Addicted To Chaos" a slower, more moody outing. Still very kewel. Lyrically deep. Megadeth has grown up indeed. "A Tout Le Monde" one of Mustaine's greatest songs. There's feeling in there, as opposed to just shredding your face off with a non-sensical diatribe to anger and misery. Greatness! "Elysian Fields" on of my all-time favorites. This is a great f*cking song! What a hook. Great lyrics. Solid.Read more ›
Musically, it is a killer! Mustaine's both vocals and riffing are amazing, very well produced and Marty does well with some amazing soloing.
Sure, it isn't as "Megadethish" as Peace Sells or Rust, but it sure as hell is a definite highlight in this outstanding band's carrer.
"Addicted to Chaos" is my favorite, but you can name every one of the songs in the album as quite good. Intricate, melodic, defying, dark and metalic. That sums up this masterpiece!
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One of megadeths best albums. Daves voice on this album is my 2nd favorite vocals for a megadeth album. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Josef Antonio
One of Megadeth's best and most cohesive releases!!! I always thought this was as good as Countdown to Extinction and yes a lot of other reviews seem to agree!!!!! Read morePublished 7 months ago by nick bacic
Best music purchase I've made in a long time. For $5? How could I notPublished 8 months ago by Joe Simonetti