by MegadethMegadeth


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The world of metal has recently undergone drastic changes, redefining itself to accommodate the rap-rock crossover success of Korn and the punk-grunge dirge-rock of Sevendust. But Megadeth remain a satisfying force for metalheads who haven't forgotten the heyday of unfettered, undiluted speed-sludge. CRYPTIC WRITINGS, from 1997, sold surprisingly well, and while the appeal of the band's followup, RISK, is not as immediate, it rawks with the dark, musically dense intensity we've come to expect from frontman Dave Mustaine and axe-grinder Dave Ellefson. The best things here are the supercharged yet sweet "Breadline" and the flailing "Time: The End." Sure, these seasoned road warriors aren't doing a whole lot of innovating, but the fun of listening to RISK lies in hearing Megadeth continue to rock out with politically aware, musically progressive metal as they move into middle age. They may be doing this when they're 55, and if so, more power to 'em.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/1999
Label: Emi Europe Generic
UPC: 0724357987820
catalogNumber: 579878
Rank: 61806

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Megadeth   Primary Artist
Marty Friedman   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
David Ellefson   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Dave Mustaine   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jimmy DeGrasso   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Marty Friedman   Composer
Jeff Balding   Engineer
David Ellefson   Composer
Dann Huff   Producer
Dave Mustaine   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Liner Notes
Ralph Patlan   Engineer
Bud Prager   Composer
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Shannon Ward   Art Direction
Bo Caldwell   Artwork
Kevin Lefebvre   Artwork
Dave McRobb   Artwork
Prager   Composer,Lyricist
Friedman   Composer
Michael Müller   Artwork

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