Reissue of the 2004 Top 20 chart-making album
Remastered by Ted Jensen (Mastodon, Pantera)
The thrash-metal legends Megadeth have announced the imminent reissues of 2001's The World Needs a Hero and 2004's The System Has Failed via BMG. Neither album, originally released by Sanctuary Records, have been available on wax in the United States.
The System Has Failed, followed in the sonic footsteps of The World Needs A Hero with a much more aggressive sound. Originally intended to be a solo venture for Mustaine, the record was eventually released under Megadeth's name to fulfill contractual obligations with Sanctuary. It was also the first album by the group to not feature the bass playing of co-founder David Ellefson. At the time, he and Mustaine were locked in a legal dispute over royalties and the rights to the band's name. (They've since reconciled and Ellefson returned to the band in 2010.)
Instead of putting together a new lineup for the band, Mustaine used session musicians for the album, including drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland. That didn't dim fans' interest in the record as System debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard's album chart and received positive critical notices. Jensen also took on the new remaster of this one.
|Blackmail the Universe|
|Die Dead Enough|
|Kick the Chair|
|Tears In a Vial|
|I Know Jack|
|Back In the Day|
|Something That I'm Not|
|Truth Be Told|
|Of Mice and Men|
|Shadow of Deth|