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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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1. Blackmail The Universe
2. Die Dead Enough
3. Kick The Chair
4. The Scorpion
5. Tears In A Vial
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 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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4.0 out of 5 stars THE SYSTEM FAILED, BUT SO WHAT? Dec 17 2004
By 1.
Format:Audio CD
The system has failed? If that is true, then what are you going to do about it? Dave Mustaine decided to get a band together and put out a new heavy metal album.
MEGADETH seems to be intent on serving up a mix of leftist punk political commentary, overlaid with dark occultism and conspiratorial paranoia. Lyrically, as a comment on politics or government, it is absurdly silly.
However, the CD has several qualities that redeem it from the moronic lyrical content.
After Dave Mustaine was diagnosed in early 2002 with radial neuropathy (a surprisingly common 'occupational hazard' for guitarists) he was forced to disband MEGADETH after nearly 20 years of recordings & tours. At that time, few people seemed to care because Megadeth had long passed its prime.
Instrumentally, this is the strongest work since PEACE SELLS BUT WHO'S BUYING. Of course, everything Megadeth does is compared to that album (their high water mark), but this time out, the band has managed to re-achieve those heights.
The abysmal quality of metal releases in 2004 makes this album even more worthy of notice. This really blows away almost all of the 2004 competition. It's not a great album in any enduring or classic sense. But it is the kind of 'comeback' and attempt to return to glory that old warhorses like Metallica and Aerosmith seem completely incapable of producing these days.
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1.0 out of 5 stars It's Over Sept. 25 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What separated Deth from other metal bands was their brilliant songwriting. Dave could write epic tunes as well as catchy 3-minute ditties. Take "Train of Consequences" or "Symphony of Destruction" - these are extremely well-crafted pop tunes except done with distorted guitars and pounding drum and bass. If Megadeth had been a rock band (as opposed to Metal), they would probably have been the biggest band in the world simply because they could write great songs.
Unfortunately on this album, the songwriting is just not there. Apart from the first single, all the songs are weak and lack direction or purpose. It sounds like one of those second-rate metal acts that have 30 different riffs in a song with 3 or 4 drawn out solos. They have great technical skill but can't make a tune out of it.
In my opinion, Dave's songwriting started to go sour on Youthanasia. A couple of the tracks on that album just didn't cut it. Almost half of Cryptic Writings was poor. I can't comment on the albums after that cuz I don't have them. The only reason I bought this album was because of the single. Too bad the rest of the album didn't live up to expectations. Sorry Dave, its over.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This album did not fail!!!
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! Read more
Published 22 months ago by C. Skinner
4.0 out of 5 stars The System Has Failed, but Mustaine Has Succeeded!
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. Read more
Published on Feb. 18 2010 by LeBrain
4.0 out of 5 stars Still Alive And Well?
INTRO:Megadeth has been known for their trash metal style and over the top music that has no limit.Since a couple of years they seem like they lost their edge. Read more
Published on Sept. 22 2007 by Tommy Sixx Morais
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard and heavy, powerful
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... Read more
Published on April 8 2007 by D. Roy
5.0 out of 5 stars Megadeth is back with a more aggressive edge.
Megadeth is one of the best metal bands of all-time and this is one of my favorite Megadeth albums. Kick the Chair, Blackmail the Universe and The Scorpion are the best songs on... Read more
Published on July 21 2006 by Vader
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good come back album
this is a pretty good come back album by megadeth. not like there old days but its still pretty good. Read more
Published on March 16 2006 by kirk
5.0 out of 5 stars This album kicks ass, one of their best
The system has failed, but megadeth hasnt. There way better than Mettalica IS (not was). St Anger doesnt hold a candle to this record, MUSTAINE FOREVER!! Read more
Published on May 31 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars Dave Mustaine is back
There is only a word to discribe the new album by one of the greatest metal bands ever, great. If you own the previous albums, I would compare it to a perfect mix of Rust in Peace... Read more
Published on Oct. 28 2004 by dean
5.0 out of 5 stars YEAHHH!! Megadeth is back with a vengeance!!
I'll admit i DO prefer metallica (old metallica at least) But ive always loved megadeth. And any megadeth CD is better than anything from metallica after the black album. Read more
Published on Oct. 20 2004 by Phil GomeZ
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Job!!!
ive loved megadeth right when i first started listening to them. they proved to metallica that they are the better band lyricly and that they can write songs alot more efficiantly. Read more
Published on Sept. 27 2004 by zack
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