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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 (78 customer reviews)
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Ultra heaviest, ultra furious thrash metal Nov. 11 2013
By Derek Draven TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Dave Mustaine's unceremonious and ugly departure from Metallica in the early 1980s is the stuff of heavy metal history books. Mustaine's heavy drug and alcohol use fueled his loose-cannon temperament; itself fueled by the seething rage and angst of a messy childhood, an abusive father, and an inferiority complex. In short, the perfect cocktail for manic, terrifying heavy metal rife with lyrics certain to anger Sunday churchgoing parents and left wingers everywhere. 'Killing Is My Business' was the first aural delivery by Megadeth, the band Mustaine formed for the sole purpose of getting revenge on Metallica, and it has stood as a vital pillar of the early thrash metal movement to this day.

Low production values and frequent spats with Combat Records meant that the original version of 'Killing' never lived up to the band's original vision. The Expanded Remix edition rectifies all of these issues, right down to the album artwork, making it a better, stronger, more cohesive record. The new remix is much more full, and sounds wonderful, with Gar Samuelson's thundering drums in the middle of the frantic guitars, instead of wedged in the background. Samuelson's fluent jazz fusion skills marry perfectly with the remix, creating a sense of fluency within Mustaine's psycho-violent song structure. David Ellefson's bass guitar hangs like a dark canopy over the cacophony of aggressive riffs and screaming solos, never intrusive, yet never far away. Then there's the tag team of Mustaine and Chris Poland, both of whom bounce back and forth between skin-shredding rhythm work and blazing solos, each attempting to outdo the other.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not to good July 15 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is the firt ever done by Megadeth but remasterd. (I have the old one) but I think I can revie it.
The album is more a collector thing it's not the record you would put and listen to beacuse you think it's good. The producing has made it sound cheap and bad, you can almost not hear the singing and the sound is very raw.
Even tho ther are some good bits and Killing is my bui... are quiet okay but I would not recomend it for a new fan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Birth of Deth July 6 2004
By Alan
Format:Audio CD
I've always liked this album, and the remastering job is pretty good (though I still like the original as well). The CD also has liner notes from Mustaine and Ellefson which are interesting and sometimes funny. The downside is that to include "These Boots", the band had to censor any lyrical differences from the original version. It's actually kind of funny -- by the end, there's just a continuous beep to censor the altered lyrics. A very good album.
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Business is very good
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. Read more
Published on July 3 2004 by Janine Lizarraga
3.0 out of 5 stars A so-so cd, technical, yet undeveloped
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. Read more
Published on May 23 2004 by Cory G.
4.0 out of 5 stars Remixes, Remixes
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... Read more
Published on May 6 2004 by AOI
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Ooh boy a remastered early thrash classic with extra tracks!
This is probably Megadeth's most undderated album.Although Hit Parader magazine was smart enough to put this in the Top 100 Hard Rock CDs Of All Time most critics overlook this... Read more
Published on April 4 2004 by J. Parmelee
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