Megadeth - Risk


5.4 | 813 votes |
Release date: 30 August 1999
Style: Hard rock

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01. Insomnia
02. Prince Of Darkness
03. Enter The Arena
04. Crush 'Em
05. Breadline
06. The Doctor Is Calling
07. I'll Be There
08. Wanderlust
09. Ecstasy
10. Seven
11. Time: The Beginning
12. Time: The End
13. Duke Nukem Theme [Japanese bonus]

Staff review by
Deadsoulman
Rating:
3.0
Risk is crap. Here it is, I won't have to say it again. Dave Mustaine's jealousy of Metallica's succe$$ has blinded him. He has completely gone astray in his quest for radio broadcasting.
We all knew that the times of Megadeth playing speed-thrash were over since Countdown to Extinction, but hell, Youthanasia was a very good heavy metal album and Cryptic Writings contained great moments. Megadeth used to belong to the Big Four of Thrash, they don't have the right to release such a soup. You can expect that kind of album from a glam-rock band, but not from guys that have dominated metal genres all over the 90's.

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published 22.09.2003 | Comments (54)

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09.10.2011 - 17:43
Rating: 5
AndMetalForAll
kual21
A bad album from a bad era of Megadeth...But Megadeth's bad era is still much better than the bad era of Metallica
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01.11.2011 - 23:14
Rating: 10
dark_mar
For me the best Megadeth album...not for stupid metal heads. As always...something musical good without noise is bad:) The same is with 'load' and 'reload' from Metallica - their best albums but stupid metal heads prefer the same guitar boring things all the time…
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01.11.2011 - 23:14
Rating: 10
dark_mar
For me the best Megadeth album...not for stupid metal heads. As always...something musical good without noise is bad:) The same is with 'load' and 'reload' from Metallica - their best albums but stupid metal heads prefer the same guitar boring things all the time…
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01.11.2011 - 23:18
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
I must be one stupid motherfucker because this album is awful.
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08.12.2011 - 15:28
Rating: 9
dave.deviant
I dunno why the album is so low on rating...???Yes, Mustaine wanted to sell out and he wanted a no. 1 seller album but wat the hell has that got to do with the music?? The music is Great . sure, its not that fast thrash Megadeth but it it still has some great songwriting, great solos, and hell, the vocals are top notch in this album. For the lyrics, Mustaine gave up his political statements for a while and tried some things more personal. All the ones dissing this album have either not heard it or are just 'tru-metalhead' posers who will just sit in their fuckin well and will not appreciate anything new. This was a great record in my opinion.
" if anybody else's name was on 'Risk,' it would have sold "
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08.12.2011 - 15:41
Rating: 3
vezzy
Stallmanite
Written by dave.deviant on 08.12.2011 at 15:28
This was a great album, and would surely sell if not for the name 'Megadeth' on it and mind you,.. Dave Mustaine has never made crap music. NEVER.:)


Your first sentence looks like you meant to say "wouldn't sell if not for the name Megadeth", then backspaced, kludged and forgot to fix the rest.

Also, the woooorld neeeeds a heeewooo...
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17.03.2012 - 00:46
Rating: 8
Nick le Bel
For the straight metalheads this album sucks.. but for the open minded it's very good indeed
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17.03.2012 - 00:59
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Nick le Bel on 17.03.2012 at 00:46
...but for the open minded it's very good indeed

What?
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17.03.2012 - 01:09
@gent_-_orange
I think some people don't realise what open mindedness actually is.
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17.03.2012 - 01:14
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by @gent_-_orange on 17.03.2012 at 01:09
I think some people don't realise what open mindedness actually is.

Some people think open-mindedness is the same as having a questionable taste in music.
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17.03.2012 - 01:21
@gent_-_orange
Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.03.2012 at 01:14

Written by @gent_-_orange on 17.03.2012 at 01:09
I think some people don't realise what open mindedness actually is.

Some people think open-mindedness is the same as having a questionable taste in music.

If that's the case I would gladly label myself close minded. I know everyone has their own opinions but I cant see why anyone would like this album tbh, It just sounds like a shitty attempt to emulate 90's Metallica which was never great to begin with.
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17.03.2012 - 01:26
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by @gent_-_orange on 17.03.2012 at 01:21
If that's the case I would gladly label myself close minded. I know everyone has their own opinions but I cant see why anyone would like this album tbh, It just sounds like a shitty attempt to emulate 90's Metallica which was never great to begin with.

Agreed. It's not like I go in listening to a new album thinking "I really hope this sucks. I hope I waste my time listening to it. I hope there are absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever." No. I go in thinking "I haven't heard this before. Maybe it'll be my new favorite album. Who knows, maybe I've uncovered a masterpiece. Or maybe it's just something I can come back to later if I like it."

I am as open-minded as I can be when it comes to music. It's the only area in my life where I'm optimistic. But regardless of my approach, albums like Risk just don't do anything for me.
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17.03.2012 - 01:38
@gent_-_orange
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Agreed. It's not like I go in listening to a new album thinking "I really hope this sucks. I hope I waste my time listening to it. I hope there are absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever." No. I go in thinking "I haven't heard this before. Maybe it'll be my new favorite album. Who knows, maybe I've uncovered a masterpiece. Or maybe it's just something I can come back to later if I like it."

I am as open-minded as I can be when it comes to music. It's the only area in my life where I'm optimistic. But regardless of my approach, albums like Risk just don't do anything for me.


Indeed, I would consider myself open minded about music and willing to give anything a try regardless of what people say about it, But the Majority's opinion is right on with this one.

Keep listening man.
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09.06.2012 - 21:37
JohnDoe
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- some people forget Metallica sold out in 1991.


And Megadeth in 1992


still,90s Megadeth is miles better than 90s Metallica.


I can't agree with you on that. 90's Metallica > 90's Megadeth [excluding RIP] Just my opinion of course.


I've just noticed your user name and now I get your posts

Maybe Megadeth sold out in 1992, I won't argue with that; but still, in my humble opinion, the albums from Countdown to Extinction to Cryptic Writings are better than what Metallica did from the selftitled album to Reload. And I'm not that much into neither Metallica, nor Megadeth these days (if you were thinking you've got a Megadeth fanboy answer or attitude).
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25.11.2012 - 18:47
megadeath13
Account deleted
The first megadeth dissapointment. Its as weak as St. anger but the war between megadeth and metallica is getting childish anyway.
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15.01.2013 - 09:32
Rating: 5
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Not as bad as some people stay, but still bland and boring. As some people have said, I'd expect this from a glam band or something, not from Megadeth.
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15.01.2013 - 09:53
Rating: 7
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by Jaeryd on 15.01.2013 at 09:32

Not as bad as some people stay, but still bland and boring. As some people have said, I'd expect this from a glam band or something, not from Megadeth.

Actually this is a good album. Commercial moments are many, but it isn't bad. The songs are very well arranged and Marty played more than admirably.
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15.01.2013 - 10:46
Rating: 5
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Written by Vasil de Shumen on 15.01.2013 at 09:53

Written by Jaeryd on 15.01.2013 at 09:32

Not as bad as some people stay, but still bland and boring. As some people have said, I'd expect this from a glam band or something, not from Megadeth.

Actually this is a good album. Commercial moments are many, but it isn't bad. The songs are very well arranged and Marty played more than admirably.

I didn't say it was bad, I just said it was not good. Kinda average stuff. Not something I'd spend money on, but I'm not bothered if anyone else likes this album.
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28.04.2013 - 22:38
Rating: 8
Himedal
Written by elekctric on 10.02.2010 at 18:00

Even Megadeth screws up huh ... but still better than St. Anger by thousands ....


I totally agree
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19.01.2017 - 12:14
Rating: 3
Sonic MrSumo
Out of over 700 albums I own...this is the worst...the absolute worst
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