Megadeth ‎– Risk

Capitol Records ‎– CDP 7243 4 99134 0 0
CD, Enhanced, Album


1 Insomnia 4:36
2 Prince Of Darkness 6:25
3 Enter The Arena 0:52
4 Crush 'Em 4:57
5 Breadline 4:24
6 The Doctor Is Calling 5:40
7 I'll Be There 4:19
8 Wanderlust 5:22
9 Ecstasy 4:28
10 Seven 5:00
11 Time: The Beginning 3:04
12 Time: The End 2:26

Companies, etc.



Enhanced CD "contains exclusive Megadeth interviews and more!"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 2434-99134-0 0
  • Barcode (String): 724349913400
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1,2): MASTERED BY EMI MFG. 72 4349913400RM
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1,2): IFPI L044
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1673
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 1650
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 1678

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C4 7243 4 99134 4 8 Megadeth Risk(Cass, Album) Capitol Records C4 7243 4 99134 4 8 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
Advance CD Megadeth Risk(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) Capitol Records Advance CD Canada 1999 Sell This Version
7243 4 99134 4 8 Megadeth Risk(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 7243 4 99134 4 8 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
C4724349913448 Megadeth Risk(Cass, Album) Capitol Records C4724349913448 Malaysia 1999 Sell This Version
50899 010 Megadeth Risk(Cass, Album, Unofficial) EMI (2) 50899 010 Russia 1999 Sell This Version


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February 8, 2018

After 15 years of making music, Megadeth finally hit that dreaded stage of their careers that metal fans frown upon with utter contempt and hatred... the commercial album. Heaven's forbid, sometimes a band just want to try something new, or maybe they'd like to try and actually make some money (a blasphemous sin, no doubt), or maybe, seeing as how heavy metal music was pretty much dead in 1999, they thought they'd try to get something out to the mainstream and show that the genre still has plenty of life and vitality in it (it did, of course, but that would come at the hands of bands like Linkin Park... who'da thunk it?).

So here we are, it's 1999, and Megadeth alienated all of their fans by releasing their radio-friendly pop album 'Risk', but made a new one in me. I was 12 years-old and other than 'Destroyer' by Kiss, this was my first true exposure to heavy metal. I fell in love with the song 'Crush 'Em' after hearing Megadeth perform on a World Championship Wrestling show. It was a performance that nobody asked for, nobody watched, and the few that actually did, certainly didn't care. Except for me, because it pretty much changed my life.

So what's wrong with Risk? Absolutely nothing!

It's not thrash metal. It doesn't have that raw, grittiness that Megadeth classics such as 'Rust in Peace' and 'Peace Sells' have. And what's this? Strings? Acoustic guitars? An "anthem"?

Well boo-hoo-hoo to all the whiny metal fans who hated Megadeth for going all Bon Jovi on us and "selling out". The truth is, this album is still heavy metal. 'Insomnia', 'Prince of Darkness' and 'The Doctor is Calling' are still as dark, gloomy and heavy as any Megadeth track, and Dave Mustaine's brief foray into actually singing on tracks like 'Breadline', 'I'll Be There' and 'Ecstasy' all show that even the most metal of icons have their softer sides.

Much like 'Load' did for Metallica a few years prior, the fan backlash at 'Risk' pretty much exemplifies why metal fans sometimes deserve the flak they get. Good music speaks for itself, and when it all comes down to it, the music on this record is pretty damn good, whether it's 1988 thrash metal Megadeth or 1999 Bon Jovi Megadeth. Take a 'risk', get over it.


December 2, 2017
Megadeth back catalog is badly in need of vinyl reissues and a vinyl release of this title. Seriously, why no vinyl version for of this under-rated album?


December 12, 2016
No vinyl repress? what a shame, they need to do something!


August 31, 2016
How comes this release is the only megadeth's album that never was pressed on vynil ?


June 6, 2015
anyone else waiting for / hoping for a vinyl RE?


March 7, 2015
I have EU printed cd with cat number 7243 5 22336 0 1 but it's a single disc?