Megadeth - Youthanasia

Youthanasia is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Megadeth, released on November 1, 1994 through Capitol Records. A remixed and remastered version, featuring several bonus tracks, was released in 2004.

It saw Megadeth continuing a trend toward slower, more melodic hard rock-styled songs which began with their commercial breakthrough album, Countdown to Extinction. Lyrically, the album displays a variety of influences: mythology ("Elysian Fields" and "Blood of Heroes"), rape and incest ("Family Tree"), nuclear war ("Black Curtains"), gambling ("Train of Consequences", which can also be seen on the video), and a hit about the last moments in life, "A Tout le Monde". The title is a pun on euthanasia, implying that society is euthanizing its youth, which would be consistent with bandleader and principal songwriter Dave Mustaine's views. The closing track, "Victory", refers to many of the band's previous songs throughout its lyrics.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Reckoning Day" - 4:34
  2. "Train of Consequences" - 3:31
  3. "Addicted to Chaos" - 5:26
  4. "A Tout le Monde" - 4:28
  5. "Elysian Fields" - 4:03
  6. "The Killing Road" - 3:57
  7. "Blood of Heroes" - 3:57
  8. "Family Tree" - 4:07
  9. "Youthanasia" - 4:09
  10. "I Thought I Knew It All" - 3:44
  11. "Black Curtains" - 3:39
  12. "Victory" - 4:27


Additional musician
  • Jimmie Wood – harmonica on "Train of Consequences" and "Elysian Fields"
  • Produced and mixed by Max Norman and Dave Mustaine
  • Assistant engineer – Mike Tacci
  • 2nd assistant engineer and drum technician – Bruce Jacoby
  • Guitar technician – Michael Kaye
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig
2004 Remix and Remaster
  • Produced by Dave Mustaine
  • Mixed by Ralph Patlan and Dave Mustaine
  • Engineered by Ralph Patlan with Lance Dean
  • Edited by Lance Dean and Scott "Sarge" Harrison with Bo Caldwell
  • Mastered by Tom Baker

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