• Record Label: UMe
  • Release Date: Sep 2, 2022
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  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
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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]
  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.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  1. Sep 2, 2022
    8
    Megadeth is one of the biggest bands out there today. Megadeth's story is pretty funny. In 1982, Dave Mustaine was kicked out of the bandMegadeth is one of the biggest bands out there today. Megadeth's story is pretty funny. In 1982, Dave Mustaine was kicked out of the band because he did some pretty crazy things while under the influence of alcohol. Dave started Megadeth to get revenge on Metallica, but Megadeth didn't get as much fanfare as Metallica. I will tell you that Megadeth is quite deteriorating which is quite disappointing after Youthanasia which tried to be the black album, every Megadeth album became quite terrible and not Thrash which is quite disappointing. Dystopia was an album that brought back the speed that was only slower unfortunately but The Sick, The Dying... And The Dead! He is quite fast. Now for The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! There were many problems and here are the problems: number one problem for Dave was cancer I think in May 2020 he recovered from cancer.
    Problem number two is a sexual problem. Unfortunately, a rape video was reportedly circulated, which caused Dave to kick David out of the band.
    Problem number three, which is the problem lately, there is no base. They tried to bring Jason, the second base of Metallica, but his wife did not agree. But there was a rumor that Steve, the former base of the band Sadus and currently in Testament, will be in the band in the end after six months he was in the final recordings of the album Sick, The Dying... And The Dead!. The album was delayed many times because of the recordings but now it is out. Whether Megadeth released a good album or the reviews say that they are probably right, let's see. The first three songs are very good, they are fast and remind me of Megadeth's 80s, but Dogs Of Chernobyl is a ballad, from what I read, it is also quite slow and disappointing, and Sacrifice is nothing, but better than Dogs Of Chernobyl. Killing Time has two parts, however, which is quite idiotic for the first part Called Psychopathy and the second part called Killing Time. Killing Time a pretty good song it's excellent but pretty weak unfortunately the next song is a song I don't like but the next 3 songs do save the album in the end the album is pretty weak but it's better than the previous one final score 85 out of 100 the album should be faster according to my opinion
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  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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »