The sixth studio album Megadeth released is called Youthanasia and it came out on November 1, 1994. The album has a platinum certification and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard 200.
Only two singles were released for the album and those were, "Train of Consequences" and "A Tout le Monde", consecutively.
"A Tout le Monde" is French, and translates into "To everybody." The song has had a bit of controversy, to the point that MTV banned the music video because they thought it was pro-suicide. Frontman Dave Mustaine spoke up about this matter to say other wise. "It's not a suicide song. What it is, it's, you, it's when people have a loved one that dies and they end on a bad note, you know, they wish that they could say something to them. So this is an opportunity for the deceased to say something before they go. And it was my impression of what I would like to say to people, if I had say, 3 seconds to do so in life before I died I'd say to the entire world, to all my friends, I love you all, and now I must go. These are the last words I'll ever speak, and they'll set me free. I don't have to say I'm sorry, I don't have to say I'm going to miss you, or I'll wait for ya. You know, I'll just say I loved you all, good, bad, indifferent, I loved you all." Its a beautiful song, though sad, none the less.
Some other controversy this song received was surrounded by a shooting that happened many years later in 2006. The guy who did this shooting at Dawson High School in Quebec, Canada apparently quoted the song online somewhere and because of how idiotic society can be, they blamed Megadeth for it all. We talked about this a little more in detail in our United Abominations review because the song was re-released on that album and features Christina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil.
A couple of tracks that really stood out to me were "I Thought I Knew It All" , and "Elysian Fields."
"I Thought I Knew It All" stood out because it clearly was written in a moment where you feel a little disappointed in your current situation in life. Its not going well, but you know You may not like what's going on, but there's still some hope. "Maybe I don't like it, but I have no choice. I know that somewhere, someone hears my voice." Its worded incredibly well, and I love it.
Now for "Elysian Fields", honestly its a shame there isn't a music video for it. It would make an incredible very detailed music cideo. While I have no idea what inspired this song, it seems to be from the view point of someone who has passed away, from cancer, I assume. It speaks of soaring to the sun with blood on their wings, going to heavy and toward your destiny. Its beautiful and very creatively worded. Its one of those songs that paints a picture, and they honestly should have made a music video for this song. Someone also should have written a book based off this song because its that good.
The conclusion and final verdict on this album is its a beautiful album, and is all super creative. It speaks for itself really, so I recommend you check it out. While you're at it, be sure to check out all of Megadeth's other works! They have released a total of fifteen albums, obviously including this one. Several of which have reviews done here on Immortal Music. More are still coming, but for now here are the ones already on the website.
Countdown to Extinction -Cryptic Writings- Risk- The World Needs A Hero -The System Has Failed - United Abominations - Thirteen -Super Collider -Dystopia
While you're looking into all things Megadeth, be sure to include their official website. Over there, you will see a ton of festival performances coming up very soon. Those festivals include Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range, Rock'n Derby,Rocklahoma, and River City Rockfest.
So, be sure to check that out, and get excited because hopefully I will be covering their set at Fort Rock.
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.