Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Megadeth Discography Pt. 2

Well I decided to go ahead and post a little look at some of my other compilations that I have by Megadeth. I will not look at the live concert I recorded off of the radio due to the fact that it is not an official release by the band, but there's a greatest hits compilation, rarities compilation and a bonus live CD.

This is a six-song bonus disc that came with the Countdown to Extinction album. It features a decent look at several of their big songs up until that point. No songs were picked from the debut album, but there is one song each from Peace Sells and Rust in Peace, and two songs from So Far, So Good and Countdown. The "Symphony of Destruction" track is my favorite because it is played faster and with more intensity than the album version. I have never been a big fan of their Sex Pistols cover, so I could throw away the last track. The rest are quality recordings of very good Megadeth songs.

This is an EP collection of songs that have appeared on various soundtracks and other compilations. There are some great songs on here, such as "Angry Again" and "99 Ways to Die". There's also a couple of clunkers, in particular "Problems", another punk cover. Overall though, this is a great pickup for a Megadeth fan as it has a bunch of their early rare tracks. The other way to get these at the time this was released was to pick up a bunch of soundtrack albums that may not be worth it. Of course now that there's downloading, this would no longer be necessary.

This is the first of the band's greatest hits compilations and features music up through Risk. It also features two new tracks, "Kill the King" and "Dread and the Fugitive Mind", the latter of which later appeared on The World Needs a Hero. It also featured a medley of a bunch of songs at the end. This is an okay compilation but there are not really any surprises on it and there are far too many later-era songs. The songs are all in reverse chronological order as well, which just is not that creative. Still it's a decent way to get most of the band's big hits.

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