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Countdown to Extinction (Or just the 10 best Megadeth songs of all time)

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by Salla Harjula

  1. Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! 1985)

Megadeth’s debut isn’t the most original thrash album ever, but it gave us… Megadeth. And this song is ace.


  1. Train of Consequences (Youthanasia 1994)

How do you make a guitar riff sound cheeky? Tell me your secrets, Dave Mustaine!

  1. Take No Prisoners (Rust In Peace, 1990)

Megadeth at its angriest and proggiest. It’s not a bad look.

  1. The Scorpion (The System Has Failed, 2004)

Unnamed members of The Big Four: See? You can stay relevant in the 21st century. Just write awesome songs.

  1. A Tout Le Monde (Youthanasia, 1994)

The slow ballad was never what Megadeth was about to me. When they do it right, though…

  1. Architecture of Aggression (Countdown To Extinction, 1992)

This album is legend from start to finish. The big hits sometimes overshadow gems like this one.

  1. Angry again (Last Action Hero Soundtrack, 1993)

A one off written for a Schwarzenegger film, this riffy ditty stayed a classic.

  1. My Last Words (Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? 1986)

A definitive piece of rock history, this epic is simultaneously facetious and deeply poignant.

2. Sweating Bullets (Countdown To Extinction, 1992)

This is Megadeth. Hilarious and roguish and a razor sharp message. (Also. Stellar song.)

  1. Peace Sells (Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? 1986)

Me. I’m buying. We’re all buying. Thanks, Megadeth. With love, The World.

And let’s not forget about the album we’re currently waiting for…Dystopia.

15 albums later and Megadeth are still releasing music that will be remembered for decades.

Tour Dates with Children of Bodom

Presented by HEAVY Music Magazine

PERTH – Friday 16th October – Metro City

SYDNEY – Sunday 18th October – Hordern Pavilion

MELBOURNE – Monday 19th October – Festival Hall

BRISBANE – Wednesday 21st October – Eatons Hill

All tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 24th August at 10.00am local time.

For tour details and ticket information, visit this link.


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