Megadeth - Cryptic Writings


7.5 | 1112 votes |
Release date: 30 May 1997
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock

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01. Trust
02. Almost Honest
03. Use The Man
04. Mastermind
05. The Disintegrators
06. I'll Get Even
07. Sin
08. A Secret Place
09. Have Cool, Will Travel
10. She-Wolf
11. Vortex
12. FFF
13. One Thing [Japanese bonus]
14. Trust [spanish version][2004 re-release bonus]
15. Evil That's Within [2004 re-release bonus]
16. Vortex [alternate version][2004 re-release bonus]
17. Bullpick [2004 re-release bonus]

Guest review by
Gorey
Rating:
8.0
1997 was the year of the renewal for Megadeth. Dave Mustaine and his three mates came back after three fabulous albums. Yet it must be said that since 1994 and Youthanasia, there had been a period of scarcity. So Megadeth hired a new producer , Dan Huff, a strange choice, for he was mainly known for his work in country-music. At the first listening, the word renewal seems wrong, while summary sounds righter. Cryptic Writings is actually the album of maturity.

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published 22.09.2003 | Comments (8)

Guest review by
omne metallum
Rating:
5.5
This album seems to separate the two sounds of Megadeth in the 90's, with the radio rock and thrash sounds being confined to their own songs rather than Megadeth trying to mix (or abandon one of) the two. This makes for an album that shifts gears every once in a while, with thrash tracks punctuating the more radio-oriented efforts. It also ends up with an album of two halves being merged together, rather than creating one strong whole.

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published 07.04.2020 | Comments (2)

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17.11.2013 - 21:04
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
This butt is crazy.

Isn't it true that guy's initial days in MS starts with blind fanboyism? I remember I did for Suicide Silence but wasn't a fan boy of that band.
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21.10.2014 - 20:54
Rating: 8
Toxik
Written by Angelic Storm on 14.11.2013 at 19:20

Written by Angel N. on 14.11.2013 at 19:03
which one you would say as an iffy track in this album ?


I've always found "Have Cool, Will Travel" to be a bit silly, and "Sin" is overall, a dull track, although I like the mid-section and the solos. I just wish they'd been attatched to a better song. lol Lyrically I find "Trust" to be cringeworthy, which definitely brings that song down a bit for me, although musically it's decent. But a terrible choice for an opening track, due to it's lack of energy.

That's funny because for me Trust is the best song to "open" the album. As someone said this album have some jazz elemnts (in "I'll Get Even" wich is interesting). A good album with some awesome songs but as you said some songs drag the album a bit down
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22.10.2014 - 01:59
Lit.
Account deleted
Trust is an okay song.

That said, I really like the live version:

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22.10.2014 - 02:07
Rating: 5
Ilham
Giant robot
Trust is the only reason I played this album when I was younger. I eventually just got bored of having it take so much space on my hard drive, and deleted everything but Trust. Thus breaching one of my imaginary rules: never have single songs lying around just like that. Proves how much I just love that song.
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01.12.2014 - 22:12
Rating: 8
Toxik
Written by Ilham on 22.10.2014 at 02:07

Trust is the only reason I played this album when I was younger. I eventually just got bored of having it take so much space on my hard drive, and deleted everything but Trust. Thus breaching one of my imaginary rules: never have single songs lying around just like that. Proves how much I just love that song.

it's not their best album but there some really good songs
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08.02.2015 - 19:10
Rating: 5
Zap
Phlegmish
Written by Ilham on 22.10.2014 at 02:07

Trust is the only reason I played this album when I was younger. I eventually just got bored of having it take so much space on my hard drive, and deleted everything but Trust. Thus breaching one of my imaginary rules: never have single songs lying around just like that. Proves how much I just love that song.

I used to love that song too, until I heard the Spanish version.

(I also used to have that rule btw. In fact, I kind of still do.)
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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08.02.2015 - 20:33
Rating: 5
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Zap on 08.02.2015 at 19:10

I used to love that song too, until I heard the Spanish version.

I'm not letting you ruin the only Megadeath song I still listen to regularly. Not opening that link nuh huh.
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08.02.2015 - 21:29
Rating: 5
Zap
Phlegmish
Written by Ilham on 08.02.2015 at 20:33

I'm not letting you ruin the only Megadeath song I still listen to regularly. Not opening that link nuh huh.

Oh, I assumed you knew it already. Yeah, don't click that link.

Then again...

I know you want it.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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27.06.2016 - 21:05
Rating: 3
Oh my god I can't remember this album being this bad, Megadeth trying to write mainstream radio friendly rock and sadly it's not even catchy as many of the tracks on Risk were, this is just boring, dragging and lacks any kind of decent song ideas. It's really shows how desperate Mustaine was to follow Metallica in trying to get as much radio play as possible. Yuck. It opens up decent with Trust but after that it takes until track 10 (that's 8 tracks of pure garbage inbetween!!) when we get something thats listenable again. Wierd enough all three last songs aren't actually that bad, they are all pretty good. But it doesn't change the fact that if it weren't for the Megadeth logo on the cover I wouldn't never own this album. If I ever start selling of albums I rarely listen to then this one is first in line.
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And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
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21.02.2019 - 14:25
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
If you go chronologically its worst band album, but that time super stars in 90's put even worst rubbish albums out as this one. Some songs are good, whit deep meaning. Not good to remember, but going trough disco and judging, you can give a try. I hated it then, now I dont hate, but dont like it so much.
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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