Countdown to Extinction

Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction
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Based on 6 reviews
1992 Ratings: #157 / 377
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1992 Ratings: #104
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Discography Diaries #8: Megadeth
Album #5: Countdown to Extinction
Genre: Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
Date: 09/03/2021
Time: 4:40 PM

Next up in the Megadeth discography is 1992's 'Countdown to Extinction' which was released under Capitol Records once again. Many bands or artists can find difficulty in following up a record that's one of their most beloved and critically acclaimed, Megadeth face that situation on 'Countdown to Extinction' since their last album was the classic 'Rust in Peace', ... read more


Megadeth's attempt at making their own Black Album.

Fav tracks: Symphony of Destruction, Countdown to Extinction


Megadeth's Countdown to Extinction is a more stripped down sound compared to its predecessor, mirroring Metallica's shift from Thrash with it's self titled album. While I prefer Rust in Peace's thrashy technicality, this meat and potatoes version of Megadeth is iconic in its own right. The solo work is stellar, its melodic, heavy and tight. The production on the album is absolutely phenomenal as well.
While songs like Sweating Bullets and Symphony of Destruction are peak Megadeth, some of the ... read more


After the insanely well regarded 'Rust in peace' they decided to switch things up a bit with a slower tempo and more stripped back riffs. I think it works for the most part, most tracks on here were really fun especially tracks like 'Countdown to extinction', 'Symphony of destruction' and 'Sweating bullets' (hELlo mE!!!).

Dave actually tries to sing like a relatively normal person here and it works for the most part. I do still prefer the old Mustaine vocals and his voice honestly kinda blows ... read more


I love Megadeth, Dave mustaine is so cool too cool that I can’t even spell his name


You try to take his baaaaaaaaaallssss

Best Songs - Skin O' My Teeth, Symphony Of Destruction, Foreclosure Of A Dream, Sweating Bullets, Ashes In Your Mouth

Worst Song - Psychotron

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Added on: April 7, 2013