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Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! (Remixed / Expanded)

Megadeth Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
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1. Last Rites/Loved To Death - Megadeath
2. Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! - Megadeath
3. The Skull Beneath The Skin - Megadeath
4. Rattlehead - Megadeath
5. Chosen Ones - Megadeath
6. Looking Down The Cross - Megadeath
7. Mechanix - Megadeath
8. These Boots
9. Last Rites/Loved to Deth (Unreleased Original 1984 Demo)
10. Mechanix (Unreleased Original 1984 Demo)
11. The Skull Beneath the Skin (Unreleased Original 1984 Demo)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of an era March 27 2006
Format:Audio CD
KIMB holds a special place in many Metalhead's hearts for being such a departure from medium-paced, carefully thought out song structures. This album is blazingly fast, and seems to race right to the end of it's relatively short running time, but you'll have windburn by the time it's all over!
Dave Mustaine's drug dependancies are quite obvious here. A simple listen to the highly aggressive structuring of each track will reveal the intensity, energy, and anger of the man at that time period. In fact, I dare say that if it were not for the incredible skill of Gar Samuelson on drums (a former jazz-fusion player), the album could have been reduced to an absolute mess. Odd-time signatures run rampant throughout the album, but the double-whammy assault of Samuelson on drums, and Chris Poland on guitar manage to add a very keen sense of harmony and flow from beginning to end.
The tracks themselves are quite bleak and angry, but contain a high octane energy and a sneering sense of humour that keep the material from becoming depressing. This album is driven by rhythm, first and foremost, with melody coming in a somewhat distant second. It certainly isn't the greatest Megadeth offering, nor the most technically precise, but it's a debut album that refused to settle in nicely, and instead just drove through the doors like a Mack truck. It certainly gives Metallica's "Kill Em' All" a solid one-two punch, being faster, harder, more complex, and a bigger joy to listen to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing "Orwellian" here... Nov. 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
There have been some reviews of this re-release by people who obviously don't know much about WHY it was re-mastered & re-mixed. This isn't just a case of CDs sounding better than analog tape. There are some guitar parts on this that weren't even on the original release. Those aren't newly recorded parts either, they were recorded with the rest of the original album. Not only that, but it sounds to me like there are alternate takes of guitar and vocal parts used here. The way it sounds now is the way the band wanted it to sound back then, with full advantage taken of advances in sound technology. As for the people complaining about the bleeping in "These Boots", they obviously never read what Dave Mustaine wrote in the CD booklet about it. For legal reasons, the song would have either been left off or altered the way that it has been. For those who don't want it on the album: make a copy of the CD and leave "These Boots" off.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Business is very good July 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
Im only 14 years old but Megadeth is my favorite band. All that kids listen to is crap like rap and wannabie rockers. This is one the most underated Speed/Thrash Album. Metallica's "Kill em All" was the first thrash album but Megadeth made it faster, harder, and meaner. It might take a while for new listeners I would recomend "Rust in Peace" or "Countdown to Extinction." The demos on this CD are pretty cool and the commentary by Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson on each track are really cool.
Last Rites/Loved To Death (9/10)
Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good (11/10)(The best track)
The Skull Beneath The Skin (10/10)
Rattlehead (10/10)
Chosen Ones (9/10)
Looking Down The Cross (9/10)
Mechanix (11/10)(Pretty much "The Four Horsmen" by Metallica but two times faster and two times better)
These Boots (4/10)(Would be a 9/10 but the F*king blips kill it)
This is a great Megadeth album but very very far from thier best. They're just getting warmed up.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A so-so cd, technical, yet undeveloped May 23 2004
By Cory G.
Format:Audio CD
I have the old version of the cd but I have listened to the remastered version and there's not much difference, the original didn't have bad production anyway. As for the bonus tracks, the cover of These Boots just sucks because of the annoying beep, the demos aren't bad but aren't something you're gonna listen to much.
The band is talented at this early stage. Kerry and Dave? Excellent guitar work, but their song writing is still undeveloped and although amazing skill is shown, things can get a tad boring occasionally. Also, they are very fast and the solos are damn excellent! Dave's vocals are pretty annoying, but they get better as time goes by on other albums. Drumming is pretty good. Nothing too special, but not bad by any means. Better than Lars Ulrich! The bass is fantastic but in some songs it's very hard to hear.
Some of the lyrics are stupid, but then again so are some of Metallica's, although their debut was better. Do I have a problem with Dave getting kicked from Metallica? No way! It worked for the better. Now after that happened we ended up with two great thrash bands instead of one!
As for the songs there is some filler(probably not intentional, as I said their song writing skills aren't fantastic yet), and that coupled with Dave's vocals led me to the verdict that this album deserves 3 stars, not a bad cd, but not essential. If you're an old fan, it's up to you whether you buy it or not, new fans, start elsewhere.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Remixes, Remixes May 6 2004
Format:Audio CD
Well, here we go, time to buy another version of a classic album you already own. Don't get me wrong, this album is excellent, and provides a stunning document as to what a band can do when they don't yet see the potential profit to come. But that aside, I noticed some bitching about how the sound quality isn't what was expected. So they took the same master tracks they recorded WAAAAAY back in 1985, mixed them together digitally instead of analogously, pooped it out on a CD that I bet was "digitally mastered", and here we are. A long time ago (not as far back as 78s), LPs were recorded in one track mono. Along came two track stereo LPs, and record companies started reissuing mono recordings as "stereo", and would cheese it up by echoing the mono track in the second "stereo" track, to "enhance" the recording. Well, what do you think this is? Record companies reissuing albums on CD, and claiming they sound better when really, all you're hearing is the wider, flatter dynamic range inherent of CDs over their antiquated analogous counterparts. In other words, THIS IS WHAT THE MASTER TAPES SOUND LIKE. You can't change that. You can't make that better. You can't add detail that isn't there. Don't be duped by orwellian terms. Buy it if you don't own it, or you want the bonus tracks, not because you think it's going to sound better than your record or tape, or older CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very awesome record Megadeth rulz!!!
Published 2 months ago by Marklestat
4.0 out of 5 stars Ultra heaviest, ultra furious thrash metal
Dave Mustaine's unceremonious and ugly departure from Metallica in the early 1980s is the stuff of heavy metal history books. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Derek Draven
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME DEBUT!
i would buy this album rite now if HMV would freekin get it!!! here at sherway gardens in toronto, the hmv sucks, they barely have any cds! Read more
Published on March 7 2006 by VIC RATTLEHEAD
2.0 out of 5 stars Not to good
This album is the firt ever done by Megadeth but remasterd. (I have the old one) but I think I can revie it. Read more
Published on July 15 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars The Birth of Deth
I've always liked this album, and the remastering job is pretty good (though I still like the original as well). Read more
Published on July 6 2004 by Alan
5.0 out of 5 stars 100 star!
this is a great thing, this is a real remastered
you can hear all thing very clear, dave vocal is full of emotion , the riff are crayy , also the solos, bassline and the... Read more
Published on May 5 2004
2.0 out of 5 stars Talentless waste of space
This is a band that says it has talent simply because it can make a lot of noise. A monkey can learn to pull strings on a piece of plastic, or hit cans with two sticks. Read more
Published on May 1 2004 by W. A Maxson
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
pour un cd fais avec 4000 dollars tres bon un de mes cd preferer de megadeth
Published on April 12 2004 by serge
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