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Release date: 11 November 1988
Style: Thrash metal

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01. Into The Lungs Of Hell
02. Set The World Afire
03. Anarchy In The U.K. [Sex Pistols cover]
04. Mary Jane
05. 502
06. In My Darkest Hour
07. Liar
08. Hook In Mouth
09. Into The Lungs Of Hell [Paul Lani Mix version][2004 re-release bonus]
10. Set The World Afire [Paul Lani Mix version][2004 re-release bonus]
11. Mary Jane [Paul Lani Mix version][2004 re-release bonus]
12. In My Darkest Hour [Paul Lani Mix version][2004 re-release bonus]

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Additional info
Re-released in 2004.

Guest review by
Arian Totalis

Rating:
8.2
With possibly the cheesiest album cover ever, this album was the most experimental of Megadeth's career. Unfortunately, it was before the recording of this album that Gar Samuleson and Chris Poland were thrown from the band, a very tragic loss. But this album is a great recovery from the loss of such great players. With new recruits Jeff Young on Guitar and Chuck Behler on skins, this new line up was ready to rip some fuckin' heads off. So far things were good, but so what? It doesn't matter as long as they keep kicking ass.

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published 15.01.2009 | Comments (7)

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Immortal - 05.01.2010 at 18:24  
  Just got this today, it's ok not brilliant. Maybe it'll take a few more listens. The standout track is definatly 'Anarchy In The U.K.'
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.01.2010 at 18:48  
Rating: 8
Written by Immortal on 05.01.2010 at 18:24

The standout track is definatly 'Anarchy In The U.K.'


What? that is by far the worst track on the album and a ttally crappy cover even.
JohnDoe - 05.01.2010 at 18:55  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.01.2010 at 18:48

Written by Immortal on 05.01.2010 at 18:24

The standout track is definatly 'Anarchy In The U.K.'


What? that is by far the worst track on the album and a ttally crappy cover even.


I actually agrree to you but give the guy a break. So he likes that song. So what...?
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.01.2010 at 19:54  
Rating: 8
Written by JohnDoe on 05.01.2010 at 18:55

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.01.2010 at 18:48

Written by Immortal on 05.01.2010 at 18:24

The standout track is definatly 'Anarchy In The U.K.'


What? that is by far the worst track on the album and a ttally crappy cover even.


I actually agrree to you but give the guy a break. So he likes that song. So what...?


I can understand that people like the song. But can't understand that they find it the stand-out track of the album.
JohnDoe - 05.01.2010 at 20:05  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.01.2010 at 19:54

Written by JohnDoe on 05.01.2010 at 18:55

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.01.2010 at 18:48

Written by Immortal on 05.01.2010 at 18:24

The standout track is definatly 'Anarchy In The U.K.'


What? that is by far the worst track on the album and a ttally crappy cover even.


I actually agrree to you but give the guy a break. So he likes that song. So what...?


I can understand that people like the song. But can't understand that they find it the stand-out track of the album.


I agree and i don't understand either, but I can accept a different opinion, let's say.
thewall30 - 27.01.2010 at 04:49  
Rating: 8 This album is pretty good, their were some pretty good songs on here, such as Hook In Mouth, In My Darkest Hour...
elekctric - 10.02.2010 at 17:57  
Rating: 8 Decent album ...
Jay-WalKeR - 20.06.2010 at 13:42  
Rating: 9 I love the song "In My Darkest Hour"
BoxCar Willy - 28.07.2010 at 19:12  
Rating: 8 I like "Hook In Mouth" the best.
Angelic Storm - 28.07.2010 at 20:26  
Rating: 9 The only thing that stops me giving SFSGSW a rating of 10, is because of the Anarchy In The UK cover. Its not that I don't like it, but its completely overshadowed by Megadeth's originals on the album. Also, the "happy" nature of the song, is totally at odds with the other songs. It interrupts the flow of the album for me. I know "Peace Sells" also contained a happy sounding cover, but strangely enough, I think that one does fit the album...

The original production on this album (not the remaster) wasnt great, but in a way, that worked in it's favour. Lending the sound a very eerie quality. I know this one is always unfairly overlooked in favour of either of the 2 classics it's sandwiched between, but Ive always held SFSGSW in very high esteem. There's not a single bad song on it, with overlooked classics like the monstrous openers "Into The Lungs Of Hell/Set The World Afire", the scathing "Liar", and my personal fave "Mary Jane" easily holding their own with the more well known classics from this album. "In My Darkest Hour" and "Hook In Mouth".

Many would not regard this as a classic Megadeth album, but I definitely would. Well, thats if Im not counting the Pistols cover!
Daggon - 12.12.2010 at 02:33  
Rating: 9
Written by Angelic Storm on 28.07.2010 at 20:26

I know this one is always unfairly overlooked in favour of either of the 2 classics it's sandwiched between, but Ive always held SFSGSW in very high esteem.


My lady, I couldn't say that better myself.
Angelic Storm - 13.12.2010 at 05:28  
Rating: 9
Written by Daggon on 12.12.2010 at 02:33
My lady, I couldn't say that better myself.


Thank you kind sir.

Most people see So Far... as being in between 2 classics, whereas Ive always seen it as part of their string of classic albums. xD Which I think is no mean feat, considering that album was released at the height of their drug-abuse and near self-destruction. Its more haunting and chaotic than the 2 albums its in between, and definitely has its own special charm. Well, for me anyways!
snake? snaaaake! - 24.04.2011 at 17:37  
  Not one bad song on this album. For me the weakest is the opening instrumental, but it's still a good song. The absolute classics on this album are Set the World on Fire, In my Darkest Hour and Hook in Mouth. I reckon this is the best Megadeth Album after RIP and PSBWB.
megametallic0710 - 07.05.2011 at 01:43  
 
Written by JohnDoe on 05.01.2010 at 20:05

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.01.2010 at 19:54

Written by JohnDoe on 05.01.2010 at 18:55

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.01.2010 at 18:48

Written by Immortal on 05.01.2010 at 18:24

The standout track is definatly 'Anarchy In The U.K.'


What? that is by far the worst track on the album and a ttally crappy cover even.


I actually agrree to you but give the guy a break. So he likes that song. So what...?


I can understand that people like the song. But can't understand that they find it the stand-out track of the album.


I agree and i don't understand either, but I can accept a different opinion, let's say.

people it's a cover song, just drop it
ThisIsEndgame - 28.08.2011 at 01:45  
Rating: 9 Not as perfect as PS or RIP but definitely Some of megadeth's finest work on here!
John Shock - 12.11.2011 at 22:06  
  I don't get it, no one gives a fuck to this masterpiece, unless me and true Megadeth fans! Shit this is so good!
sentinel65 - 23.12.2011 at 02:53  
  Overall an excellent album, very underrated.
musicalkaratekid - 17.02.2012 at 17:53  
Rating: 7 I can understand why some fans of the band don't like this album, but i can also understand those who say this album is so underrated. Its probably not that easy living in the shadow of an album as widely hailed as 'Peace Sells...', but with songs like the incredibly dark 'In my darkest hour' and stunning instrumental 'Into the lungs of hell' its hard not to ignore the fact that this album tried hard too. It isn't always that consistent, but it still does give a somewhat forceful punch.
tea[m]ster - 05.10.2012 at 20:05  
Rating: 8 Hook in Mouth is such a badass closing song!
megadeath13 - 16.12.2012 at 17:07  
  Its an underrated album. First i didnt like it, but it grew on me and i realized the greatness of it. "Into the lungs of Hell" could easily be one of the best instrumental songs. "Hook in Mouth" and "Liar" are great songs,love them both and "In my darkest hour" belongs to Megadeths finest work. Even the "Sex pistols" cover is not bad. So its worth to buy it.
Megamachinica18 - 10.03.2013 at 09:24  
Rating: 8 My ratings

Musicianship:8
Song writing: 8.5
Originality: 8
Production: 8
Maco - 17.04.2013 at 02:10  
Rating: 9 It's a great album, rust in peace would be much better. As for this album, Hook in mouth sucks... Maybe the worst song of megadeth in the 80's
DragosteaMea - 21.04.2013 at 00:35  
  I absolutely love this album!
Vasil de Shumen - 03.05.2013 at 11:59  
Rating: 10
Written by DragosteaMea on 21.04.2013 at 00:35

I absolutely love this album!


I too.

emotionally charged, minor hypnotic, melancholic aggressive ...
Lit. - 05.05.2013 at 21:08  
 
Written by Maco on 17.04.2013 at 02:10

As for this album, Hook in mouth sucks... Maybe the worst song of megadeth in the 80's

Wrong, it's pretty much the best song on the album next to Darkest Hour and Set The World Afire.
salah mustain - 12.11.2013 at 18:45  
Rating: 8 I liked that album
lujansmetalhead - 02.01.2014 at 06:33  
Rating: 9 I love the night time/dark sensation of the album. Set The World Afire, Mary Jane and In My Darkest Hour
deadone - 02.01.2014 at 16:56  
Rating: 9 Hook in Mouth lyrics are awesome, especially if one takes into account the political assault on metal/hard rock by Al Gore's wife, Tipper and her Parental Music Resource Centre.

Personally I love this album.
pkillerjp - 13.03.2014 at 20:27  
Rating: 9 Pure drinking music and some of Megadeth's best and most original work is on here. Mary Jane is simply stunning, In My Darkest Hour is a classic, just a great album, yes I'd say under rated.

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