Cryptic Writings

Megadeth - Cryptic Writings
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 47 ratings
1997 Ratings: #93
June 17, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
Capitol / Label
Heavy Metal, Metal / Genres
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While I think that calling Cryptic Writings a bad album is a bit of a stretch, I do think that this album is the weakest I've heard from Megadeth yet.

I can't say that I hate any of the songs on here, but I don't necessarily like them either. There really aren't many that stand out at all for any positive reasons. I did think that most were fairly inoffensive thrash songs, but they weren't great. The opener, Trust, I can't even deny was a pretty fun way to open the album, but it left ... read more
An album that feels as if Megadeth tries to conquer all audiences, with relatively positive results. This results in songs featuring sounds which are uncommon to the band's realm, like little programming details, layered vocals and string sections in pursue of mainstream sonority. Going through the tracklist, it's like the album is falling down in an ungraceful manner but manages to land on its feet in the second half of tracks.
pop metal actually works well. fight for freedom and trust are really good actually
Can we just admit that Trust is an absolute B A N G E R
Trust - 80
Almost Honest - 70
Use the Man - 65
Mastermind - 70
The Disintegrators - 75
I'll Get Even - 75
Sin - 70
A Secret Place - 70
Have Cool, Will Travel - 70
She-Wolf - 80
Vortex - 65
FFF - 75

Destaque: Trust
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Track List

  1. Trust
  2. Almost Honest
  3. Use the Man
  4. Mastermind
  5. The Disintegrators
  6. I'll Get Even
  7. Sin
  8. A Secret Place
  9. Have Cool, Will Travel
  10. She-Wolf
  11. Vortex
  12. FFF
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