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World Needs a Hero Explicit Lyrics

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  • Audio CD (May 15 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00005EBQE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 229 customer reviews
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1. Disconnect
2. The World Needs A Hero
3. Moto Psycho
4. 1000 Times Goodbye
5. Burning Bridges
6. Promises
7. Racipe For Hate...Warhorse
8. Losing My Senses
9. Dread And The Fugitive Mind
10. Silent Scorn
11. Return To Hangar
12. When

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The lineup is different. The record company is new. But vitriol-tongued Dave Mustaine remains Megadeth's one constant. While more commercial and mature than such unbridled early releases as So Far, So Good . . . So What!, this follow-up to the poorly received Risk finds Megadeth mostly back to their metallic roots. Mustaine continues to alternately mine politics and self-reflection to good effect, and his solos still shred. The taut, hooky "Moto Psycho" is polished, millennial thrash, and though the rest of the material on this 12-song collection isn't as instantly memorable, it's certainly ambitious. Mustaine's biting vocal and the muscular musicianship of the powerful title track and the pained love-lost ode "1,000 Times Goodbye" hit the mark, as does the epic, string-laden ballad "Promises," though Mustaine's patented vocal seems out of place, as does the classical guitar on "Recipe for Hate . . . Warhorse." That said, old-school fans will worship the likes of "Moto Psycho" and the classic and brutal "Dread and the Fugitive Mind" and "Return to Hangar." --Katherine Turman

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Format: Audio CD
I think this is a great album. Megadteh have returned to their roots, although that does not necessarily mean that everything sounds like "Killing is My Business" or "Peace Sells," nor does it mean everything sounds like "Countdown" or "Cryptic." This disc finds Megadeth incorporating all of their previous sounds (very little of Risk, however). Songs like Disconnect and the wonderful Dread and the Fugitive Mind sound like Countdown/"Angry Again" era Megadeth while songs like the title track and the end of 1000 Times Goodbye recall some of the best moments of Peace Sells. Recipe For Hate/Warhorse brings a little Rust in Peace into the mix, as does Return to Hangar, while Moto Psycho and Losing My Senses sound like Risk extras to me. If there is one gripe about this record is that it contains a pet peeve of mine. Some people fixate on the Metallica/Megadeth connection, constantly comparing them, etc. I'm not one of those people. Megadeth's music and Metallica's music has always sounded vastly different to me, with a possible exception of Killing is my Business and Kill 'em all, which have some similar vibes going on (not counting Mechanix/Four Horseman). However, one person who does seem to occassionally fixate on the MD/Metallica connection seems to be none other than Dave Mustaine himself. The finale to this disc is the 9 minute "When". What a disappointment. The first half of the track rehashes Metallica's "Call of Kthulu" riff, and then launches into a generic remake of the Metallica concert staple "Am I Evil" which, though not written by the band, is certainly associated with them as they've been performing regularly live for well over ten years, and is featured on more than one of their discs. What a joke.Read more ›
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Format: Audio CD
This album might be Megadeth's history summarized into one album.
The first thrash releases are represented by the pounding beats and fast guitars of "Warhorse"
The early 90's are clearly here by "Return to Hangar" a continuation from the classic "Hangar 18" from the great "Rust In Peace", where we find fast speed riffs and beats and amazing shreding solos.
The "Countdown" times are heard in "Disconect" and "Dread and Fugitive Mind", still heavy, yet very melodic, easy to listen to, yet fast, thrashy and with awesome solos.
The later albums are represented by songs such as "Losing My Senses" and "Recipe For hate" slower and more experimental. Melodic and with interesting time signatures.
As for the rest the album is one of it's own, I never heard anything in Megadeth's previous albums like "Promises" (a ballad) or "Silent Scorn" (an acustic rhythm military sounding scary song) or "When" (almost a hard rock/metal epic where three riffs into several changes make it a pretty interesting song).
The other songs such as "Motopsycho" and "1000 times goodbye" finds Megadeth being just what they should be Megadeth, and you can't confuse them for any other band, they are fast, heavy, angry, melodic and fun to listen to.
Lyrically, the songs touch political subjects ("The World Needs a Hero", "Burning Bridges") as well as personal demons and lots of pain such as break up pain in "1000 times goodbye", "Promises" and others about straight hate and revenge such as "recipe for hate" and "when"
None the less, this album is without a doubt a great Megadeth album.
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Format: Audio CD
The second of the three main metal bands comeback albums (Iron Maiden's 'Brave New World' being the first one, and Metallica's, well uh...), and the second best as well. Iron Maiden's comeback was just an all out great album, and Metallica's St. Anger is flat out terrible. Now we have Megadeth's comeback album, and it seems more like a mixed bag. The album overall is kinda like a more metal yet more commercial Youthanasia, kinda hard to describe. The first song Disconnect, is a an AMAZING song, maybe the best since 'Countdown to Extinction' (the exceptions being Train of Consequences and Trust [Live]). But the rest of album seems to dwindle down after that. The intro and main riff are all great and would make a person think that this is going to be the album of the new decade, however, we were wrong. The title track seems to be a WAY more commercial Peace Sells, and Moto-Psycho is possibly the most commercial song Megadeth has ever done. 1000 Times Goodbye is okay, but it is better live, along with Burning Bridges. Same thing with Dread and the Fugitive Mind, but, the one other highlight on the album is Return to Hangar, a stellar song that does a great job of making a sequel to the orginal song. Overall, get this album if you enjoy Countdown to Extinction and Cryptic Writings.
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Format: Audio CD
Ok, ignoring the other reviews of this cd i'm going to start fresh..from my own mind here.
At first I was hesistant of this whole cd, b/c of the fact that Marty Friedman is now gone and Nick Menza has been gone. So I didnt get around to trying to listen to this cd for almost a year after it was released.. heh... big mistake. I judged this cd unfairly. Even though it doesnt have the same guitarist and drummer in it as it's been for soo many of Megadeth's albums.. they hardly miss a beat. The key words here are -Great Songs-. They took a step upwards from Risk and made this album a rocker for sure. Definite highlights on this cd are Disconnect, Moto Psycho, Burning Bridges, Losing My Senses and Dread & the Fugitive Mind. They all display a genuine sense of musicianship and killer riffs and licks..typical and expected of Megadeth's work. They give off a definite killer vibe and should be given more than a few listens before giving up on it. In my opinion, ALL great music takes several listens to get into... and this album is like that.
There are however a couple, here & there moments that I havent warmed up to yet and perhaps won't. Doing a part 2 to Hangar 18 was a lame idea..but hey a lot of fans love it. I have to admit though 'Return To Hangar' is a killer tune and has a beautiful-to-the-ears twin guitar harmonic part.. which follows into some good ol thrashing.. and there are some slower parts on the cd that seem to dwindle the vibe somewhat. But regardless, the positive aspects of this cd outweigh the bad..
So if you're even a small Megadeth fan at all.. you should be able to get into most of this cd... and for the typical Megadeth fan it is no question! get this cd! It has some purely incredible moments that have left me wanting more... Great licks, beautiful harmonies and killer vocals.. make this disc a memorable swansong from a legendary group!
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