The World Needs a Hero review by Megadeth

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  • Released: May 15, 2001
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 7
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.3 Good
  • Users' score: 6.4 (77 votes)
Megadeth: The World Needs a Hero

Sound — 8
This one of the best produced albums to be put out by Megadeth. I love the sound of the guitars on this one! This Megadeth's first record after their 1999 debatable output "Risk". It's indeed more heavy sounding than a lot of their 90's stuff. It does have some more commercial and radio friendly sounding songs on it. Think of "Moto Psycho" and "1000 Times Goodbye".

Lyrics — 7
The lyrics are in some points very sharp and even funny and some of em are little bit weaker.

Overall Impression — 7
Overall, this album doesn't really compare to their other records. It is stronger than risk and I prefer it over the system has failed. I do think "TSHF" is a better record but I love the sound of this record. I love the title track and promises. I hate losing my senses and I worship disconnect. I think this is a pretty decent record. But the other review gave it a score that way to high.

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    This one has a cool songs, but in the end, it's a failed attempt at returning to the roots. I give it 3/5. The title track is probably one of the worst songs Dave has ever written. And Moto Psycho.
    Shreddin 4 Life wrote: yeah, it was remastered, but it's only available in the US & apparently not in mass production like all the other albums seem to be... I unfortunately have to order cuz I don't live in the US...
    KIMB? I've seen that in stores here in Scotland.
    guitarist41 wrote: KIMB? I've seen that in stores here in Scotland.
    Likewise, I bought my copy in HMV and it wasn't the remaster. I've never seen TWNAH anywhere, I bought my copy used from Amazon or Play.