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The System Has Failed

Megadeth

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
September 14th, 2004
Catalog ID:
N/A
Label:
Sanctuary Records
Format:
Unknown
Reviews:
16 reviews (avg. 73%)
1. Blackmail the Universe 04:33   Show lyrics
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2. Die Dead Enough 04:18   Show lyrics
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3. Kick the Chair 03:58   Show lyrics
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4. The Scorpion 05:59   Show lyrics
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5. Tears in a Vial 05:22   Show lyrics
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6. I Know Jack 00:41   Show lyrics
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7. Back in the Day 03:28   Show lyrics
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8. Something That I'm Not 05:07   Show lyrics
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9. Truth Be Told 05:40   Show lyrics
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10. Of Mice and Men 04:05   Show lyrics
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11. Shadow of Deth 02:15   Show lyrics
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12. My Kingdom 03:04   Show lyrics
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Band members
Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals (lead)
Chris Poland Guitars (lead)
Jimmy Sloas Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Guest/Session
Justis Mustaine Spoken vocals (on track 8)
Robert Venable Vocals (additional) (on tracks 2, 7, 9)
Lance Dean Vocals (additional) (on tracks 2, 7, 9)
Jonathan Yudkin Strings (on tracks 4, 5, 9), Banjo (on track 8)
Charlie Judge Keyboards (on tracks 2, 4)
Michael Davis Effects
Eric Darken Percussion
Tim Akers Keyboards (on tracks 1, 7-11)
Chris Rodriguez Vocals (backing)
Celeste Amber Montague Vocals (additional) ("The Reporter" on track 1)
Darien Bennett Vocals (additional) ("The General" on track 1)
Ralph Patlan Vocals (additional) ("The Politician" on track 1, tracks, 7, 9)
Scott Harrison Vocals (additional) (on tracks 7, 9)
Miscellaneous staff
Ralph Patlan Engineering (assistant)
David Bryant Engineering (assistant), Recording (additional)
Scott Kidd Engineering (assistant)
Jesse Amend Engineering (assistant)
Lance Dean Engineering (assistant)
Jed Hackett Engineering (assistant), Recording (additional), Editing
John Saylor Recording (additional)
Mark Hagen Editing
Mick "Frog" Griffith Production coordination
t42design Design
Jeff Balding Producer, Recording, Mixing
Mike Learn Cover art
Dave Mustaine Producer, Recording, Cover concept
Adam Ayan Mastering
Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals (lead)
Chris Poland Guitars (lead)
Jimmy Sloas Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Justis Mustaine Spoken vocals (on track 8)
Robert Venable Vocals (additional) (on tracks 2, 7, 9)
Lance Dean Vocals (additional) (on tracks 2, 7, 9)
Jonathan Yudkin Strings (on tracks 4, 5, 9), Banjo (on track 8)
Charlie Judge Keyboards (on tracks 2, 4)
Michael Davis Effects
Eric Darken Percussion
Tim Akers Keyboards (on tracks 1, 7-11)
Chris Rodriguez Vocals (backing)
Celeste Amber Montague Vocals (additional) ("The Reporter" on track 1)
Darien Bennett Vocals (additional) ("The General" on track 1)
Ralph Patlan Vocals (additional) ("The Politician" on track 1, tracks, 7, 9)
Scott Harrison Vocals (additional) (on tracks 7, 9)
Ralph Patlan Engineering (assistant)
David Bryant Engineering (assistant), Recording (additional)
Scott Kidd Engineering (assistant)
Jesse Amend Engineering (assistant)
Lance Dean Engineering (assistant)
Jed Hackett Engineering (assistant), Recording (additional), Editing
John Saylor Recording (additional)
Mark Hagen Editing
Mick "Frog" Griffith Production coordination
t42design Design
Jeff Balding Producer, Recording, Mixing
Mike Learn Cover art
Dave Mustaine Producer, Recording, Cover concept
Adam Ayan Mastering
Read Almost... 80% LordThurisaz February 17th, 2013
Read Well, it could have been... 78% ArnoldHablewitz June 26th, 2011
Read "Megadeth - Version 6.0" 68% Metdude May 3rd, 2007
Read The System Has Been Revived 88% darkreif February 24th, 2007
Read Good, but not a masterwork. 77% hells_unicorn November 15th, 2006
Read The System has failed...but... 89% Fatal_Metal May 30th, 2005
Read I like it a lot more than... 77% Corimngul April 27th, 2005
Read Good album? Yes.... 81% Wez March 28th, 2005
Read Ah, the long-awaited come... 71% Nightcrawler October 11th, 2004
Read Dave Snarls For First Time... 85% Resident_Hazard October 8th, 2004
Read A few good songs, but... 47% jaevlasvensk September 28th, 2004
Read A Fitting Closure 87% Enslaughterment September 24th, 2004
Read the album has failed 22% UltraBoris August 23rd, 2004
Read Pretty good considering 70% meedley_meedley August 11th, 2004
Read Not Thrash but still Megadeth 80% Sidewinder July 16th, 2004
Read A good comeback 74% music_shadowsfall July 11th, 2004

Catalogue # 06076-84708-2

Recorded at Oceanway and Emerald Entertainment, Nashville, TN. Additional recordings at Phase Four Studios, Tempe, AZ
Mixed at Emerald Entertainment, Nashville, TN
Mastered at Gateway Mastering & DVD, Portland, Maine

"The System Has Failed" was originally intended to be a Dave Mustaine solo album, but for contractual reasons was released under the Megadeth name. Mustaine originally stated that it would be the final Megadeth album, but later announced that the band would continue as normal. It is the first Megadeth album not to feature David Ellefson, though the presence of Chris Poland means it is not the first to feature only Dave Mustaine from the first album recording line-up.

The lyrics of "Shadow of Deth" are taken from Psalm 23.

Music videos were made for "Die Dead Enough" and "Of Mice And Men".

The Japanese release contains the bonus track "The Day The Music Died", taken from MD.45's only album.

Released on vinyl in 2013

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