Resurrection: Megadeth – Hidden Treasures [1995]

I was digging through my CD’s a few weeks back, when I came across this gem from Megadeth. I haven’t listened to Hidden Treasures in well over a decade and let me tell you,  it still rocks and might even rock harder than ever before. Originally released in 1995,  Hidden Treasures is a eight-song EP of tracks from compilations and soundtracks.

Kicking it off right is a cover of the Alice Cooper classick “No More Mr. Nice Guy.” Mustaine is cocky and cool and definitely gives justice to, in my mind,  a truly untouchable song.  “Angry Again” from the Last Action Hero soundtrack still ranks in my top five Megadeth offerings. The catchy chorus will forever be imprinted in your brain.

The covers of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” and the Sex Pistols “Problems” are also top notch, as Megadeth proves to be one of Thrash’s Titans.  “Go To Hell” taps into rival Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” with the ” now I lay me down to sleep” prayer (we all know who came out on top on this one).

Each track features, also in my opinion, Megadeth’s most efficient lineup with Mustaine, Dave Ellefson, Nick Menza and Marty Friedman.  This is definitely a must have for all fans of Megadeth.  It has been out of print for awhile but you can easily find a used or import copy (features 4 bonus tracks) out there. Search for it , you will not be disappointed.

Track Listing:

  1. “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
  2. “Breakpoint”
  3. “Go To Hell”
  4. “Angry Again”
  5. “99 Ways to Die”
  6. “Paranoid”
  7. “Diadems”
  8. “Problems”

Hidden Treasures on Amazon.com

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