Countdown To Extinction

Label
Capitol Records
Release date
14 Jul 1992
Running length
15 tracks
Running time
56:44

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Skin O' My Teeth (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:16 1,745
2 Symphony Of Destruction (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:07 4,484
3 Architecture Of Aggression (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 04) 3:39 574
4 Foreclosure Of A Dream (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:22 1,566
5 Sweating Bullets (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:27 2,811
6 This Was My Life (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 04) 3:43 466
7 Countdown To Extinction (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:55 1,257
8 High Speed Dirt (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 04) 4:21 438
9 Psychotron (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 04) 4:41 330
10 Captive Honour (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 04) 4:14 345
11 Ashes In Your Mouth (2004 Digital Remaster) 6:14 837
12 Crown Of Worms (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:17 828
15 Psychotron (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:28 183

About this album

Countdown to Extinction is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Megadeth, released in 1992. It is the band’s best-selling album selling over two million copies and achieving Double platinum status. The album also produced the band’s most successful hit singles: “Symphony of Destruction”, “Sweating Bullets”, “Skin O’ My Teeth” and “Foreclosure of a Dream”.

Countdown to Extinction was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 1993 Grammy Awards.

Countdown to Extinction was the second album featuring the Dave Mustaine/David Ellefson/Nick Menza/Marty Friedman line-up. It was produced by Mustaine and Max Norman at The Enterprise in Burbank, California. It was pre-produced by Ryan Greene.

The band’s change in musical style meant that many songs on the album follow a more traditional hard rock structure, with verses and choruses (unlike many of the band’s previous albums). The album is the band’s most commercially successful album to date.

Like its predecessor, many of the songs on the album have political and military undertones. For example, “Symphony of Destruction” is a song about military dictators, “Architecture of Aggression” focuses on the military-industrial complex, and “Ashes in Your Mouth” concentrates on the negative aftermaths of war (“sweet taste of vindication, it turns to ashes in your mouth”).

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  • Cacnep

    Favourite Megadeth's album. Love it from the beginning to the end.

    24 Jan 8:40pm Reply
  • HaohmaruXXX

    I hate ahcey breaky heart. No wonder the world hates america so much.

    7 Jan 8:28pm Reply
  • AHEADER

    best one

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • CountOfTuscany_

    Crown Of Worms <3

    2 Sep 2014 Reply
  • hydra_fm

    Damn! I can't find the original album, just the horrible remaster! >_< [2]

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • nanjamonja

    Damn! I can't find the original album, just the horrible remaster! >_<

    15 Apr 2014 Reply
  • tarciziow

    "it aint half as good as the black album.. " yep it's a lot better

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Klaopan

    I love this album.

    24 Feb 2014 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    the lyrics on this record are so darn good.

    7 Feb 2014 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    ashes in your mouth... BEST MEGADETH ALBUM FOR SURE.

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    superb album. Love it to death

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • DonMatt447

    Psychotron, This is my life, CtE, Ashes in your mouth. Awesome album

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • cicerometallica

    Awesome record by megadeth, so many great songs, and solos.This album is mutch more melodic than R.I.P, but its a really nice record. 9,5/10

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    Black Albums only has a couple of good songs, the rest are crap.

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    "it aint half as good as the black album.. " yep it's a lot better

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • matheusramone10

    "it aint half as good as the black album.. " yep it's a lot better [3]

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • IronPenguin

    @Leonardo1819 speaking from the POV of someone who was in to metal generally, rather than a thrash puritan, it was the album that really introduced me to them. More specifically, Symphony of the Destruction was the song that made me a Megadeth fan. I went back and bought all RiP, PS ... BWB and SFSGSW and loved them all, but this was the album that started it for me.

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Killed-By-Death

    Those of you who are saying this is Megadeth's best album obviously haven't heard Peace Sells or Rust in Peace. [2]

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • IBrokeTheOath

    Those of you who are saying this is Megadeth's best album obviously haven't heard Peace Sells or Rust in Peace.

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • KeIemvor

    "it aint half as good as the black album.. " yep it's a lot better

    14 Sep 2012 Reply
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