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The lyrics explore the hypothetical situation where an average citizen is placed in a position where he runs the country while the public is led by a phantom Gates To Bottomless Halls - Ildjarn / Hate Forest - Those Once Mighty Fallen. The song was generally well received by critics, [ citation needed ] and its accompanying music video by Wayne Isham initially received heavy rotation on MTVbut eventually became controversial and was edited because of an assassination scene that MTV felt was "too harsh".
Inspired, he began writing lyrics on the back of a sushi receipt, " My metal brains corroding, my head is going to explode". Mustaine wrote the lyrics to the song, which were Band Intro / Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth - Its Coming Fast about what he perceived to be how the masses were being led to their own destruction by political leaders, which is where the title is derived, Symphony of Destruction.
The song contains what has been described as catchy, with a more commercially mainstream, standard song structure,  as opposed to some of Megadeth's more aggressive and structurally intense songs, such as " Hangar 18 " or " Holy Wars The Punishment Due ". ByMustaine's vocal Oscar Levant - Oscar Levant Plays Chopin and style, along with Megadeth's bombastic aestheticwere considered jarring by some music listeners, meaning they had not yet been exposed to more mainstream audiences.
Partially due to the success and radio friendliness of this song and Countdown to ExtinctionMegadeth was capable of reaching a higher level of public awareness and cultural relevance. To promote the commercial success of the song as a single, Capitol Records produced a music video in Directed by Wayne Isham,  who also directed the videos for " Train of Consequences " and " 99 Ways to Die ", the video begins with shots of a burning American flag with the motto For the People imprinted on it, followed by a gun trigger being pulled, and then a man's unblinking eye, foreshadowing the assassination that occurs later in the video.
Each member of Megadeth separately appear playing instruments during the video, although none of them are actually seen playing together. Rioting crowds and anarchy are Band Intro / Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth - Its Coming Fast in contrast of political figures laughing, which leads to the President and First Lady exiting a limousine to a cheering crowd, where a man with a pistol appears and shoots the president.
The remainder of the video consists of nonlinear footage of the band performing and miscellaneous destruction caused by the chaos inflicted by citizens and significant collateral damage.
At first, the song was shown considerably on MTV without any concern, but later the scene where the politician finally gets assassinated was edited out because the assassination scene was deemed "too harsh". The controversy was defended by Dave Mustaine, where he stated "I think it's more important that our point got across than the fact of whether or not we had to soften up a certain scene or lose it altogether.
The song has been covered and remixed by numerous bands. More notable covers include Arch Enemy 's version, for a Kerrang! CD entitled High Voltage! A Brief History of Rockwhich featured modern bands set to define rock music for the next 25 years playing covers of bands that influenced them. Nightwish has continued to perform the song live, but these versions are not available on official releases. The song has even been covered by non-metal bands as well.
For example, 3 Doors Downan alternative rock act, played the song live nearly 70 times, which makes them one of its most devoted cover performers. Raw  and Full Auto 2: Battlelines. The song's name is the basis for the title of Dave Mustaine's instructional column in Guitar World magazine, "Symphony of Instruction".
The duo are comically amused by the video, giggling through a majority of it, and responding positively to the catchy main riff and the quick editing and explosions featured in the video, even headbanging to it. Beavis praises the video, stating that he believes that "Dave Mustaine rules, heheh" and that "these guys are cool". The Screaming Eagle. When the song is performed live, the crowd will usually shout 'Megadeth, Megadeth, aguante Megadeth!
This chorus began in Argentina and quickly spread worldwide. It is also applied to something that "rules" or "rocks". The first time the Argentine crowd chanted this out, heavily influenced by its soccer song singing culture in stadiums, Dave Mustaine was blown out of his mind.
Another is that "it's the only public that will sing out the guitar parts". The song remains Megadeth's most widely known song, and a live staple that has been performed in nearly all Megadeth concerts since its composition. Because of this, it has been featured in the following:.
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