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Greatest Hits: Back to the Start (Audio CD),28 June, 2005|
List price $24.98
Essential to the start of your 'Deth experience... / 5
Greetings, shopper. It seems you have stumbled upon this album titled "Greatest Hits: Back To The Start" by this band called "Megadeth". Maybe you have heard of them in your life. Maybe you haven't. Maybe you are a metal fan, but are just looking to get into this band. Well, look no further. Because this little band is "The Band" to listen to. Your opinion on music, in general, will change with the first time you listen to these guys. Maybe your life will be forever changed. Hell, you have come across a man named Dave Mustaine, probably one of the most revered guitarists in metal, and probably one of the most unique voices you will ever hear.
To the point. Megadeth is the best band from the 1980's and the early 1990's. Out of the "Big Four Of Thrash", Megadeth takes number One! You mean better then Slayer? Yep! Better then Anthrax? For sure! And you mean better then the ever-so-greatly-overrated and sellouts that haven't made something good since 1988? You bet. Megadeth may be underrated, and Mustaine underappreciated, but that doesn't take away from the pure ownage they unload into their music. They have the perfect formula: great guitars, killer bass, drums that would kick Lars Ulrich's behind any day, snarling vocals, and scathing political lyrics and a strange sense of sarcasm and humor in them. Yes, since the beginning this band has done it all.
If you do not own any Megadeth albums, then click the "Add To Cart" button at the top hand of your screen right now. Then choose One-Day Shipping at the checkout screen. It is that essential to have now. This compilation is the best one to have. Not only does it have 17 stand-out tracks from Megadeth's entire career up to 2004, but each track has been remixed and remastered by Dave Mustaine himself (just like Megadeth's entire back catalogue). Even though some of the vocals have been re-recorded and butchered, you will never know! Which is a relief.
So, onto the album. The minute you put this CD in, you hear probably the greatest metal song of all-time, "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due". This 6-minute guitar composition is pure ownage. The solos are unbelievable, with an amazing outro. This song made me a metalhead, and maybe it can make you one, too! The next song is "In My Darkest Hour", a song dedicated to Metallica's bassist Cliff Burton. Another 6-minute masterpiece. Next is probably Megadeth's most famous song, "Peace Sells". This is my favorite Megadeth song, and what a bass line in the beginning. "Sweating Bullets" remains a fan favorite, as we see Mustaine's sarcasm here. The next four tracks, "Angry Again", "A Tout Le Monde", "Trust" and "Kill The King" are perfect examples of good songs. "Kill The King" and "Angry Again" are two rarities. "Trust" is descent, and "A Tout Le Monde", a song about suicide, is the best song from their "Youthanasia" album.
The second half of the CD is just as good as the first. "Symphony Of Destruction" is Megadeth's most commercially successive song, and even though it isn't as complex as their other stuff, it is still a great song nontheless. "Mechanix" is the early version of Metallica's "The Four Horsemen", when Dave Mustaine was them in the early 80's. It annihilates the Metallica version. And it's about Mustaine fantasizing about nailing the rich women when he worked at a mechanic (hence the song name). "Train Of Consequences" is next, and another good song at that.
The next two songs define what heavy metal is about. "Wake Up Dead" is a classic 'Deth song. It is apart of their famous 1986 thrash masterpiece "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?". The next song, "Hangar 18", has FIVE solos! All of them are amazing, and really is better then Metallica has ever done. "Dread And The Fugitive Mind" is another rarity. I actually love this song. The next three tracks "Skin O' My Teeth", "She-Wolf" and "Prince Of Darkness" are not my favorite songs, but they are still good. And that's the compilation for you. The perfect one to get you started on one of the best metal bands of all-time!
You take great pride in never having lived up to anything
Lie, steal, cheat and kill, a real bad guy
Your daddy is a wino, and your mommy is quite insane
From alter boy to sewer rat, you don't give a damn
Your sister is a junkie, gets "it" any way she can
Your brother's a gay singer in a stud leather band
Your girlfriend's got herpes to go with your hep and AIDS
There ain't one person you know you ain't ripped off yet.
Look deep in the mirror, look deep into its eyes
Your face is replaced, a creature you despise
but I know what you're made of, it ain't much I'm afraid
I know you'll be lying until you dying day
Make up your stories, truth's so hard to say
Brain is numb and your tongue will surely dig your grave
Your mind is sickly from Alzheimer's Disease
And decadence and debauchery killed your memories
You're a liar, liar, liar, everyone can see
Liar, liar, [liar,] it's all you'll ever be
Liar, liar, liar, it's what you mean to me
Liar, liar, lies...
Start trouble, spread pain
Piss and venom, in your veins
Talk nasty, breathe fire
Smell rotten, you're a liar
Sweat liquor, breathe snot
Eat garbage, spit blood
Diseased, health hazard
Scum bag, filthy bastard
Greasy face, teeth decay
Hair matted, drunk all day
Abscessed, sunken veins
Rot gut, scrambled brain
Steal money, crash cars
Rob jewelry, hock guitars
Rot in hell, it's time you know
To your master, off you go
You're a liar
A fucking liar
You fucking liar
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