After Mustaine sang the word Chaos, you would here the word echo, but not anymore. Preserving the originals and improving the sound quality is great, but changing it is just selfish. When Youthanasia was first released inIlike many other Megadeth fans, was quite disappointed with the new direction Dave was taking. I pretty much gave up on them. Until recently. Youthanasia - Megadeth - Youthanasia (Box Set had the opportunity to see Megadeth a couple months ago on the Dystopia Youthanasia - Megadeth - Youthanasia (Box Set, and even tho there were some technical issues, they were totally badass.
This sparked a new interest in their music. So I started collecting everything that came out after Countdown. Boy did I miss some great Megadeth music. Youthanasia, among other newer Megadeth cd's, is really quite awesome, Youthanasia - Megadeth - Youthanasia (Box Set. Youthanasia - Megadeth - Youthanasia (Box Set remastered sound is clearer and packs a much harder punch.
Sure it's not as fast as the great first four albums, but the music is equally as powerful. I have played it a few times and each time gets better. A definite 5 star performance. If you were like me and wrote Megadeth off, give them another chance. I'm glad that I did. After rust in peace, megadeth followed with countdown of extinction which showed a more melodic transistion as supposed to pure speed and thrash like rust in peace. At the heels of the well received countdown to extinction came "youthansia".
If you are a 80s era megadeth fan, I unfortunately have to tell you this is not anything like their other material. However, this album is very entertaining if you can listen to other bands that have meaningful choruses, and more melodic songs that are still heavy. Youthansia as a whole is full of surprisingly gorgeous singing from mustaine on choruses like "family tree" and "day of reckoning" with earworm inducing riffs that; while not fast, are very much memorable.
This reissue also includes some demo tracks that are okay, but the one track that stands out is "new world order". At this time period of the re-release it remained an unreleased track but it became so popular they decided to then-record it and "millennium of the blind" on their future album "thirteen". So to sum up this review, youthansia is: great choruses and catchy riffs but NOT fast headbanging speed and thrash like their early releases; but if you enjoyed "countdown to extinction" this album may be worth buying.
One person found this helpful. I think the remaster is fine, but for the people complaining, I think it would've been nice to have a original recording CD with it, which is what they should've done in my opinion. However, I'm happy to have it in my collection. Thanks for the product, musicshop Edit - took out all the complaints about the remaster, I always liked it, ever since I bought it, I just threw in random dumb complaints to sound like everyone else.
The shredding, head-spinning solos are still there and so are the aggressive guitar riffs. The difference really is that everything sounds slower than on previous albums yet just as intense. This is also a very dark album because Dave Mustaine sounds genuinely frustrated and hurting inside. His lyrics also reflect that. Having said all that, this album sounds like Megadeth's version of Metallica's "black album". The difference between the 2 albums is that Megadeth wrote ballads AND kept the amazing shredding solos plus they stayed true to their roots whereas Metallica watered themselves down and actually tried to cater to the mainstream.
The songwriting is excellent, the musicianship is excellent, and Dave Mustaine sings more from his gut than on any other album up to this point that I've heard and it makes the songs sound that much more intense. It's about having the chance to say goodbye if something happened unexpectedly.
As for the bonus tracks, "Millennium of the Blind" is a fun little out-take but nothing I'd listen to alot. The demo for "A Tout Le Monde" doesn't sound as good as the album version so it's not essential in my eyes. Anyone who likes Megadeth definitely needs to own this.
I would actually recommend anyone who likes metal to purchase this. This album is as underrated, as it is misunderstood. Every album that Megadeth has ever done has been different from the other.
They always keep it heavy, but are wholly willing to try anything new, so long as it is quality. Having said that, this album Album) high quality, as far as written material goes. True, don't expect "Rust" or "CTE" level decibles, but there is material to treasure here, I don't see how that can be in question. Most songs on here, while more metal than thrash, are extremely well written. I personally love the majority of the songs on this album. Check it out. I have only vague memories of this disc's original mix, but this new mix seems to layer the vocals for richer texture and bring out certain guitar elements a little better.
Remixed, the disc remains one to be listened to over and over, playing air guitar and trying anyway to growl and wail along with Dave Mustaine's vocals. The first three songs make a compelling set together; if you're listening in your car and reach your destination before these songs finish, you're going to want to sit there, parked, listening until they're done.
The disc's low point is Family Tree. It's a competent song, but it tries a little too hard and falls short of the rest of the disc. InMegadeth released the critically-acclaimed thrash-metal masterpiece, "Rust in Peace".
Their follow-up album, "Countdown to Extinction" which also received extremely positive reception kept the Megadeth spirit alive, but perhaps broadened their horizons a bit as it moved away from the band's thrash-metal roots. One of the most enjoyable parts of older albums was the technical shredding that Mustaine and Co. Youthanasia lacks the three minute soloing from Dave and Marty. But it isn't completely devoid of soloing.
Mustaine and Mr. Friedman both showcase their talents on the axe through for the most part shorter, slower, yet still competent guitar solos which remain a staple in the arsenal of Megadeth. Music is not an issue with Youthanasia, and like Countdown to Extinction, is very well done. His efforts on Youthanasia will do nothing to change your mind. But for those who do appreciate his efforts, well, Youthanasia will not disappoint. While I didn't think it was too bad to begin with, Dave's singing significantly improved on Countdown to Extinction.
Though the difference is definitely not as large between Countdown and this release, it is still noticeable. He really excels during the various choruses found through the album.
The likes of Family Tree and Blood of Heroes have Dave elevating his performance above anything he had ever done at the time. However, the catchiness does not stop there.
Songs like Train of Consequences and New World Order also have acceptable vocal lines, yet are somewhat more difficult to get into. This is especially the case in Train of Consequences, where Dave's voice is somewhat irritating the first time you give it a listen.
But aside from some minor moments such as that, Dave has a very good showing on Youthanasia, perhaps his best at that point of his career. Despite recording a very enjoyable album, Megadeth still got plenty of criticism from their "tr00 fans. The second half of the last verse could be interpreted as the band's response to these hecklers, through the slightly odd career path that they decided to tread by time Risk came around, Megadeth had lost a lot of it's mainstream appeal as well as most of the tr00 thrash fans which got propelled them to their highs in the first place If you don't enjoy Megadeth's material especially Countdown to Extinctionchances are you will not like this, but I find that it's a perfect album for newer Deth fans, along with Peace Sells.
Get this album if you have the chance. Rank: 61 for Funeral for a Friend Conduit. Propagandhi Failed States. Tycho Dive. Megadeth Th1rt3en. Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors. Arch Enemy Khaos Legions. Rust in Peace Live. Super Collider. On Music Lists. Add a Comment. Billboard charts and was certified Platinum in Current users will need to reset their password before loggin in. Monkey on my back, aching in my bones I forgot you said "One day you'll walk alone" I said I need you, does that make me wrong?
Am I a weak man? Are you feeling strong? My heart was blackened, it's bloody red A hole in my heart, a hole in my head Who will help me up? Where's the helping hand? Will you turn on me? Is this my final stand? In a dream I cannot see Tangled abstract fallacy Random turmoil builds in me I'm addicted to chaos Solo - Friedman Light shined on my path, turn bad days into good Turn breakdowns into blocks, smashed them 'cause I could My brain was labored, my head would spin Don't let me down, Album) give up, don't give in The rain comes down, the cold wind blows The plans we made are back up on the road Turn up my collar, welcome the unknown Remember that you said "one day you'll walk alone" Who will help me up?
In a dream I cannot see Tangled abstract fallacy Random turmoil builds in me I'm addicted to chaos Solo - Friedman Who will help me up?
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