Lying In State - Megadeth - Dystopia
Label: Tradecraft - 06025 476 139-5 (0),T-Boy Records - 06025 476 139-5 (0),UMe - 06025 476 139-5 (0),Universal Music Group - 06025 476 139-5 (0) • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Heavy Metal, Thrash
Dystopia is the fifteenth studio album by American thrash metal band Megadeth. It was released on frontman and guitarist Dave Mustaine 's Tradecraft label via Universal on January 22, Prior to Dystopia' s recording, longtime drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick announced their departure from the band.
It is the first album by the band since 's The System Has Failed not to feature the former, and the first not to feature the latter since 's United Abominations. Following the lukewarm response to the band's previous album, 's Super ColliderDystopia received largely favorable reaction from critics, being considered a return to form for the band.
The album debuted at number three on the Billboard chart, making Dystopia the band's second highest charting album in the U. Additionally, the title track earned the band its first Grammy win for Best Metal Performance at the 59th Grammy Awards after eleven unsuccessful nominations.
In JuneMegadeth released its fourteenth studio album, Super Colliderto mixed critical reaction. Over the course ofthe band announced its intentions to start pre—production on the album. The band had been working on new material since Decemberand in JanuaryMustaine revealed that many riffs had already been written for the record.
Additionally, several hardships struck the band in In May, bassist David Ellefson lost his brother Eliot to cancer, following which, the band cancelled Ito Okashi - Passengers - Original Soundtracks 1 number of scheduled shows.
Her remains were discovered on Lying In State - Megadeth - Dystopia Despite everything, Ellefson announced that Lying In State - Megadeth - Dystopia band was still intent on starting work on the album in early In FebruaryEllefson revealed that the album was "pretty much written".
Mustaine suggested that instead of rehiring Johnny Kwho produced both Thirteen and Super Colliderthe band would possibly opt for a new producer. While there was initial speculation that Mustaine and Ellefson might try to reunite the Rust in Peace -era lineup, there was initially no statement from the band on the matter.
It later came to light that the band had in fact been in discussions with former members Nick Menza drums and Marty Friedman guitarbut were unable to reach an agreement. During Marchseveral rock music news websites speculated that Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler would perform drums on the album,   which was later confirmed by the band.
The cover was done by New York artist Agnostic Vision - Die Form - ExHuman Elliott White, who was given the idea to go for a post-apocalyptic approach.
Vic Rattlehead is depicted as a cyborg, with a virtual reality headset in Lying In State - Megadeth - Dystopia of the riveted visor, a headset instead of metal caps on the ears, and a mouthpiece resembling a mask. The pose, holding the head of a cyborg resembling the Statue of Liberty and a katanais an homage to Seven Samurai. Mustaine elaborated on possible lyrical themes, revealing that he had been reading about world history and "crazy science stuff".
In Maythe band posted several videos clips on PledgeMusic featuring snippets of new songs, titled "The Emperor" and "Conquer Additionally, he indicated that it would include orchestral arrangement by Ronn Huff, father of record producer Dann Huff who worked with the band in the late s. In spite Lying In State - Megadeth - Dystopia the departures of Broderick and Drover, Ellefson stated that the band initially intended to release the album late in It was suggested that the departures of Broderick and Drover, as well as the lack of details about possible replacements fueled anticipation on the part of fans and critics.
A teaser launched in late September hinted that the song "Fatal Illusion" would be released as the album's first single on October 2.
Mustaine had previously announced that a single accompanied with a video would premiere during the holidays. The album was released on January 22, by Mustaine's Tradecraft label, distributed by Universal Music, and was made available on CD, vinyl and digital download formats.
This version was also available on iTunes. Dystopia debuted at number three on the Billboardwith 48, copies sold in its first week,   in addition to another 14, copies in its second week, when it fell to number 30 on the Billboard The album was Lying In State - Megadeth - Dystopia bigger seller than Super Colliderwhich took 43 weeks to reach 80, A favorable review was posted on heavy metal news site Blabbermouth.
Reviewer Ray Van Horn, Jr. The entire foursome in this incarnation of Megadeth goes for the win and Dystopia readily scores. Writing for Rolling StoneKory Grow declared that Megadeth "sound reborn" on the album and said the band has "rarely sounded tighter or more cutting.
Semley argued that despite the album's plusses, however, it would likely be overshadowed by Metallica's followup to 's Death Magnetictentatively due for a release.
A more moderate opinion of the album came from Jon Hadusek of Consequence of Superstar - Brutal Attack / The Bully Boys* - Anthems With An Attitude. Hadusek called the album "worthy of bearing [the band's] name," but criticized several aspects of the release. He opined that Loureiro's playing was largely "cold, calculated and emotionless," and suggested that Mustaine's lyrics form "a loose concept album of post-capitalist suspicions, X-Files conspiracies, and pseudo-Libertarian rhetoric.
The views allegedly expressed by Mustaine in the lyrics of several songs have been a point of criticism for the Afterglow (Of Your Love) - Small Faces - Itchycoo Park. While J. Anselmi of The A. Club declared that the album features "masterful instrumentation," he complained about lyrics displaying Mustaine's "offensive politics" and " xenophobia ,"  a sentiment shared by Benjamin Aspray of Slant Magazine.
All songs written by Dave Mustaineexcept where noted. Credits adapted from Dystopia liner notes, unless otherwise noted. Dystopia achieved success on international music charts. It charted in the top ten in a dozen countries, and entered into the top twenty in four more. The album debuted at number three on the US Billboardselling 48, copies and streaming equivocal to another 1, copies in its first week. This both topped the position and sales of the preceding album, Super Colliderand marks the band's second highest domestic Lying In State - Megadeth - Dystopia position, after Countdown to Extinctionwhich reached number two in The album also charted at number three in Canada and Finland, and reached number two in Japan.
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