||Everything seems to be changing around in
the late 90's, more and more bands like the use of electronic technology
in their music. Megadeth is no different. The bands new effort "Risk"
is a dawn of a new age for the band. Like fellow metal alumni Metallica,
Megadeth has lightened up their sound and made their music more commercial.
Yes, the sound of a band being more commercial is dependant on the
listener, but the distortion is easily determinable. Also their sounds
can be found in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as Goldberg's theme
music, the NHL as a new promotion for Hockey, and even in a video
game; Duke Nukem. This first track on the CD "Insomnia"
is a good example of an industrialized, commercial, metal band. It
almost sounds like a cross of Nine Inch Nails with a mix of the Beatles.
A sound that is definitely not expected from a metal legend such as
Megadeth. There is no familiarity with the 12 tracks on this album
with anything in the past. It's almost like its an entirely different
band. Every track seems to have a different sound and different direction.
I give this album a 62, and the only reason why its so high is that
they are willing to experiment with different things, it may not have
came out for the better but its and effort.