Best Songs From Megadeth's Countdown to Extinction

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Countdown to Extinction is the fifth studio album by the American heavy metal band Megadeth. It was released on July 14, 1992 through Combat Records.

The Top Ten

1 Symphony of Destruction

BEST SONG! this is the best on the album, I love how it is so heavy! an epic song! - dragon13304

Awesome riff, vocals, Marty's solo - perfect song, nothing more to say.

So simplistic but het so complex. - me3p0

Love this song

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2 Ashes in Your Mouth

This album, like most Megadeth records, starts with high quality material and it remains consistent until you get to this song, where it peaks. This song should be in everyone's top 10 Megadeth songs. The intro, the riffs, the solos, the harmonies, the bass lines, the drum outro, the lyrics... Everything is top notch. It lacks the popularity of Symphony or Sweating Bullets, but I don't know why. Maybe it's too good for some people?

Well, I must say that this song is great... but then all the songs are great. It's impossible to select a single one.

Very good solos and vocals, might be one of Dave's best. The overall message of the song is great too.

1.Ashes In Your Mouth
2.Sweating Bullets
3.Symphony of Destruction
4.Psychotron
5.Skin o' My Teeth
6.Countdown to Extinction
7.Foreclosure of a Dream
8.This Was My Life
9.Architecture of Agression
10.High Speed Dirt
11.Captive Honour

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3 Sweating Bullets

My favourite Megadeth song of all time!

Hello me its me again

4 Skin O'My Teeth

"No escaping pain, you belong to me, clinging on to life, by the skin o' my teeth"

Just amazing and Dave Mustaine's vocals sound so awesome on this one

The thrashiest song on the album. And Symphony is overrated.

5 Countdown to Extinction

Much better than Symphony and Bullets! Just an amazing song about the extinction of animals. Great massage!

Symphony is my favorite, but this is my second favorite. Much better song than those above it on this list.

Countdown To Extinction is the best in my opinion and This was My Life is the second best.

One of the best megadeth songs countdown to extinction!

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6 Foreclosure of a Dream

This song is fantastic! I haven't listened to this album in ages. I really need to come back to it. - IronSabbathPriest

Very underrated great riff and lyrics

It's crearly so underrated, I deem! But it has the best guitar works of this album! N' signature vocals!

For me:
1.Symphony of Destruction (overrated as hell, but still great)
2.Skin O' My Teeth
3.Foreclosure of a Dream
4.Countdown to Extinction
5.Ashes in your Mouth
6.Sweating Bullets (overrated, still good, but Megadeth has plenty of much better songs)
7.Architecture of Aggression
<Crown of Worms here, it's not on the regular album, but it is on the remastered version>
8.High Speed Dirt
9.Psychotron
10.This Was My Life
11.Captive Honour

7 Psychotron

All the best songs are the lowest rated. Only song I don't like very much from the album is symphony of destruction. Ridiculously overrated.

Yes! This song is awesome! They should play this live more often.

8 Architecture of Aggression

Not my favourite but I'm voting to put it above Psychotron. - IronSabbathPriest

It is my number 1 of this album, killer riffs!

This should #1 with Countdown at #2

Wait... this is below PSYCHOTRON. This is one of my favorite songs from megadeth...
1. Ashes in your mouth
2. Sweating Bullets
3. Architecture of Aggression
4. Foreclosure of a Dream
5. Symphony of Destruction
6. Crown of Worms
7. Countdown to Extinction
8. Psychotron
9. nothing good here

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9 High Speed Dirt

This song is a fun listen! Epic lyrics about skydiving accompany kicking riffs. Especially Marty Friedman's clean solo!

This one it's better than the other songs of the disc but it so unknowed and in my opinion it's THE MOST OVERRATED METAL SONG OF HISTORY

REALLY¿ YOU POSERS¿¡ JUST LISTEN TO IT¡¡ I'm ADICTED TO THIS SONG. THE BEST VOCAL WORK OF MUSTAINE ITS IN THIS SONG... IT HAVE 3 ORIGINAL SOLOS AND THE RIFF IS THE MOST ENERGETIC OF THE ALBUM ¡ JESUS THIS ONE MUST BE THE MOST OVERRATED MEGADETH SONG BY FAR¡¡ IN MY LIST OF THE BEST OF MEGADETH THIS IS 2 JUST AFTER MY LAST WORDS. - Rauldeth

10 This Was My Life

I absolutely love this bloody song, the guitar is always doing something special not just powerchords, brilliance.

The Contenders

11 Captive Honour

Great song, and the voice-over was hilarious! Especially, "Boy, your soul better belong to Jesus, because your ass belongs to me! " Then the lyrics go on about being sodomized in prison. The riffs are also quite fun too.

An awesome song. So so underrated. Listen to it, you won't regret it, and listen to architecture of agression.

12 Crown of Worms

love this song, it's top 5 on the album for me - Derrick_Fox

1. Captive Honour
2. Crown of Worms (was listed last so had to vote for it) - FinLode

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2. Foreclosure of a Dream
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