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Megadeth - Risk

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MB Rating: 3
[1 Vote(s)]

User Rating: 4.3
[170 Vote(s)]
1.
Insomnia
2.
Prince Of Darkness
3.
Enter The Arena
4.
Crush 'Em
5.
Breadline
6.
Doctor Is Calling
7.
I'll Be There
8.
Wanderlust
9.
Ecstasy
10.
Seven
11.
Time: The Beginning
12.
Time: The End

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 1999
Label: Capitol Records
Categories: Thrash, Classic, Heavy
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4.3 out of 10 / 170 vote(s)


MetalBite Review by Luka on 5/3/2001
The day I bought this waste of plastic is the day I lost all faith in Megadeth, one of my major and lifelong favorite bands. Dave Mustaine doesn’t even _pretend_ to still be metal, with a single like "Crush ‘Em" he makes it pretty clear that he’s just an old man after money, following Metallica’s greedy footsteps.

I’ll admit there are a few songs that I enjoy. "Insomnia", the opening track is pretty cool with a catchy chorus and lots of effects, "The Doctor Is Calling" is also good, and "Wanderlust" has a really nice climax.

"Prince Of Darkness" is Dave Mustaine’s pathetic attempt to write a good, heavy metal song. He lost the ability to write these about five years ago however. The last two songs are also kind of hard-edged but they’re pretty shitty. Dave’s whining about old age catching up to him. Why don’t you have your morning tea and forget about this nonsense about making Megadeth famous again.

That’s about it, the rest may be melodic and hard to write but they’re trash, and couldn’t be any further from heavy metal.
97’s "Cryptic Writings" was an album divided into three types of songs: the 90’s Rust in Peace era: fast and ripping, the Countdown to Extinction type: slow and heavy, and the Youthanasia stuff, light and melodic. Every Megadeth fan eagerly awaited to find out which path Megadeth would take with "Risk", and surprise surprise, it’s the light and melodic garbage.

Bottom Line: This thing is swimming in sewage 50 meters below the bottom line.

Rating: 3 out of 10