For sure. James (thankfully) figured out his range in the early 90s and sticks to it without exception. He had a very limited range, but he knows how to use it.You're a singer: do you agree that while Dave isn't a very good singer, James is merely okay but really bland & safe?
Yes! Euthanasia was pretty good too in that regard, but tried a little too hard lyrically.I think Countdown is Dave Mustaine's songwriting at its best. Bright lyricism and catchy hooks.
You should include 99 Ways To Die in your Youthanasia review. It wasn't on the album it's the same lineup, same style, sound etc..Youthanasia is much better than I expected. There are parts that remind me of Load - the shift from metal to metallic hard rock for instance - but I think that it's more consistent as a whole. Metallica were being experimental, but Megadeth know exactly what they're trying to do and manage to do it. Their focus on hooks in particular is astounding. There are some songs that didn't quite grab me, but a lot more that really did. I'm gonna be interested in seeing how this one ends up ranking in the context of their career. It's quite good.
For a long time the only way to listen to 99 Ways to Die was on the Beavis And Butthead Experience soundtrack with came out in late 1993. It was however one of the last things they would do before actually going into the studio to record Youthanasia. So 99 Ways To Die had been written together/around the same time as the songs they took with them into the studio just a few months later in early 1994 when they began recording what would become Youthanasia. 99 Ways could have easily been on that album if it wasn't because they were approached and asked to contribute a song for the Beavis and Butthead soundtrack.Yeh, I was about to say, Hidden Treasures may have been released at the same time as Youthanasia but the material is mostly older & was written for various projects; it's essentially unconnected. The 1995 UK release included HT with Youthanasia; that's the CD version I have of it, not the separate release (& cover).
I don't know if you want to review it and it's a lot of music but: Warchest is amazing. You can sorta consider it Megadeth's (Eddies) Archives...It has unreleased stuff, demos and really good live stuff.Yeah, my plan is:
Am I missing something here?
- All official studio albums
- Hidden Treasures
- Album bonus tracks
I haven't even listened to the stuff in Eddie's Archive. I may check it out, will see.I don't know if you want to review it and it's a lot of music but: Warchest is amazing. You can sorta consider it Megadeth's (Eddies) Archives...It has unreleased stuff, demos and really good live stuff.