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The System Has Failed [Enhanced, Import]

Megadeth Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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6. I Know Jack
7. Back In The Day
8. Something That I'm Not
9. Truth Be Told
10. Of Mice And Men
11. Shadow Of Deth
12. My Kingdom

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THIS IS NOT A RETURN TO FORM. THIS IS NOT A COMEBACK ALBUM. This is, simply, the finest, heaviest, most brutal & punishing Megadeth album Dave Mustaine has ever recorded. Having suffered a debilitating nerve injury in his hand two years ago, Megadeth's future was in serious limbo. Yet THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED returns Megadeth to the top of heavy metal's ruling class. This is Megadeth's crowning achievement. THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED begins with a kick to the aural senses with "Blackmail The Universe" & does not let up for the next 63 minutes. This is a heavy metal album in the purest sense: Guitar solos that defy technical logic, time signature changes that leave the mind reeling & melodic sensibilities that make this the MUST HAVE metal album of the year.

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4.0 out of 5 stars This album did not fail!!! Oct. 27 2012
Format:Audio CD
I was very impressed with this album especially after "the world needs a hero" and "risk". Not that those albums were awfull, O.K risk was!Not that the musician ship was bad, they are amazing musicians, but i didn't like alot on the album. There are songs on those albums that i like but i like this album so much more!I think it was a comeback for Megadeth. I really like "kick the chair", "Back in the day","Die dead enough" and the list goes on!Good riffs and very good lyrics!GET THIS ALBUM!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard and heavy, powerful April 8 2007
By D. Roy
Format:Audio CD
I was a big fan of Megadeth back in the late 80's, and the last album I bought was Rust In Peace. I recently rekindled my love for Megadeth when I purchased most of the remastered/remixed series of the old albums. I picked up The System Has Failed while I was here, and lo and behold - this is the best kept secret in Megadeth's arsenal.

The riffs are powerful and heavy, yet melodic at the same time. The lyrics are much, much better than some of the earlier material, and the songs will stay in your head for days. Mustaine's voice has much improved, yet it's still got that unique snarl to it.

Best songs on the album: Die Hard Enough, Scorpion, Tears in a Vial, Of Mice and Men, Truth be Told.

Great album from Megadeth - pick this one up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo Dave!!! Sept. 16 2004
By Sam
Format:Audio CD
Megadeth = Metal. This cd is awesome. I grew up listening to Megadeth and have been a huge fan but during Cryptic Writings I turned to Death and Black Metal (which I still love) because every other genre of Metal bored me (and still does!) but after buying this cd and the remasters, it renewed my love for the MIGHTY MEGADETH! Buy this cd! People keep comparing Megadeth with Metallica. Please stop! There is no comparison. Megadeth are much more talented in the lyric and musical composition department, they always have been. Megadeth is Metal, Metallica are Pop/Rock.
Welcome back Dave!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By LeBrain HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I honestly don't know if anyone rightfully expected a great Megadeth album in 2004. After all, their previous releases (Risk & The World Needs A Hero) were hardly awe-inspiring. It could be argued that Megadeth hadn't made a "real" metal album since 1990's Rust In Peace. Now we had this weird story about Megadeth breaking up due to Mustaine's nerve injury, a proposed solo album, and an aborted reunion where Menza wasn't up to snuff and Ellefson was trashing Mustaine in the press.

So, forgive me for being skeptical, I was not expecting much with The System Has Failed. However, I was soon blown away. What we have here started as a solo album with a backing band consisting of Jimmy Sloas and Vinny Coluito on bass and drums respectively. The icing on the cake, for me, was guitar solos by ex-Megadeth maestro Chris Poland. Wow. Poland's virtuoso jazzy off-kilter runs perfectly compliment this platter of metal perfection. Poland is the star of the show to this listener.

There aren't really any weak numbers on this CD. However, if you hate Dave's politics or Dave's religion, you will hate this album. Mustaine, a born-again Christian, is not shy about it. It's about time we had a metal band like Megadeth who aren't shy about their faith, and the lyrics are strong but not preachy. Dave's snarl is in ample supply, and when he goes toe-to-toe with Poland in the guitar solo department, it is pretty awe-inspiring.

The System Has Failed combines the sound of '92 Megadeth (Countdown) with nods and winks to the more melodic '97 Megadeth (Cryptic) combined with the heaviness of the 80's Megadeth. As such, this sounds like an album made for the fans. Anybody who's ever enjoyed a Megadeth album will find something to love here.

4 stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars acceptionaly good Feb. 27 2005
Format:Audio CD
I am acceptionaly happy with the out come of Megadeth's new album the System Has Faild. Most of this album is great but some parts of it leave you thinking in a wierd way and kind of bored, but once u listen to Truth Be Told, Kick The Chair, Black Mail The Unverse, Tears In A Vial, Scorpion, Die Dead Enough you begin to belive that these songs are just worth the album. I recomend this album to any megadeth fan. There are some sweet tunes that you can listen to, and will be rememberd.
black mail the universe 9/10
die dead enough 10/10
kick the chair 9.5/10
scorpion 10/10
tears in a vail 11/10 lol (my favourite song on the album)
know the jack 2/10 ...I dont see the point in this track its just a 40 second intro to somthing. but maybe you will see differently.
back in the day 9/10
somthing that im not 8/10
truth be told 10/10 my second favourite song on the cd
of mice and men 8/10
shadow of death 8/10 sounds pretty cool but too sort
my kingdom 9/10 good ending
Its not the best but i think its acceptionaly good
I am very picky and particular of what music i like so when i give a song 10/10 it means its perfect and i wont get bored of listeing to it.
SO GO OUT AND GET IT ITS WORTH IT!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME COMEBACK!! Jan. 3 2007
By Marie
Format:Audio CD
I am a thrash metal fan and this band and Metallica(Kill'em All- Black Album not very good but albums after this one REALLY SUCK) are my favorites but now a days with all this Nu-Metal crap Metal sucks. Now a days MetallicA made St. Anger trying to make a Heavier than previous albums album and it was horrible they've lost all hope the singer and all the instruments. Now Dave Mustaine comes back and makes an awesome album with solos (Way better than Kirk's wah-wah recent stuff) and very heavy songs. There are some songs that are not heavybutit doesn't sound like let's say Fuel EXTREMELY rock oriented. I really like this drummer he reminds me of how Lars played in And Justice for All it's really heavy(Now Lars is a grumpy tin can drummer) Mustaine's singing is pretty good and the music is catchy. If you like metal and are at least a bit open minded you will love this and if you are a MetallicA fan that is dissapointedat their recent albums and you like Kill 'em All- Justice 4 All and want to hear something made recently that isn't crappy Nu-Metal without solos and Linking Park stylish songs stop listening to all the bad things that they say about Dave Mustaine and go listen to this and you'll understand that Dave got kicked out because James and Dave in the same band was just too much greatness together, James, Lars's and Dave's ego was just to much.Old fans that saw Dave in a live concert with Metallica probably went with Megadeth when Kirk came or atleast when the black album came,because he was the spotlight of the shows, James was left in the shadows he probably couldn't take that after getting less shy.

If you check they had an ungoing battle that never ends like risk - load and re-load(do I even have to explain this?
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