Best Songs From Megadeth's Countdown to Extinctiondragon13304 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
So HEAVY! - buster
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. - me3p04 Comments
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.
I personally like it better than symphony for destruction but still good6 Comments
1) Sweating Bullets
2) Symphony Of Destruction
3) Skin O' My Teeth
4) Countdown To Extinction
5) Foreclosure Of A Dream
6) High Speed Dirt
7) Ashes In Your Mouth
8) Captive Honour
9) This Was My Life
11) Architecture of Aggression
Hello me! Meet the real me... - Metarock
My favourite Megadeth song of all time!
Hello me its me again
"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.
Not a thrash song or thrash album but this is the only song off this album I like - Sabbath
Chords progression on acoustic is amazing!
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 lyrics2 Comments
I love the chorus riff
This is it! Fantastic guitars on the chorus, meaningful lyrics full of harmonies. Amazing song. - Shyrtex
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.3 Comments
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
Mhh, number 10? Can't believe Psychotron is higher... This has a very powerful riff all through the song!2 Comments
Oh, come on. This song deserves higher than 8th. At least 5th or 6th. - Metarock
I absolutely love this bloody song, the guitar is always doing something special not just powerchords, brilliance.
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.
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
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.
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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List StatsCreated 4 Nov 2010
Updated 25 Nov 2016
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Top Remixes (21)
2. Foreclosure of a Dream
3. Skin O'My Teeth
2. Foreclosure of a Dream
3. Sweating Bullets
2. Ashes in Your Mouth
3. Sweating Bullets
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