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Risk That Megadeth have survived the decline of '80s metal is no small feat. That they occasionally sound relevant is more surprising. The headbangers...RiskMetal That Megadeth have survived the decline of '80s metal is no small feat. That they occasionally sound relevant is more surprising. The headbangers...1999-10-01
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Risk

Genre: Metal; Status: In Season

That Megadeth have survived the decline of ’80s metal is no small feat. That they occasionally sound relevant is more surprising. The headbangers prove their mettle when they modernize their bone-crushing rock: The electronically enhanced ”Insomnia” is reminiscent of Broken-era Nine Inch Nails and several tracks on Risk even pack hummable choruses. But when Dave Mustaine yowls like a possessed Cookie Monster, it’s tough to keep a straight face.

Originally posted October 1 1999 — 12:00 AM EDT

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