At least, to me, it showed not even Megadeth were safe from the commercial, everyone-copy-whatever-Metallica-or-Nirvana-does-or-you-won't-be-a-success fad in the 90s that plagued and claimed so many other thash bands in its wake (thank god we have death metal and black metal). You can definitely hear their older stuff included in here too. I would suggest hearing this in pieces the first time around in order to notice the differences. Countdown to Extinction was Megadeth's first step into the world of mainstream music. We’re all familiar with Megadeth’s precision and mind-blowing technicality along with their overall attitude and subject matter, and we know how well this works with the speed of their earlier material. They show the primitive form, and had every song contained the production of these, nobody would bat an eye. The explosion from the exponential generator is supposed to be powerful enough to destroy the Earth, and yet the actual explosion is so small, all it does is knock Starscream out of the air. Countdown to Extinction reached #2 in the American charts. During the battle, the Darkspear trolls and the Horde managed to escape the Sea Witch and her murlocs. The song starts off with a simple, yet eerie guitar riff, which is followed by a long spoken section in which Dave talks to himself. On to the songs; instead of trying to create another try-hard and boring thrash metal record, the 'Deth boys were able to forge a true heavy metal classic. In fact, Starscream's nose changes color a lot throughout this episode, too much to mention. Ashes In Your Mouth is easily the highlight. With Corey Burton, Christopher Collins, Scatman Crothers, Peter Cullen. There are a few excellent songs on here, but there's also some less than ideal songs. It has less sibilance even on the inner tracks. Enjoy Countdown to Extinction. We'll make them regret undooming themselves. The lyrical structure, lyrical execution, vocal effects, and the lyrics themselves. The atmosphere of the guitar can be described as “doomier” than previous four albums. The creativity within these tracks is pretty unrecognizable as well, because of how brutally it was sterilized- a thing which is evident in some of the stronger and mediocre tracks as well. The amps finally do have indication that Megadeth do have mids on their amps unlike previous albums. The band hasn't entirely lost touch with its past self, as there are a few moments which remind us of older Megadeth. Skywarp is drawn delivering Thundercracker's "He's gone!" On the other hand, the only filler in the album is Sweating Bullets, a song that has nothing interesting to offer, mediocre and boring and one that I personally despise. Whether Countdown to Extinction turned out better than Metallica’s black album, or in fact the other way around, is the topic of another discussion. What bass guitar?). Youthanasia is basically Countdown Part II but even more commercial. Really folks, you could be the last person on planet Earth stuck in a hangar one hundred miles away from the nearest oasis, and listening to these tracks would still be embarrassing. That doesn't necessarily mean it IS better. I like Dave's vocals on Countdown to Extinction a lot more than on any other album. The very mechanical feel means that everything sounds somewhat bassy. The next few tracks, This Was My Life, (a great "Hey, why don't I murder my girlfriend?" Countdown to Extinction is just ok too. Metallica's 1991 release's main downfall, for me, was its overall length. The album was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 1993 Grammy Awards. "Watch it, you metallic mini-meatball, or I'll step on you! 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