Risk 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… Megadeth Metal
Music Review

Risk

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Megadeth; Genre: Metal

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 Oct 01, 1999 Published in issue #505 Oct 01, 1999 Order article reprints