Risk cd cover

Megadeth

Risk

To put it simply, this is Megadeth's version of Metallica's LOAD. Long time fans are probably going to hate it, but they'll make some new ones too. Risk cashes in on some cheap trendy studio effects instead of relying on hooks. In many cases the effects overshadow the music. It lacks the punch of the great riffs from Cryptic Writings and the aggression from earlier Megadeth work, but the songs are still well written. While I'm glad to see Dave less concerned with playing faster and heavier, I think this time, he went a little too light, and a little too far off to the left. It's not a bad album, but I would only recommend it to the extremely open-minded listener. Megadeth fans beware... --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. Insomnia
  2. Prince of Darkness
  3. Enter the Arena
  4. Crush 'Em
  5. Breadline
  6. The Doctor Is Calling
  7. I'll Be There
  8. Wanderlust
  9. Ecstasy
  10. Seven
  11. Time: The Beginning
  12. Time: The End

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Dave Mustaine
GUITAR: Marty Friedman
Dave Mustaine
BASS: David Ellefson
DRUMS: Jimmy DeGrasso

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Capitol Records
PRODUCED BY: Dann Huff
RELEASE YEAR: 1999
“I sneak in my own house. It's four in the morning. I had too much to drink, said I was out with the boys...”