Knowing that a performance of a 20-year-old album would serve as the centerpiece of Megadeth's concert Wednesday at the Midland, some fans of the thrash band may have decided not to splurge on 40-dollar tickets. They could have blown the dust off one of the over 2 million copies of "Countdown To Extinction" that have been sold since 1992 and enjoyed an inexpensive and relatively tranquil evening at home. While entirely reasonable, selecting that option would have been a mistake. Even though Megadeth's 85-minute appearance was disappointingly brief and free of surprises, the band's sleek performance offered a wholly satisfying...
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