Most metal fans will say that “Risk” was Megadeth’s worst album. Personally I disagree. I consider myself first and foremost a Megadeth fan, THEN a metal fan.
Perhaps if you’re looking for the old fashioned Megadeth thrash music then Risk isn’t for you, but I have to say that this is one of Megadeth’s best albums.
Most people will just say that the only good song on the album is “Crush ‘em.” That’sa great song, but not the only one.
“Insomnia” is a perfect song to start off the album with, it may not be the same as “Loved to Deth” but it gets the job done. I’ve always considered “Prince of Darkness” to be kind of cheesy, but it’s a good song nonetheless.
“Enter the Arena” in simply an intro to “Crush ‘em” which I won’t comment on b/c everyone else has.
“Breadline” might be one of my favorite songs on the album. The haunting tones just struck a cord with me. “The Doctor’s Calling” is another great song, even for you metal-elitists out there. “Wanderlust” and “I’ll be There” are two hugely underrated songs (especially the former).
“Ecstasy” is perhaps my second favorite song on the album, and “Seven” is awesome. Both “Time” songs are good, though I consider them to be some of the weaker songs on the album.
I can understand how some people may not like this album, but it will always be one of my favorites.