Thrash legends Megadeth are re-issuing two of their albums on 15th February 2019. Both “The world needs a hero” and “The system has failed” have been remastered by Ted Jensen (Guns N’Roses, Mastodon, Machine Head and Trivium) and will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats – the first time in many years that these albums have been available on vinyl.
As well as having been remastered, this reissue includes an extra track – “Coming home”. This was originally a bonus track on the Japanese release of the album – and until 2007 that was the only place to find it, but it was then included in the “Warchest” compilation. It’s certainly good to see it added to this reissue.
Many fans will agree that the band lost their way in the late 90s as they seemed to be in search of a more commercial sound and moved away from their roots. “The world needs a hero” was released in 2001 and marked the start of the band moving back towards their thrash roots, so while it’s still not thrash and does still have a lot of that more commercial sound, this album marked the point where the band started to put things right.
This is by no means a bad album, but equally it’s never likely to be described as one of the best Megadeth albums. There are some great tracks on here – “Return to hangar” and “Dread and the fugitive mind” being two of the best tracks here. Silent scorn is a fairly short instrumental track (under two minutes long) that’s well worth a listen.
It’s not one of the best Megadeth albums but it’s still a good album and well worth checking out.
The world needs a hero (2019 reissue) will be released on 15th February 2019
2. The world needs a hero
3. Moto pyscho
4. 1000 times goodbye
5. Burning bridges
7. Recipe for hate
8. Losing my senses
9. Dread and the fugitive mind
10. Silent scorn
11. Return to hangar
13. Coming home