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Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good!

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Category: Speed/Thrash

Year: 1985

Label: Music For Nations

Catalog Number: CD MFN 46

Average Rating: 83 / 100 (7 ratings)

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Megadeth Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! Album Cover

Dave Mustaine guitar, vocals, piano
Chris Poland guitar
David Ellefson bass
Gar Samuelson drums

The Song Mechanix Is The Original Version Of Metallica's The Four Horsemen
1.  Last Rites / Loved to Deth  4:39
2.  Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!  3:07
3.  Skull Beneath the Skin  3:47
4.  These Boots  3:39  Cover: Nancy SInatra
5.  Rattlehead  3:43
6.  Chosen Ones  2:55
7.  Looking Down the Cross  5:02
8.  Mechanix  4:23
Total Running Time:  31:15

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Twitch Date: May 22, 2004 at 1:39
Sound quality aside, this is their 2nd best - Chosen Ones & Looking Down.. are true originals marked with Mustaine's not-always-apparent genius...

From: Shannon Date: June 20, 2004 at 0:29
Mustaine's first effort after being kicked out of Metallica. Not too shabby and the remastered version sounds a lot better!

From: Big Papa K Date: July 7, 2004 at 18:26
The original version is just unlistenable due to the mix. But the remix version finally shows how great these songs are. The first half is one of the best sides of a thrash metal album and "Mechanix" is better than it's other form as "Four Horsemen". 9/10

From: Bill Date: July 8, 2004 at 15:33
I think the remix is great but I dont like all the *&^%ing beeps over the changed lyrics on these boots!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Psychotron502 Date: August 4, 2004 at 20:09
awesome debut album. mechanix has one of the best megadeth solos there is. the remix is awesome. ive heard the original These Boots. its pretty good. the guitar work in it is awesome. good shit....

From: Steve Date: September 2, 2004 at 7:44
I havent heard the remastered version, i got this 2nd hand from a 2nd hand CD shop, but I can tell u this is proberbly the closest thing to Rust in Peace u can get from Megadeth. Mustain didnt waste any time writing those riffs, and Mechanix is heaps cool!!!

From: jpenningtonwebc Date: September 8, 2004 at 17:47
I's a killer cd.Excellent guitar riffs.By far the fastest MEGADETH album.

From: metalhead66 Date: September 30, 2004 at 15:49
Great C.D!!Mustaine was on his game on this and Peace sells..Just show's Metallica was very influenced by him when he was in the band.

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 20, 2005 at 2:09
Great debut album although still not in mould of classic thrash debut like anthrax's fistful of metal ot metallica's kill em all. This shows more progressive influence than their other release and the riffs here are brutal and the solos are lightningly fast. The music here is as raw and fast as megadeth gets. Basically,killing is my business combines the speed of early slayer album(show no mercy,hell awaits) with the power and energy of kreator mid 80's album(endless pain,pleasure to kill).

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 20, 2005 at 2:14
Thta said,i like the new version of boots(much better than the poppy original!). Other songs like loved to death,rattlehead and chosen ones are what speed metal should be-raw,tough,ugly and insanely fast. But the real gem in this album is mechanix,whom i think can kick the four horsemen(by metallica)'s ass. An early classic of speed metal. ratings:9/10

From: ed Date: May 12, 2005 at 16:27
The rawest debut from these guys. I believe that METALLICA would have "survived" in the 90's if Dave was still with them...But how Mustaine said himself: "METALLICA kicked me out of there but in the end it resulted in 2 great heavy bands"...that's true, but MEGADETH was still the great band we love in the 90's while METALLICA cut their hairs and made new music that dissapointed a lot of people.

From: ed Date: May 12, 2005 at 16:29
Anyways, speaking about this album it's fucking great! The re-mastered version is a lot better indeed, but the songs are cool.

From: starvin marvin Date: July 14, 2005 at 22:01
good album, strong songs, the best definately to come from megadeth yet though. no way in hell is "mechanix" better than "the four horsemen" (metallica) though. still not a bad song though. all in all, get the album if u see it, but if you are new to megadeth, i suggest countdown to extinction, or rust in peace. rock on megadeth!

From: metalalways Date: December 9, 2005 at 17:06
killer cd, i think this and so far, so good, so what and countdown to extinction is their best ones love the songs last rite/loved to death, killing is my business and business is good. all good songs.

From: pie75 Date: September 7, 2010 at 7:47
well starvin marvin i agree about the mechanix partialy the four horseman had better lyrics and is a more memerable song but it was dave who made both with that great riff boots is totaly unnecesary but the rest of this album is good production badly lacking and clearly it was rushed but it's so innocent and a peice of metal history that all thrash fans should own it

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 16, 2013 at 20:10
I've never been a die hard fan of Mustaine & C.o but i must admit that the band is a "must have" for any self respected headbanger outta there,surely is...i own a re-edition of this album with some bonus tracks(on the label Loud Records)that basically are demos of some songs already listed on the main album...in here there are some tracks that i like such as "Last Rites/Loved It To Deth","Killing Is My Business...","Chosen Ones","Mechanix"( ) & "These Boots"(cover)...in general lines,a good album leading to essential,i guess...90/100

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