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  • Summary: The first full-length studio release in six years for thrash metal band Megadeth features a guest appearance from Ice-T and was produced by Dave Mustaine and Chris Rakestraw.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 2, 2022
    80
    It's a tense and impatient record, even by Megadeth's standards, and re-affirms the band's status as completely essential metal deities who are still operating on a level of excellence most of their peers fell from decades ago.
  2. Sep 1, 2022
    80
    On The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!, the war machine is resolutely in-gear. Whatever the cause (COVID weirdness, the sacking of long-time bassist Dave Ellefson, logging onto Twitter for five minutes), it's killer.
  3. Sep 1, 2022
    80
    The Sick, The Dying … And The Dead doesn’t have anything as epic as “Holy Wars” or “Hangar 18” or a riff as instantly memorable as “Symphony of Destruction.” But from start to finish, it offers unrelenting intensity and an outlet to channel anger and fears from a world ravaged by a pandemic, war, and economic struggles into shouting and head-banging along with Mustaine’s somewhat-fictional tales of the same. ... All these years later, the band’s music is as relevant as ever.
  4. Classic Rock Magazine
    Sep 1, 2022
    70
    Occasionally things are wide of the mark, such as with the ponderous Junkie, but that's mostly an anomaly in a record full of snarky, sneering metal that has the punky energy of a new band on the block. [Sep 2022, p.77]
  5. Sep 27, 2022
    70
    Was this brand of metal ever designed to be this safe—especially in a climate where the music’s apocalyptic scenarios have come to life? For better or worse, The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead! reveals its charms more the more you ignore that question.
  6. Sep 1, 2022
    60
    A mixed bag that gathers the good, the average, and the bad. A melange of familiar echoes which, while not a symphony of destruction, still do enough damage to keep the brand alive and kicking.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Sep 2, 2022
    10
    Es un disco variable, tiene canciones rápidas, buenos solos y canciones frescas, las cuales ayudan al álbum que no siempre sea lo mismo!! UnoEs un disco variable, tiene canciones rápidas, buenos solos y canciones frescas, las cuales ayudan al álbum que no siempre sea lo mismo!! Uno de los mejores discos por el momento de megadeth Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2022
    10
    Simply great. A sprawling collection of all the Megadeth eras into one album. Kiko and dirk keep the album sounding fresh and young for a bandSimply great. A sprawling collection of all the Megadeth eras into one album. Kiko and dirk keep the album sounding fresh and young for a band that has been around for nearly 4 decades. Mustaines voice sounds better then it has in recent albums. A must listen and must have for Megadeth and metal fans. Expand
  3. Sep 2, 2022
    9
    Something for all Deth fans, an excellent album but not going to rise to any classic status. A good mix of old school trash metal and theSomething for all Deth fans, an excellent album but not going to rise to any classic status. A good mix of old school trash metal and the lighter Megadeth that we have heard too many recent records. The playing is of guaranteed quality and Dave's vocals have even improved, which raises the rating of this album as well as Dirk's merciless drumming. Yes, this album knocks the last Deth productions underground and is the best album since Endgame. Long live Megadeth 8.5 / 10 Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2022
    9
    it was great really great maybe the best in the past 20 years on megadeth history
  5. Sep 5, 2022
    8
    Megadeth coming back with everything, with a super current album on the level of the last one, which for me, is also a great album!
    Super
    Megadeth coming back with everything, with a super current album on the level of the last one, which for me, is also a great album!
    Super current and powerful, this album will please the band's fans a lot, and heavy metal fans in general will probably like it too.
    of 11 tracks (ignoring the 2 extra ones), it has 6 very good tracks, the others are a little forgettable. 8 for this album!
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  6. Sep 2, 2022
    8
    While TSTDATD is a great follow-up to 2016's Dystopia, the bonus tracks included in the Deluxe Edition are totally unnecessary. The covers ofWhile TSTDATD is a great follow-up to 2016's Dystopia, the bonus tracks included in the Deluxe Edition are totally unnecessary. The covers of The Dead Kennedy's "Police Truck" and Sammy Hagar's "This Planet's on Fire (Burn in Hell)" are the worst covers Megadeth has recorded. Why Mustaine would choose such ill-fitting covers on an otherwise excellent record is perplexing. Expand
  7. Sep 4, 2022
    3
    Long time Megadeth fan here. I am severely disappointed and upset about this album and I expected much better for 6 years of waiting. I thinkLong time Megadeth fan here. I am severely disappointed and upset about this album and I expected much better for 6 years of waiting. I think this is some of Dave’s worst lyricism ever and the whole album relies on that classic Megadeth thrash riff work but it’s definitely not enough. Album is terrible production wise. I would go as far as to say this album might be worse than super collider. I am so disappointed and I think people giving this album good reviews are doing it based off recency bias. Expand

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