The story behind all the Megadeth albums!! Megadeth, the Californian headbanging thrash metal band (1983), with original founding members like Dave Mustaine n’ Ellefson became the part of the BIG FOUR along with Anthrax, Metallica, Slayer!! And became one of the proud members of the history of Thrash Metal Genre!! DAMN….
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Megadeth, as a Thrash Metal band became popular like hell because of their unique technical capabilities with headbanging albums rhythm along with the scary theme of their lyrics on their albums, with the presence of corrupted politics and the deaths for the waging wars because of it. How cool is that huh?!
Their albums are well known because of creating so many of Gold, Platinum, Grammy-winning albums all over the world!! Which depicted the ruling of their unique albums, over World metal scenario as a king!!
Not only that Megadeth got rejected from the concerts and Banning of their albums just because of their hardcore metal approaches like a true king of it!! LOLZ 😀 😀
Dave Mustaine quit himself out of another Pioneer band like Metallica because of their internal clash with Ulrich and Hetfield’s as well and took the challenge to create a new metal band greater than Metallica and Took the name slightly changed the word Mega Death and that was the proud beginning of that mighty band and production of his albums!! DAMN…
“I was out for blood, theirs”. Dave Mustaine.
After searching among several drummers of Megadeth songs Mustaine n’ Ellefson and choose Samuelson to burn the stage out and decided himself (Mustaine) as a Key vocal, guitar player, Lyricists, signed themselves with independent record level for their touring with their huge budget!!
Now let’s take a look to the top Megadeth albums in order, why their great Megadeth albums ranked as hell, the magical contribution of Megadeth members and Megadeth rust in peace, as their best album ever!! FUCK YEAH….. 🙂
Megadeth Albums: Studio
Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good, (1985):
The first ever debut album of the Megadeth, with the iconic essence of pure Thrash metal of massive guitar works, compositions which made the Thrash metal as a unique sub-genre of mighty Heavy Metal!! Their lyrics deal with Scary deaths, violence, political secretive issues etc.
that metal band created so many controversial issues because of their unique artworks after releasing it rather than their other albums!! But that album was the only album which failed to be listed on the Billboard 200 but still able to sell more than 300000 copies of it!! WOW…
The lyrics of that album was full of metaphors and imageries which made their Royal journey of Thrash metal just like a king!! But after got several threats from the critics and music world as well they were a force to re-released edited and censored versions of it mostly because of their song “These Boots Are Made for Walking”.
Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, (1986):
2nd studio album (1986), last album of their guitarist and drummer, Chris Poland n’ Gar Samuelson because of their drug scandal. In this album, their political lyrics dominated like hell just like their reputations and because of it that album considered some extreme metal albums and got several awards for Platinum, gold etc.
Listed as top 500 best heavy metal album of all time and remastered several times because of its huge popularity. This album leads their symbolic social awareness, political insecurities, scary negative metaphors etc. Megadeth took that unique title of that album from an article of Readers Digest!!
Even two of their band members were homeless during the recording period of that album which indicates how pathetic and frustrating their situations they were facing on that moment which paved their way of writing political and anti-social lyrics of that album anyway!! WOW!! 😀 A big salute to them!!
Musical critics accepted the lyrics of that album with great appreciation and they got huge popularity and most technically proficient album of Megadeth!! COOL!!
So far, So Good.. So what?!, (1988):
3rd mind blowing Thrash Metal albums by the production of the Megadeth!! which proved their technical ability and mastering over their faster tempos which secured their potion among top 30’z on the Billboard 200.
On that album, Chris and Samuelson got fired because of their abusive behavior and replaced by the Reynolds and Chuck as Drummer and Guitar player.
According to the musical critics, the lyrics of that album depicted the picture of the pain and frustrations, loneliness, and Isolations of a creative soul, even Megadeth faced censorship because of that! and Mustaine screamed the hell out of his singing style! LOLZ.
Songs like Hook in the mouth, Lungs of Hell, Anarchy in the U.K, Set the world A fire, In the darkest hour touches the soul of metal lovers all over the world which nailed them to get positive feedback and made that album as a masterpiece!! DAMN. 😀 😀
regarding their drug issues, Megadeth was unable to perform on some tours of that album but still able to sold more than 100000+ copies of the album within a month and listed themselves on the UK album chart as 18th, US Billboard 200 as for 28th etc. And TWO massive Platinum awards! As well! COOOOOOL!! 😀
Rust in Peace, (1990):
4th studio album, and very first album of the Marty and Nick that was the pioneer progressive metal album which brought Megadeth in the mainstream of the Metal scenario in front of the world!!
Which listed them on the top 1001 albums you must hear before you die and nominated themselves at the for the Grammy awards Because of their best metal performance!! COOOOL!!?
This time Megadeth wrote their lyrics based on UFO’s and Nuclear war and went away for their North American tour!! Even their album artwork sketched out the world leaders as an Alien themselves!! Lolzz. Musical critics nominated that album as the fourth most influential metal album of all time!! DAMN!!
Countdown to Extinction, (1992):
That 5th Megadeth album helped them to flourish their popularity outside of the USA.
Megadeth countdown to extinction is Not only tagged themselves on the Billboard 200 and two platinum awards!! They provoke their messages, cruelty against animal and their rights as well. after the dynamic popularity of that album, Megadeth started sharing their stage bands like Aerosmith, Metallica!! DAMN!!?
6th head -banging album conveyed their progressive style to melody!! This time Megadeth was able to get Gold and platinum certification with several international awards as well!! This time they started to contribute themselves on soundtracks and tribute albums from their socially concerned perspective!! COOL!!
Cryptic Writings, (1997):
That 7th Megadeth album conquered at top 10 of the Billboard 200 and awarded with Grammy!! WOW. That album got it’ huge popularity because of an experimental Genre and secured their position at #10th on US Billboard chart and certified as platinum and was able to sell 500000+ copies of their album only in the US!!?
That 8th Megadeth album paved their way to go back to their roots of heavy metal!! A tribute album for their late drummer Gar Samuelson. And went away for their world tour as well.
That shows their responsibilities towards their band members not only for the alive ones but also for the dead’s as well. That album considered a flop album but still secured their position at #16th on the Billboard 200 charts!!?
The World Needs a Hero, (2001):
A more aggressive and unique comeback of Megadeth in their 9th albums which leads them to a secured #16th position at Billboard 200 and Mainstream Rock chart as well!!
That album challenged the ordinary underground metal scenario of that time and create a revolution of the lifestyle of the Rockstar’s/Metalheads.
Mostly an album of live performance because of the injuries of the front man like Mustaine. It took a year to come back for him and able to play his guitar again for his dream of his own albums!! 😊
The System Has Failed, (2004):
You will find the old taste of Megadeth on their 10th album which ranked as #18 on Billboard 200 and most importantly a commercially successful album and receives positive reviews.
United Abominations, (2007):
11th Thrash Metal album, that headbanging band and the last album of the guitarist glen Drover, mostly their guitar works make their album successful. That successful album listed itself on the Billboard 200 and the #1 metal band of the year as well!! COOL 😀
The last album of their bassist James Lomenzo replaced by the original bassist David Ellefson!! Lyrics of that album were based on the famous Lord of the Ring and social economic crisis and digressions of it as well
Listed itself on the list of Billboards!! That album got positive appreciation from their fans and able to sold 200000+ copies of it just only in the US!! DAMN.
Obliviously the 13th album of the band and picked up the 11th position on Billboard 200 n’ 34th on UK album chart!! Not only that, this time they were able to sell with a record-breaking album selling a record of more than 200000 copies in just a week!! DAMN.
The positive appreciation and reviews of that album made them a pioneer thrash metal band of all time and nominated for the Grammy as well!!? COOOOOL
Super Collider, (2013):
Last album of the Drummer Drover and Guitarist Chris!! But before leaving Megadeth they put their mark on the top six of the Billboard 200 and able to sell more than 100000 copies of their album just in the US!! WOW…
This time they released their top singles on I Tunes which paved their way of the tremendous commercial success of this album!! DAMN!!
Megadeth dystopia Secured their position on #3 of the US Billboard 200 and their title track rocked out their well-deserved Grammy award for the first time!! ?? this is not the end,
that album became the best album of the year 2016 as well!! Megadeth sold 50,000 copies of that album just on their very first week!! DAMN!!?
Megadeth’s live Albums:
Rude Awaking, (2002):
The very first LIVE album of the band, based on their two concerts of the November 2001 based on the attacks of the horrible 9/11… songs like Kill the king, angry again, wake up dead, “A Tout le Monde” depicted the picture of Megadeth, that how frustrated and desperate they are for the revenge…..
That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires, (2005):
Another live album released in CD and DVD’s and got the gold certification as well! Recorded in a concert or Buenos Aires picked up the #12th position on the Billboard Music DVD chart that album was the huge commercial success with an excellent sound and picture quality!! 😀 BINGO
Rust in Peace, (2010):
A live album released in the memory of releasing the studio version of it after 20 years on their anniversary tour!! This is that was released on CD, DVD n’ Blu-Ray as well.
The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria, (2010):
A special live album, rather than their other albums along with the three mighty metal bands like Anthrax, Slayer, Metallica!! released in DVD had a positive appreciation and reviews with Gold n’ Platinum certifications from several musical charts on their International and North American release!! DAMN!! 😀 😀
Countdown to Extinction: Live, (2013):
Another Megadeth production, based on their studio albums anniversary tour of 20 years same as album Rust in Peace, and listed itself, the US Billboard 200 chart and got the pleasure of Platinum award as well!! COOL!! 😀
Megadeth Was able to sell more than 4000+ copies of their albums within a week just in the US and listed itself on the 119th of the Billboard 200!! How cool is that huh?! 😀
Megadeth’s 5 platinum and multi-platinum awards winning albums proved their ability as one of the best Thrash Metal Band on earth. Their huge commercial success and Billions of fans
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That paved their way of being a dynamic metal band on earth and their albums are still leading their position from the front by contributing on several video and compilation albums as well!! DAMN!! 😀 WOW
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