Released: January 21, 2016  |  Universal Music Enterprises

Dystopia

Dystopia is Megadeth's 15th studio album, released January 22, 2016. The first single from the album, "Fatal Illusion" was released digitally on October 2, 2015. Dave Mustaine told Revolver magazine, "There's a lot of riffing going on in there, that's for damn sure. There's a lot of solos, a lot of pounding drums and bass. I knew from the start that I wanted to go back to my roots, and I wanted to make a thrash record".

Dystopia debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock & Hard Rock Albums charts, No. 2 on the Top Current Albums chart and No. 3 on The Billboard 200. On February 12, 2017, Megadeth picked up their first-ever Grammy for "Best Metal Performance" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, nominated for "Dystopia", the title track of the album. 

  • The Threat Is Real

    The Threat Is Real

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Justified obliteration
    No one cares anymore
    The messiah or mass murderer
    No controlling who comes through the door

    A culture made of cover-ups
    Will leprosy touch their flesh?
    For backroom meetings and rendezvous
    The vultures have come home to nest

    The clock runs out, the weakest link
    A deadly strike, the threat is real

    See the burnished images
    Of a crest fallen agency
    Violent conditioning
    Caused the nature of the enemy

    Your terminal lack of vision
    Blinded eyes see no light
    A chronic lack of perspective
    Their cancer now eats us alive

    A fatal shot, a lust for blood
    The final act, the threat is real

    Justified obliteration
    No one cares anymore
    The messiah or a mass murderer
    No controlling who comes through the door

    A culture made of cover-ups
    Will leprosy touch their flesh?
    For backroom meetings and rendezvous
    The vultures have come home to nest

    The clock runs out, the weakest link
    A deadly strike, the threat is real
    A fatal shot, a lust for blood
    The final act, the threat is real
  • Dystopia

    Dystopia

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    "What you don’t know" the legend goes "can't hurt you"
    If you only want to live and die in fear
    They tell us to believe just half of what we see
    And absolutely nothing that we hear

    Resist the twisted truth no matter what the cost
    Supplant the rights with wrongs inside our heads
    Outlawing all the questions to the answers
    That no one likes when someone ends up dead

    Dystopia

    "What you don’t know" the legend goes "can't hurt you"
    If you only want to live and die in a cage
    There's panic and there's chaos rampant in the streets
    Where useless thoughts of peace are met with rage

    Demoralized and overmastered people think
    The quickest way to end a war is lose
    Dictatorship ends starting with tyrannicide
    You must destroy the cancer at its root

    Dystopia
  • Fatal Illusion

    Fatal Illusion

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Lost inside the system, locked away without a key
    No one will ever miss a menace to society
    A gross lack of potential, bad decisions made in spite
    A touchy hairpin trigger and such a wasted life

    Trying to break the mold of a broken family
    Fighting damn sure failure, and living on his knees
    Guilty of the crime of nonconformity
    A hanging judge and jury handing down the penalty

    A lethal injection, now they watch the body jerk
    Exterminate the problem, except it didn’t work

    No vital sign of life, they declared it wasn’t there
    Coroner never checked, because he didn’t fucking care
    Passing off the body, they all believe he died
    Starting up the hearse, set out for a final drive

    Like whistling past a graveyard, when walking by at night
    It’s a fatal illusion to think that evil ever dies

    In a darkened mortuary, reeking of formaldehyde
    Aroused from deadly slumber, something opened up his eyes

    Spilling all their blood was a promise that he’d keep
    Hate so strong revived him from a deep necrotic sleep

    Clawing away the casket lid until his fingers bleed
    He grabbed a knife and set out on a vivisection spree

    A butcher, hell bent, massacring each one with his blade
    From the first one to the last, he dispatched them to the grave

    It’s a fatal illusion…

    Evil never dies
    It never dies
  • Death from Within

    Death from Within

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    The heat is raging from the rising fires of war
    Embers of avarice soon begin to soar
    Vengeance breeding greater vengeance, two eyes for one eye
    Crowning burning hatred that’s lying deep inside

    A token gift, destroyers deep within its hold
    Revenge of patient men is sweet and best served cold
    The enemy inside the belly of the beast
    A mighty Trojan horse, tonight the sentries sleep

    On the march... No place to run
    Time has come... No where to hide
    The moon is red... No one is safe
    From spilling blood... no living thing survives

    Here they fight... regretting nothing
    Here you die... the walls are caving in
    Nothing left... a lethal encounter
    Its judgment time... when death comes from within

    Warning signs ignored, they have all but been denied
    Prophets and messengers, mocked and vilified
    Final destination lying deep inside their court
    Their first line of defense soon became their last resort

    Hardened deceivers entered through their open gates
    Silent trained assassins, lying still, in wait

    Death from within...
  • Bullet to the Brain

    Bullet to the Brain

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    No one knows what draws the moth to the flame
    And nothing costs as much as playing the game
    She had to know, know, know... he'd give love for sex
    He had to know, know, know... she'd give sex for love

    The taste, touching his tongue, sweet to his lips
    Poison, now penetrating deeper
    Betrayed by just one bite, for just one night
    To find forbidden fruit tastes sweeter

    Just like pressing a loaded gun to your head
    One knows only the spider can navigate its web
    She had to know, know, know... he'd get what he wants
    He had to know, know, know... she'd get what she needs

    Soon under the spell, emotions are high
    Mind control penetrating deeper
    The hex was cast on him, all he believes
    Now is forbidden fruit tastes sweeter

    She had to know, know, know... he'd win at the start
    He had to know, know, know... she'd win in the end

    His one last thought blew his mind, bullet to the brain
    Hot lead was penetrating deeper
    Just one reckless shot squeezed from the hand
    That knows forbidden fruit tastes sweeter
  • Post American World

    Post American World

    Music by: Mustaine/Loureiro

    Lyrics by: Mustaine

    We see each other through different eyes
    Segregating ourselves by class and size
    It's me against you in everything that they do
    This planet's become one big spinning disaster

    If you don't like where we're going
    Then you won't like what's coming next

    What will we look like?
    In a post American world
    Why cower to all those
    Who oppose the American world?

    When you walk away from that which makes you strong
    You only fool yourself; you only weaken your cause
    There's creeping hate if you resist the false narrative
    Crushing all the dissenters who still think for themselves

    If you don't like where we're going
    Then you won't like what's coming next

    What will we look like?
    In a post American world
    Why cower to all those
    Who oppose the American world?
  • Poisonous Shadows

    Poisonous Shadows

    Music by: Mustaine/Loureiro

    Lyrics by: Mustaine

    How much pain do you need to feel?
    How much shame do you have to conceal?
    There is no sunshine; just endless nights
    Nobody’s there, nobody cares when you cry

    Is it my face you see, do I haunt you in your sleep
    On your hands and knees, when you crawl through your nightmares
    When there’s no more grace, does your heartbeat start to race?
    Clawing everywhere in the dark, poisonous shadows

    How many secrets do you keep inside?
    How many sins do you have to hide?
    The haunting masses have blackened the sun
    You’ll pay for everything you’ve done, one by one

    Is it my face you see, do I haunt you in your sleep
    On your hands and knees, when you crawl through your nightmares
    When there’s no more grace, does your heartbeat start to race?
    Clawing everywhere in the dark, poisonous shadows

    “…it’s like, I woke up, and she was right there.
    I could almost touch her, although she’s been gone for years now.
    I can feel her…I can feel her watching me.”
  • Look Who's Talking [iTunes/Best Buy Bonus Track]

    Look Who's Talking [iTunes/Best Buy Bonus Track]

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    People tell me you've been talking
    I hear you've got a big mouth
    Saying things you know aren't true
    What the hell are you talking about?

    So, now we have a conundrum
    And the problem is clearly you
    This is the part where it gets ugly
    And the solution; getting rid of you

    You'll never be safe in the shadows
    I'll be waiting in the dark
    With a shovel and a bag full of lime
    I'll say the devil made me do it

    I look who's talking and I see
    A big nothing looking back at me
    Mine is just to do or die, it's not to reason why
    I can't let sleeping dogs that lie, lie

    Don't you think I have friends besides you?
    You called me out, you couldn't resist
    I'll never stop until I find you
    That's when you're gonna cease to exist

    How stupid do you have to be?
    To think the trail of evidence that you've left
    Won't boomerang back in your face
    To your moth-eaten brain by meth

    Like the wolf that does not howl
    Concealed and ready to attack
    It's time to pay with your flesh
    And you'll never stop me

    I look who's talking and I see
    A big nothing looking back at me
    Mine is just to do or die, it's not to reason why
    I can't let sleeping dogs that lie, lie

    The dogs that bark the loudest are the dogs that have no teeth

    I look who's talking and I see
    A big nothing looking back at me
    Mine is just to do or die, it's not to reason why
    I can't let sleeping dogs that lie, lie

    Look at you!
    Look who's talking, a big nothing looking back at me
    Would you look at you?
    Look who's talking, a big nothing, that's all I see
    Won't you look at you?
    Look who's talking, a big nothing, it's what you mean to me
    Oh, but you're never gonna be anything anyway
    Now roll over and play dead
  • Conquer or Die!

    Conquer or Die!

    Music by: Mustaine/Loureiro

    Et erunt homines se ipsos amantes, cupidi, elati, superbi, blasphemi, parentibus inoboedientes, ingrate, scelesti.
  • Lying in State

    Lying in State

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    What we are witnessing is the decline of western civilization
    Crushing our potential and piling it on, how will history portray us?
    Attack the family, attack their faith and dreams
    Attack the body and the head will fall

    A lasting legacy or ruin brought in haste?
    The enemy of truth is lying there in state

    Another day, another manufactured crisis keeping the people distracted
    There's no one playing by the rules anymore, how will history portray us?
    A broken backbone with nothing left to lose?
    That hate the sight of all the ones that do?

    A lasting legacy or ruin brought in haste?
    The enemy of truth is lying there in state

    A shiny new agenda, birthed from a depraved mind
    Of failing us on purpose, to culturally sanitize
    Its opiates for the masses under cloak as hope and change
    The "new normal" or just more of the same?

    The perfect plan
    Must have an alibi
    And the perfect pawn
    To spew the party line
    Of the perfect falsehood
    Spoke a thousand times
    The perfect words
    Cover the greatest crime

    Hell is turning itself inside out
    To lead its path up to meet us
    And we deliberately take
    A step, one foot closer to the grave
  • The Emperor

    The Emperor

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Come here... closer

    Who do you... who do you think you are?
    Some kind of superstar? We'll see!
    Where do you... where do you think you are?
    That shit won't get you far with me

    You're just so dashing, you marvel at the sound
    Of your own voice, as you crash into the ground

    You look so perfect, but everybody knows
    They're petrified to say the emperor has no clothes
    So bloody perfect, but everybody knows
    They're just so petrified, the emperor has no clothes

    Just so you know, that's how it goes!

    You're bad... you're bad for my health
    Because you make me sick, you prick
    Don't you know... don't you know who I am?
    You know I like your face, to kick

    If your lips are moving, I know you must be lying
    You even suck the life out of dying

    You look so perfect, but everybody knows
    They're petrified to say the emperor has no clothes
    So bloody perfect, but everybody knows
    They're just so petrified, the emperor has no clothes

    The house of cards a' falling, luck is running thin
    Father forgive him, being a punk is not a sin

    You look so perfect, but everybody knows
    They're petrified to say the emperor has no clothes
    So bloody perfect, but everybody knows
    They're just so petrified, the emperor has no clothes

    You look so perfect, perfect, the emperor has no clothes
    So bloody perfect, perfect, the emperor has no clothes
    And everybody knows... except you
  • Last Dying Wish [iTunes/Best Buy Bonus Track]

    Last Dying Wish [iTunes/Best Buy Bonus Track]

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Here it comes; this is finally your time
    It's what you've been waiting for
    All the blood, sweat, and tears getting ready
    For this one moment, for this one shot

    All eyes are focused on you
    Everyone is now watching, waiting
    It seems the world has stopped turning
    The clock's spinning, and you better not blow it

    This is the deciding factor
    Your personal "come to Jesus" moment
    Where they separate winners and losers
    Ask yourself; do I really want this bad enough?

    I've got to prove myself
    I'll turn the night a' light
    I'll set this place on fire
    I know tonight's the night

    There are millions of reasons you should give up
    Each one just waiting for you to wash out
    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity
    Soldier on and drown out the sounds of defeat

    The world is yours to take, abandon your "plan B"
    Seize everything you've ever wanted
    Because for those who think winning comes easy
    Luck will be their last dying wish

    I've got to prove myself
    I'll turn the night a' light
    I'll set this place on fire
    I know tonight's the night
  • Foreign Policy

    Foreign Policy

    Music & Lyrics by: Lee Ving

    Eliminate the incompetents!
    Differences don't exist in harmony!
    Survival is superiority
    We don't need no hands across the sea!
    We've got...

    Foreign policy

    The lines are drawn!
    Establish the new order!
    Suspect everyone
    Know your enemies!
    We've got...

    Foreign policy

    Hatred is purity!
    Weakness is disease!
    Where we bury you
    It's manifest destiny!
    We've got...

    Foreign policy
  • Melt the Ice Away [Spotify Bonus Track]

    Melt the Ice Away [Spotify Bonus Track]

    Music & Lyrics by: Tony Bourge/Burke Shelley

    Melt the ice away
    That's what they say
    Say it, say it, say it's safe

    Don't you breakdown under hailstone
    Yeah, you can do what you want, you can be what you want
    Your bad, bad words, yes, you know they can hurt
    Cause I'm the same as you, I need loving too

    Cold winds are blowing
    I think it's time I was going
    Sad, sad city

    When you're giving for a living
    Yeah, you can have it with me, it's a perfect dream
    You can be here too, there's a lot you can do
    By the way you appear in the eyes of the world, take my word

    You can see the sign coming from afar
    You can see the sign coming from afar
    Can you see it there?
    Oh, oh, melt the ice away

    When we're attacking, red lights flashing
    Oh, you can burn out a wire, it's a crazy desire
    You can go with the wind, you can be my friend
    You don't need a hand, take to the Promised Land

    You can see the sign coming from afar
    You can see the sign oh yeah it's there
    Oh, oh, melt the ice away
    Melt the ice away
  • Me Hate You [Japan Bonus Track]

    Me Hate You [Japan Bonus Track]

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    I know I should have seen the writings
    That everything about you is fake
    How could I be in such denial?
    That all you wanna do is make me hate

    You build me up so you can
    Cut me down, if you're
    Trying to make me hate you... it's working

    You may believe this is
    Gonna make me better, if you're
    Trying to make me hate you... it's working

    Each word you said my veins grew harder
    I ignored the warnings in my face
    My black heart is turning into stone
    Cause all you wanna do is make me hate

    You are the only thing you
    Want to talk about, if you're
    Trying to make me hate you... it's working

    You disagree till I don't mind
    And you don't matter, if you're
    Trying to make me hate you... it's working
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    Uno de los mejores álbumes después de 1999.

    02.15.17 - 3:03 PM