Released: July 14, 1992 Countdown to Extinction
Megadeth guns for arena thrash success and gets it on Countdown to Extinction. Megadeth trades in its lengthy, progressive compositions for streamlined, tightly written and played songs more conducive to radio and MTV airplay. The album reached #2 on U.S. Billboard charts, was certified double Platinum in 1992 and was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Metal Performance category in 1993.