Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Retro Video of the Week: "Symphony of Destruction" by Megadeth

Twenty-five years ago this Friday, Megadeth released the Countdown to Extinction album, which ended up being the band's most successful studio album, going double platinum in the U.S. and getting all the way up to #2 on the Billboard album charts.  It is generally recognized as being in the upper echelon of thrash metal albums. This is particularly timely for me, as I will be seeing Megadeth this Friday at Chicago Open Air, where they will presumably (and hopefully) play "Symphony of Destruction," which was on Countdown to Extinction and is their only song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 (#71).  Like many of Dave Mustane's songs, "Symphony of Destruction" is has sociopolitical themes and kickass guitars.

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