Editors’ Notes After the arena-rock slowdowns (!) and banjo interludes (!!!) of 2013’s Super Collider, Dave Mustaine & Co. return to the paranoid, bone-dry thrash that made Megadeth teenage heroes in their early days. Opening with a conspiracist’s cornucopia of bad news (“The Threat Is Real”), Dystopia tears through 11 grim fight songs about political celebrity (“The Emperor”), global politics (“Post American World,” which borrows its title from a Fareed Zakaria book), and a host of other things to be worried about before capping it off with a cover of hardcore band Fear’s “Foreign Policy”—a song whose satirical suggestions of harmony through violent oppression hit eerily close to home.

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The Threat Is Real
1
4:22
 
Dystopia
2
4:59
 
Fatal Illusion
3
4:15
 
Death from Within
4
4:47
 
Bullet to the Brain
5
4:29
 
Post-American World
6
4:25
 
Poisonous Shadows
7
6:02
 
Look Who's Talking
8
4:14
 
Conquer... or Die!
9
3:33
 
Lying In State
10
3:34
 
The Emperor
11
3:52
 
Last Dying Wish
12
3:49
 
Foreign Policy
13
2:28
 

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