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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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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 (...Read more ›
black mail the universe 9/10
die dead enough 10/10
kick the chair 9.5/10
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!!
If you check they had an ungoing battle that never ends like risk - load and re-load(do I even have to explain this?Read more ›
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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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 morePublished on Oct. 27 2012 by C. Skinner
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 morePublished on Sept. 22 2007 by T. Skylar
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 morePublished on April 8 2007 by D. Roy
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 morePublished on July 21 2006 by Jason Hutton
this is a pretty good come back album by megadeth. not like there old days but its still pretty good. Read morePublished on March 16 2006 by kirk
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 morePublished on May 31 2005
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 morePublished on Oct. 28 2004 by dean
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 morePublished on Oct. 20 2004 by Phil GomeZ