Megadeth
Killing Is My Business...


4.5
superb

Review

by sonictheplumber STAFF USER (107 Reviews)
August 2nd, 2010 | 66 replies | 6,764 views


Release Date: 1985 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The most underrated record ever?

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Megadeth rules.

This 1985 shredfest of destruction entitled Killing is my Business...and Business is Good! is probably the coolest album ever. Dave Mustaine's anger is fresh and feisty, much like his furious riffs, which are also fresh. Chris Poland plays like a demon from hell shot out of Satan's womb, and then he did some angel dust and picked up a guitar and joined Megadeth. And even on the debut, David Ellefson is playing like a thrashified Geddy Lee hyped up on crack and reading scales from the Necronomicon from Evil Dead II. And Gar Samuelson is the drummer.

The main song I want to talk about is the title track, which is a song so insanely thrashalicious that it makes my eardrums tingle with the sweet sounds of awesome. Its riff is so thrash that it transcends its own thrashiness and has a bit of a twang to it; almost as if this were Megadeth's attempt at a funky dance tune. If the top 40 wasn't lame, the song certainly could have been a number one hit and played in discos all across the world, even if it was 1985. The song is about killing, presumably the members of fellow (well, anti-fellow) thrashers Metallica, for reasons we all know.

In fact, there's a Metallica song here. Mechanix, which is Dave's song in the first place, and he took it and gave it the Megadeth sound that he has trademarked with pure power. It's the same as Metallica's Four Horsemen, but the pissed off power fest of Mustaine and company really shows how awesome they is.

And don't even get me started on These Boots. One example of a cover of an awesome song surpassing the awesome original.

Overall, Megadeth's debut is great for working out, or not. Buy this.



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SwimfanTheMovie
August 2nd 2010



22 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

a little short but a pretty good first review. i'll pos.

Erratic
August 2nd 2010



1120 Comments


First review? lol

tinkrbel
August 2nd 2010



1698 Comments


pretty good first review

im SURE u meant SIXTY-first
u just forgot the sixty
honest mistake it happens


KILL
August 2nd 2010



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"David Ellefson is playing like a thrashified Geddy Lee hyped up on crack and reading scales from the Necronomicon from Evil Dead II"

i love you

Digging: Gal Costa - Gal Costa

KILL
August 2nd 2010



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awesome, rattle your god damn head!

KILL
August 2nd 2010



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

maybe when i dont suck shit yea i dont know i was thinking of reviewing spiritual healing would be cool

Erratic
August 2nd 2010



1120 Comments


Uh I didn't neg this

KILL
August 2nd 2010



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea good point i will try and rip off chan or something

Erratic
August 2nd 2010



1120 Comments


I was responding to the guy that posted first.

u dumb bro

Erratic
August 2nd 2010



1120 Comments


nah man

too much heavy drinking

Erratic
August 2nd 2010



1120 Comments


I'm 18. haha

Ire
August 3rd 2010



41749 Comments


The most underrated record ever?


this has nothing to do with Omar Rodriquez.

Dryden
August 3rd 2010



12928 Comments


this has nothing to do with Omar Rodriquez.

Ire
August 3rd 2010



41749 Comments


dr2den

Dryden
August 3rd 2010



12928 Comments


was getting use to him for a while

Ire
August 3rd 2010



41749 Comments


but then dryden killed him

Counterfeit
August 3rd 2010



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

its got potential. But Mustaines vocals are so fucking bad in this one.

Terrifyer
August 3rd 2010



3403 Comments


can i say dre again now

KILL
August 3rd 2010



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the vocals rule in a bad way this is thrash stfu and waltz it up!

Terrifyer
August 3rd 2010



3403 Comments


exactly

dumb faggots need to go back to deftones



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