Megadeth Countdown To Extinction Gold CD
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Mobile Fidelity is proud to release Megadeth’s, most pivotal album, 1992’s
Countdown to Extinction. The mixes on this MOFI release were done by band leader
Dave Mustaine himself, the way the band wanted the listener to originally enjoy
Megadeth became one of the leading bands of the hard rock/metal genre during the
mid-'80s through late 1990s. Each album the band released went at least gold,
and they continually sold out arenas across America, in addition to developing a
strong following overseas. By the early '90s, they had toned their music down
slightly, yet that simply increased their following; all of their proper '90s
albums debuted in the Top Ten.
1991 saw rival metal band Metallica break through to the mainstream with their
self titled Black album. Sensing the possibility for similar success, former
Metallica Lead Guitarist Dave Mustaine’s band Megadeth followed suit. Megadeth
traded in their previous lengthy, progressive compositions for streamlined,
tightly written and played songs more conducive to radio and MTV airplay. The
results are artistically (as well as commercially) successful; songs like the
mega-hit "Symphony of Destruction," "Skin O' My Teeth," "Foreclosure of a
Dream," and "Sweating Bullets" are among the band's best. The result, Countdown
to Extinction, was released in 1992, entering the charts at number two. The
record went double-platinum and became the band's biggest hit, confirming that
they had retained their audience in the wake of grunge.
Countdown to Extinction, the second Megadeth album featuring both virtuoso
guitarist Marty Freidman, and hard hitting drummer Nick Menza, is considered by
critics and fans worldwide as the bands most critical release in their entire
catalog. Heralded as one the 90’s most popular hard rock/metal releases of the
decade, this newly remastered/remixed release features remixes directly by Dave
Mustaine, rare bonus tracks, as well as, alternate takes of originally released
songs. Truly a must have for the Megadeth fan, as well as, any die hard hard
This album reached #2 on US Billboard charts and is certified double Platinum.
Countdown to Extinction is the largest commercial success in Megadeth's history.
The album was nominated for a "Best Metal Performance" Grammy.
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's Gain 2 System (Greater Ambient Information Network)
24-karat gold remastering will crack your cranium on this metal masterpiece from
Megadeth! Applauded by critics and fans alike, Countdown the Extinction is al
ultra hard rock album that truly stands the test of time. Featuring the intense
guitar fury of Metallica cofounder Dave Mustaine and Shrapnel superstar Marty
Friedman, coupled with the pounding thunder of bassist Dave Ellefson and drummer
Nick Menza, this album cemented Megadeth's eternal standing as keepers of the
faith and true metal gods. Play it LOUD!
• 24 Kt Gold Collector's Edition
• Audiophile Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
1. Skin O' My Teeth
2. Symphony of Destruction
3. Architecture of Aggression
4. Foreclosure of a Dream
5. Sweating Bullets
6. This Was My Life
7. Countdown To Extinction
8. High Speed Dirt
10. Captive Honour
11. Ashes In Your Mouth
12. Crown of Worms
13. Countdown To Extinction (Demo)
14. Symphony Of Destruction (Demo)
15. Psychotron (Demo)