The World Needs a Hero



by met65 USER (7 Reviews)
June 20th, 2006 | 12 replies

Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist

The lineup-Dave Mustaine-Lead and rhythm guitarist/vocals,Dave Ellefson-Bass,Jimmy Degrasso-Drums, and Al Pitrelli-Lead and rhythm guitarist. This isn't their classic lineup(the Nick Menza and Marty Friedman lineup.), but I think they did alright on this album. The only problem in my opinion, is 1000 times goodbye. I don't like songs about breaking up, in my opinion. You may think differently.

Disconnect-Good song to start off the album. Great guitar and bass riffs, awesome drumming, and pretty good lyrics. After the second chorus, Dave goes into a bass riff for about 15 seconds. Shortly after, Dave and Al join Ellefson. Dave and Al both have solos near the end, but I have heard better solos by them. I guess it just fits the song. The only reason I didn't give this song a five is because I think it kind've drags near the end of the song.4/5

The World Needs a Hero- This song was inspired by something Dave read in either a book or a newspaper. I don't remember which one. Degrasso opens up this song with some drumming on the toms. Ellefson joins in with Jimmy and does a little jazzy bass line. Mustaine's singing, which I personally enjoy, comes in after about thirty seconds. The lyrics could've been better, in my opinion. That's the main thing that's wrong with the song.3/5

Moto-Psycho- The only song that they released as a single(and a video too) was Moto-Psycho. Instead of having an intro, they jump right into the song with the guitars. Cool solos by Pitrelli and Mustaine after each verse.(I like Mustaine's solo better.) There is almost nothing wrong with this song.5/5

1000 Times Goodbye- This is the song on the album I always skip. The intro is way to long, the guitar riffs are boring, and the worst part: the lyrics. The lyrics are about breaking up, which is probably most of the problem. Near the end, it gets worse. They through in some stupid conversation with Dave and his girlfriend.2.5/5

Burning Bridges- Burning Bridges has some of the best lyrics on this album, or even by Megadeth. Next to Moto-Psycho and Return to Hangar, Burning Bridges is the best song on the album. It has some great solos, much better than the ones in Disconnect.5/5

Promises- Another love song, but much better than 1000 Time Goodbye. The cellos and violins in the song fit, but I personally think it could do without them. This is the only song on the album that Dave didn't write by himself. Al helped with the lyrics on this one. The best part of this song is probably the chorus.3.5/5

Recipe For Hate...Warhorse- Again, we have another two part song.(Holy Wars...The Punishment Due, Good Mourning...Black Friday, Last Rites/Loved to Death.) It starts off with a very thrashy, and kind've annoying riff. You kinda want it to end after about 5 seconds. Right after, you get some more bassing by Ellefson, with Dave not really singing, but doing a character voice like in Dread and the Fugitive Mind, Symphony of Destruction, etc. Warhorse is the better half of the song, with some excellent solos at the end by both guitarists.4/5

Losing My Senses- This is another song I always skip. I try to listen to it, to see if it gets any better throughout the song, but it doens't. This is probably the only song by Megadeth that the singing irritates me.2.5/5

Dread and the Fugitive Mind- A classic. Well though out lyrics with a good message in them:Don't steal. Awesome bass and guitar riffs, solos, drumming, lyrics, almost everything. The only thing I thought that could've been better is Dave's solo.5/5

Silent Scorn- Silent Scorn is just a little intro for Return to Hangar. Nothing fancy in this song, but it has a little of trumpet playing somewhere in the middle of it.

Return to Hangar- Like the original, Return to Hangar doesn't have a lot of lyrics. Also, it's filled with solos like the orignal. This is the best song on the album, no doubt. Jimmy is at his best at drumming on this song, too. It can't beat it original, Hangar 18, but it is still worth listening to.5/5

When-This is the worst way to end an album. "No one hears a word I say. My prayers are never answered" are just some lyrics to give you a taste of this song. Actually, Dave isn't even singing them. He sounds like he belongs in some mental institute. The song is way to long, too.1.5/5

I hope you liked the review, and I hope it was better than my first one. The only problems with the album are When, 1000 times goodbye, and Losing My Senses. Please Comment.

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June 20th 2006


Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Thanks for the advice, dude!

June 20th 2006


Adequate second review. I'm not a big fan of this album though.

June 20th 2006


Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

yeah it's definitely not their best.

June 21st 2006


Album Rating: 3.5

Good review, but I don't agree with your track-ratings.

June 24th 2006


Album Rating: 4.0

MUCH better than your first one man

however, i suggest that you proofread a little better in the furture. it was all around a pretty good review but i don't see how return to the hangar beats


June 24th 2006


Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

thanks man.

blazeThis Message Edited On 06.24.06

October 17th 2006


Purdy good review. The format wasn't very good though. Try bolding song titles and italicizing (or whatever) album names. Also put a teensy bit more detail into your track-by-tracks. I'd suggest sticking with a criteria of some sorts where you talk about certain elements of a song (catchiness, mood, instrumentation, etc.). But again, good review. :thumb:

Moto Psycho is absolutely crazy.

October 26th 2006


Nice reveiw! But, I like the song 1000 Times Goodbye. Keep up the good work, man!

December 7th 2006


Album Rating: 3.5

Dread An The Fugitive Mind is the best song here that I've heard. Awesome review

January 10th 2007


Album Rating: 4.5

A killer album, and a true return to their roots. Althogh not as thrashy. Very catchy riffs throught.

I disagree with so many of your comments I am now conviniced your obviously not a fan.

Your comments like "He sounds like he belongs in some mental institute" shit me... Did you ever think it was supposed to sound like that?????? This is what I can the extra expression mustaine puts into his songs that make them so good. remember, know one could match his intensity !!!!

he is talking in a very bitter fashion and stuff. What do you want him to sing like, ????

The album press labeled this a slaming hard rock album and it truly is.

Disconnect, Burning bridges and Recipe For Hate...Warhorse are probably my favourites on the album.

February 3rd 2007


Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

i am more of a fan than you are! you don't even know me, and you say i'm not a fan? get laid and find someone to suck your vagina balls!

March 15th 2007


bump for that last comment it is lol

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