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Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! (Remixed / Expanded)
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|8. These Boots|
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Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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)
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.
Most recent customer reviews
Classic first album and the remaster definitely holds up! Sounds amazingPublished 4 months ago by Damian Murphy
Only complaint is that this remastered/released contains a censored version of, "These Boots? This song isn't even listenable...the censor beeping becomes overwhelming.Published 13 months ago by Colin Gale
A good album but the remix could be better. The song "These Boots" is funny but it is kind of a bummer that it is partially censored. Lee Hazlewood is such a dick!Published 17 months ago by Bruiser
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 morePublished on March 7 2006 by VIC RATTLEHEAD
This album is the firt ever done by Megadeth but remasterd. (I have the old one) but I think I can revie it. Read morePublished on July 15 2004
I've always liked this album, and the remastering job is pretty good (though I still like the original as well). Read morePublished on July 6 2004 by Alan