|Re-Issue in 2001 by Laud Records with a different cover.|
|1. Last Rites / Loved to Death||04:38|
|2. Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good||03:01|
|3. The Skull Beneath the Skin||03:44|
|4. These Boots (Nancy Sinatra Cover)||03:41|
|6. Chosen Ones||02:54|
|7. Looking Down the Cross||05:00|
|DELUXE EDITION TRACKLIST (2001)|
|1. Last Rites / Loved to Death||04:38|
|2. Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good !||03:01|
|3. Skull Beneath the Skin||03:44|
|5. Chosen Ones||02:54|
|6. Looking Down the Cross||05:00|
|8. These Boots (Nancy Sinatra Cover)||03:41|
|9. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (Demo Version)||04:15|
|10. Mechanix (Demo Version)||03:57|
|11. The Skull Beneath the Skin (Demo Version)||03:10|
|Total playing time||31:00|
Comment @ thrashpit
excellent, intelligent, and kickass album
The second track killing is my business and business is a fast guitar play with Mustaine, Ellefson, and at that time Poland each playing at fast speeds which with Mustaine's vocals gave a sense of unison and again this is also for the other tracks in the album as well. This song is about a paid sniper assassin.
Third the skull beneath the skin is a song about Megadeth's mascot Vic Rattlehead it explains the way Vic is constructed because, Vic comes from victim referring to the surgeries it had to go through to make it the no evil Icon, and Rattlehead because when dave was younger his mom told him not to headbang because he would rattle something inside his head. Vic is the Icon of no evil as he hears no evil, sees no evil and, speaks no evil thanks to the steel visor, metal caps on his ears and the iron staples that hold his mouth shut as seen on the album cover. Of course this song is also good to head and listen to... Fourth is Rattlead this song starts of with fast guitar playing and it keeps that way till the end of the song (thank Poland because Dave had to focus on vocals) this song describes a Megadeth concert banging your head and seeing Vic Rattle head!!!!
Chosen ones and looking down at the cross are both religious tied songs first chosen ones is about crusaders that go fight Muslims the enemy but they turn out to be monsters this song contains great solos by both Mustaine and Ellefson. In looking down at the cross the song is about Chirst who Mustaine considered to be mad at the time of crucifixion it also contains the typical solos and riffs that make Megadeth.
Mechanix is a song about a horny mechanic it was originally released in the no life till leather demo from Metallica with Hetfield singing it. In this album Mechanix is played faster than the four horsemen from Metallica it simply is solid thrash and one of Mustaines best songs both in guitar playing and vocaly. The last song these boots is a parody of the Nancy Sinatra song "these boots are made for walking" well its hilarious and it kills Sinatra's version. Well thats Megadeth Killing is my business and business is good explained (whew)
Comment @ ThrashAttack
It has everything that you should expect from thrash metal
In the past, the album has been criticized for it's bad quality production. While this is true, this is in no means a reason to call the album inadequate. It is one of Megadeth's best albums (only competing with Peace Sells and So Far So Good... So What!, although Friedman purists would disagree...) by far and although it's quality is crap (and ear-hurting at times), it shouldn't stop a true Megadeth fan from enjoying this gem of thrash metal.
The album starts off with a piano piece performed by Mustaine, and quickly morphes in to a heavy thrasher titled Loved to Deth and features a solo by Dave Mustaine. The title track fades in with feedback and showcases the band's riffs and overall talent, and ends with a solo by Poland. The last song on the album is Mechanix, a song written by Dave Mustaine when he was in his first band and later brought it to Metallica (who he played with before Kirk Hammett joined), who played it on their demo No Life 'Til Leather and later slowed the pace and added a melodic passage in the middle to make the song The Four Horsemen which was featured on their debut.
This album, although not a fan favourite like RIP or Peace Sells, it is still, in my opinion, a great thrash metal album which helped influence alot of metal acts that came after Megadeth.