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System Has Failed
Artist: Megadeth
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''The System Has Failed'' is the tenth studio album released by American heavy metal band Megadeth. It was the first album to be released following the band's re-establishment in 2004 after its disbandment in 2002 as well as the first not to feature bassist Dave Ellefson. It is also the band's fourth studio album that does not feature a title track (following ''So Far, So Good... So What!'', ''Cryptic Writings'' and ''Risk''), although the title is referenced in the song "Kick the Chair". It was released on September 14, 2004.

The "system" referred to in the album's title is "the American system and western civilization" which in Mustaine's opinion dictates what the world follows. Mustaine cites examples of such failure in America's educational system, which underpays its teachers, and its court system, which allows criminals to escape punishment.

Singles as well as music videos were made for "Die Dead Enough", "Of Mice and Men" and "The Scorpion". "Die Dead Enough" was originally set to be featured in the movie Saw, but it was not used for undisclosed reasons. - Wikipedia

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