Risk | 1999

Risk is the 8th studio album from Megadeth and the last to feature on the Capitol Records label. The album is the studio debut of drummer, Jimmy DeGrasso and the final appearance by long-time guitarist, Marty Friedman.

Breadline. Classic.

Risk Information

Risk debuted at #16 on the Billboard chart (US) and was certified gold in 1999, after shipping half a million copies. The follow up to the critically acclaimed Cryptic Writings, Risk represented a ‘risky’ departure from their previous style of music and got a luke-warm critical reception, although history has been somewhat kinder, with the album sounding great today.

The single ‘Crush Em’ was featured in Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1999 movie ‘Universal Soldier: The Return‘. Two further singles were released from Risk: ‘Breadline’ and ‘Insomnia’. All three charted in the US and ‘Crush Em’ got into the Top 10.

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