Megadeth   Killing Is My Business... The Final Kill
Release Date: 2018

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4.5 superbplease support my gofundme to buy more darkthrone records | June 27th 18

I've always thought the original version of Megadeth's debut album was severely held back by its incredibly low-budget production and mix. At the same time, with how poorly the 2004 Megadeth reissues were handled, I was a bit hesitant when Dave Mustaine announced that Killing Is My Business was getting a completely remixed and remastered version this year to celebrate the band's 35th anniversary.

Thankfully, I can say this release is a near-complete success that improves on the original in almost every possible way and really brings out the brilliance that was hampered by its poor sound.

The one notable drawback I can point to (besides the largely expendable but ultimately irrelevant live and demo bonus content) is the re-recorded vocals on the cover of These Boots. While it sounds like they tried to blend it in as best as they could, it's impossible not to notice the difference in Dave's voice between now and then. That said, considering the circumstances involving the altered lyrics and subsequent legal threats from the song's writer, the decision to redo the vocals with the original lyrics intact was probably the better option over censoring or omitting it completely as done in the past.

Despite this shortcoming, in all this was a superbly done revamp of a criminally underappreciated album and sits firmly as one of the best remixed and remastered reissues I've heard.

edit: dedes that's not nice to say about poor Vic Rattlehead

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0.0 KingDweedle | June 27th 18

The person above me is big gay lol. r

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5.0 classicBerryGarlicia | December 13th 18

This is the best sounding version of this album and one of few good Megadeth remasters

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4.0 excellentsohudrk | April 20th 19
3.5 greatMatthias812 | March 15th 19
3.5 greatGbhill | February 20th 19
4.0 excellentInsurrection | February 12th 19
4.0 excellentJesuslaves | January 3rd 19
4.5 superbMrOblivion | October 12th 18
4.5 superbkempokid | September 1st 18
4.0 excellentTenebraeInvictus | July 17th 18
4.0 excellentIsoSubject5 | July 3rd 18
3.5 greatterriblekonrad | July 1st 18

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