Release date: 20 July 1986
Style: Thrash metal

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Disc I
01. Wake Up Dead
02. The Conjuring
03. Peace Sells
04. Devil's Island
05. Good Mourning/Black Friday
06. Bad Omen
07. I Ain't Superstitious [Willie Dixon cover]
08. My Last Words

2004 re-release bonus tracks:
09. Wake Up Dead [Randy Burns Mix version]
10. The Conjuring [Randy Burns Mix version]
11. Peace Sells [Randy Burns Mix version]
12. Good Mourning/Black Friday [Randy Burns Mix version]

Disc II [remastered version]
01. Wake Up Dead
02. The Conjuring
03. Peace Sells
04. Devil's Island
05. Good Mourning/Black Friday
06. Bad Omen
07. I Ain't Superstitious [Willie Dixon cover]
08. My Last Words

Disc III [1987 live concert]
01. Wake Up Dead
02. The Conjuring
03. Bad Omen
04. Rattlehead
05. Killing Is My Business
06. Looking Down The Cross
07. My Last Words
08. Peace Sells
09. These Boots [Nancy Sinatra cover]
10. Devil's Island
11. Loved to Deth
12. Mechanix

Disc IV [original Randy Burns mixes]
01. Wake Up Dead
02. The Conjuring
03. Peace Sells
04. Devil's Island
05. Good Mourning/Black Friday
06. Bad Omen
07. I Ain't Superstitious [Willie Dixon cover]
08. My Last Words

Top 20 albums of 1986: 5

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (8)


Additional info
Remastered and expanded for its 25th anniversary, including 2CD and digital audio packages, and a deluxe 5CD+3LP box set.

The commemorative release includes new liner notes by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Metallica's Lars Ulrich.

Guest review by
Desecrator

Rating:
9.5
Let us revisit the year of 1986 for a moment, because this year was probably THE biggest year in the history of Thrash Metal. Three of the biggest acts in Thrash metal released what would become their most impressive works to date. That being Metallica's 'Master Of Puppets', Slayer's 'Reign In Blood' and Megadeth's 'Peace Sells...', Three massive albums that raised the bar in Thrash Metal beyond comprehension. The only difference however, is that Megadeth still had much more to offer after this release, which is why they continue to be a favourite of mine.

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published 22.11.2008 | Comments (16)

Guest review by
Arian Totalis

Rating:
8.5
"I sneak in my own house, it's four in the morning, I've had too much to drink, said I was out with the boys. I creep in my bedroom, I slip into bed, I know if I wake her I'll wake up....dead."

We all know what happens from there. Poland kicks off with an awesome fucking solo, and your brain dies from the lethal injection of metal you've just shot into your bloodstream. "Peace Sells" is the album that put Megadeth on the map. Mankind is and always will be at war with itself, much like the riffage of each instrument will be in constant competition with each other on this album. Yet ideas of peace still sell in this world. Let me ask you this, then; are you buying?

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published 15.01.2009 | Comments (1)

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Dangerboner - 26.01.2010 at 08:01  
Rating: 10 This is one of my all-time favorite albums in general. But, I just heard the remastered version today, and it's not as good as the original, which I own.
thewall30 - 26.01.2010 at 17:38  
Rating: 10 Yeah this album is amazing, but like you said, the remastered one isn't as good...

A Megadeth classic!!!
elekctric - 10.02.2010 at 17:54  
Rating: 9 Ok all of 86' was this album ...
Demonmayonnaise - 11.02.2010 at 17:04  
Rating: 10 Most people say that Rust in Peace is better than this, they're wrong, I really think this is Megadeth's best album. I think it is just an all around better album.
Jay-WalKeR - 20.06.2010 at 13:38  
Rating: 9 Day 17 September 1357 in a number of men protesting the King of Iran pouring in the streets and chanting against the king to head, but people did not know that today is military rule. Jaleh Square in all of them were killed under the gun volley. "Good morning black Friday" for this event is written.
Damage inc. - 28.07.2010 at 05:28  
Rating: 8 This is my favorite Megadeth album it kicks ass
vezzy - 28.07.2010 at 14:45  
Rating: 9
Written by Demonmayonnaise on 11.02.2010 at 17:04

Most people say that Rust in Peace is better than this, they're wrong, I really think this is Megadeth's best album. I think it is just an all around better album.


Yeah, I think so too.
Ozman - 28.07.2010 at 15:38  
Rating: 9
Written by vezzy on 28.07.2010 at 14:45

Written by Demonmayonnaise on 11.02.2010 at 17:04

Most people say that Rust in Peace is better than this, they're wrong, I really think this is Megadeth's best album. I think it is just an all around better album.


Yeah, I think so too.


Me too.
Carl Berg - 19.10.2010 at 23:31  
Rating: 9 Amazing album, always makes me accidentally spill beer on my keyboard while headbanging
rise447 - 25.04.2011 at 05:38  
Rating: 6 For some obscure reason, i just never could get into this album.
The tracks are quite the same.
Disappointing.
soadbyob - 27.04.2011 at 05:18  
 
Written by rise447 on 25.04.2011 at 05:38

For some obscure reason, i just never could get into this album.
The tracks are quite the same.
Disappointing.


w-w-what?
Lit. - 02.05.2011 at 17:55  
 
Written by rise447 on 25.04.2011 at 05:38

For some obscure reason, i just never could get into this album.
The tracks are quite the same.
Disappointing.


Blasphemy!!!
megametallic0710 - 06.05.2011 at 04:55  
Rating: 10 Peace sells is the best megadeth album.Alot of people say rust in peace is the best but I say it's peace sells. From Wake Up Dead to My Last Words this album is amazing and is one of the best thrash metal albums of all time
John Shock - 09.07.2011 at 17:45  
 
Written by megametallic0710 on 06.05.2011 at 04:55

Peace sells is the best megadeth album.Alot of people say rust in peace is the best but I say it's peace sells. From Wake Up Dead to My Last Words this album is amazing and is one of the best thrash metal albums of all time

Totally agree! I hope Megadeth can do a DVD show, playing this album on it's entirely!
Mattybu - 17.07.2011 at 22:16  
Rating: 10
Written by Demonmayonnaise on 11.02.2010 at 17:04

Most people say that Rust in Peace is better than this, they're wrong, I really think this is Megadeth's best album. I think it is just an all around better album.


I have to agree. Not that Rust in Peace isn't really, really good, just I find this album has some much better thrash songs, and an aggressive edge Rust in Peace didn't have as much of. As far as I'm concerned, this album is pure Megadeth doing what they do best.
ThisIsEndgame - 28.08.2011 at 01:42  
Rating: 10 Perfect 10 for sure. A must own for any thrash metal fan
bkrownd - 13.10.2011 at 09:10  
Rating: 9 For whatever reason I seldom crave a listen to Peace Sells as much as Killing Is My Business or Rust In Peace. I'd put it a close #3 among Megadeth's classic trio.
masterofpeace95 - 03.11.2011 at 02:13  
Rating: 9 I really like this album. Definetely in my top 5 favourite megadeth albums. The guitar riffs on this album are some of my favourites to play on guitar. THRASH!!!!!!!!:devil:
John Shock - 12.11.2011 at 21:36  
 
Written by Demonmayonnaise on 11.02.2010 at 17:04

Most people say that Rust in Peace is better than this, they're wrong, I really think this is Megadeth's best album. I think it is just an all around better album.

Agree...but i have only the remaster...how it is the original?
Angelic Storm - 12.11.2011 at 21:59  
Rating: 10
Written by John Shock on 09.07.2011 at 17:45
Totally agree! I hope Megadeth can do a DVD show, playing this album on it's entirely!


Well, Dave has expressed doubts over whether he could ever play "The Conjuring" or "Bad Omen" again because of their lyrical content. However, in an interview he gave in July this year, he said he was interested in playing the whole album in it's entirety for the anniversary, so... I really hope it happens!

This is narrowly my fave album by Megadeth. They never sounded so genuinely menacing and threatening as they did on this album, which along with the tightly wound riffing and increased complexity just made this one of the all time classic metal albums. I remember having this album on cassette, and it was also the first album by Megadeth I heard. And even all these years later, it still sounds downright terrifying in places.

@Shock: The remastered version is worse, but then again, all of the remasters are worse, even the SFSGSW one.
John Shock - 12.11.2011 at 22:10  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 12.11.2011 at 21:59

Written by John Shock on 09.07.2011 at 17:45
Totally agree! I hope Megadeth can do a DVD show, playing this album on it's entirely!


Well, Dave has expressed doubts over whether he could ever play "The Conjuring" or "Bad Omen" again because of their lyrical content. However, in an interview he gave in July this year, he said he was interested in playing the whole album in it's entirety for the anniversary, so... I really hope it happens!

This is narrowly my fave album by Megadeth. They never sounded so genuinely menacing and threatening as they did on this album, which along with the tightly wound riffing and increased complexity just made this one of the all time classic metal albums. I remember having this album on cassette, and it was also the first album by Megadeth I heard. And even all these later, it still sounds downright terrifying in places.

@Shock: The remastered version is worse, but then again, all of the remasters are worse, even the SFSGSW one.

Speaking about that, I don't know why SFSGSW is so underrated...can you explain me why? ..
Angelic Storm - 12.11.2011 at 22:31  
Rating: 10
Written by John Shock on 12.11.2011 at 22:10
Speaking about that, I don't know why SFSGSW is so underrated...can you explain me why? ..


I'm not entirely sure, but I think there's a number of possible reasons for this. At the time of SFSGSW, the band was in serious danger of imploding, and a few dates on the following tour had to be cancelled, due to members being fired, and drug problems. The production on the album wasn't very good either, which could have been another reason why it wasn't well recieved on release. But certainly for me, ever since I first heard the album, I've loved it a lot, and see it as a continuation of a string of classic albums, rather than the blip in between 2 classic albums that a lot of people see it as.
John Shock - 13.11.2011 at 00:38  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 12.11.2011 at 22:31

Written by John Shock on 12.11.2011 at 22:10
Speaking about that, I don't know why SFSGSW is so underrated...can you explain me why? ..


I'm not entirely sure, but I think there's a number of possible reasons for this. At the time of SFSGSW, the band was in serious danger of imploding, and a few dates on the following tour had to be cancelled, due to members being fired, and drug problems. The production on the album wasn't very good either, which could have been another reason why it wasn't well recieved on release. But certainly for me, ever since I first heard the album, I've loved it a lot, and see it as a continuation of a string of classic albums, rather than the blip in between 2 classic albums that a lot of people see it as.

Even with those problems, i don't think that no one has the right to judge this band just because they did shit in the past...for me they're one of the best...and this album is no exception of what the band did or can do on the future!
Novas - 05.01.2012 at 00:12  
Rating: 10
Written by Ozman on 28.07.2010 at 15:38

Written by vezzy on 28.07.2010 at 14:45

Written by Demonmayonnaise on 11.02.2010 at 17:04

Most people say that Rust in Peace is better than this, they're wrong, I really think this is Megadeth's best album. I think it is just an all around better album.


Yeah, I think so too.


Me too.

Same here. It was one of my first & fav albums of metal to listen to when I was like 6yrs old, 11yrs before I even got into metal in general.
As soon as my dad plugged it in his stereo, I loved it (he's always been an 80s hair/glam/thrash guy)
The only Megadeth album he owns, still to this day too.
I love it WAY better than RIP cuz it was dark, mean & melodic.
RIP, to me, was just too short & more in the heavy metal genre...
I enjoy it more than Metallica's Puppets! ... ...

Oh & I just bought the 25th Anniversary version, it has way better remastering. Its clear like an mid-'90s album
tea[m]ster - 05.01.2012 at 03:39  
Rating: 8 I am sorry "Rest In Pieces" fans but THIS album is Megadeths best...as a matter of fact, by ALOT
musicalkaratekid - 21.01.2012 at 20:23  
  Just...Perfect.
Neiluria - 31.05.2012 at 22:56  
Rating: 10 Second best album of megadeth!
pppppppppeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaccce, peaaaaaaceeee seEEeeellsss!
megadeath13 - 06.12.2012 at 23:05  
  Its among rust in peace the best Megadeth album. How can you write such an incredible album?
Illog1cal - 01.01.2013 at 03:31  
  This is the album where Megadeth stands out from the pack. You may think the vocals are laughable at first but after a few listens you will see that they are actually part of the twisted and messed up genius of Dave Mustaine.
Dentura - 20.02.2013 at 22:15  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 05.01.2012 at 03:39

I am sorry "Rest In Pieces" fans but THIS album is Megadeths best...as a matter of fact, by ALOT

I definitely have to agree.
Megamachinica18 - 10.03.2013 at 09:26  
Rating: 9 My ratings

Musicianship: 9
Song writing: 9
Originality: 10
Production: 8.5
deadone - 06.05.2014 at 06:12  
Rating: 9 I love this album. Not a bad song on it. Indeed My Last Words is IMO on of Megadeth's hidden treasures.

And I prefer it to Rust In Peace as well!
God Buster 鬼 - 18.07.2014 at 11:09  
Rating: 3 One of my Top 10 All-Time Overrated Metal Albums
God Buster 鬼 - 18.07.2014 at 13:40  
Rating: 3 A lot of riffs seem like seperated on their own don't really blend well in the whole songs !
Lit. - 18.07.2014 at 20:27  
 
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 18.07.2014 at 11:09

One of my Top 10 All-Time Overrated Metal Albums



I think most old-school thrash is a pile of rubbish, and even I find that statement amusing. This album deserves all the overrating it gets.
Troy Killjoy - 18.07.2014 at 22:17  
  The title track is a little cringe-worthy but other than that this is a pretty solid thrash release. If Megadeth released more albums like this and Ruse in Peace, I'd probably even consider myself a fan.
buff - 10.10.2014 at 10:28  
Rating: 10 Fantastic album, deserves more credit than it gets. Possibly the epitome of 80s thrash.
Maco - 13.10.2014 at 08:02  
Rating: 9 I love that Willie Dixon cover. Very cool, and it fits great with the album.

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