Youthanasia marked the continuing evolution of Megadeth. Following in the footsteps of what the previous album, (Countdown To Extinction) started, Youthanasia displays a tighter, more melodic sound than its preceding albums. The songs are all top-notch, the production is crisp, and the sound is crystal-clear. All in all this album is an integral part of the Megadeth catalogue. The album reached #4 on U.S. Billboard charts and was certified Platinum in 1995.