Cryptic Writings

album by Megadeth

Cryptic Writings is the seventh studio album by American thrash metal band, Megadeth. Cryptic Writings was released on June 17, 1997 through Capitol Records.[1] It is Megadeth's last album to feature drummer Nick Menza.

Cryptic Writings
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 17, 1997
RecordedSeptember 1996 at The Tracking Room in Nashville, Tennessee
GenreHeavy metal
Length46:44
LanguageEnglish
LabelCapitol
ProducerDann Huff, Dave Mustaine
Megadeth chronology
''Youthanasia
(1994)
Cryptic Writings ''Risk
(1999)

The album peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200 and at #17 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[2][3] In 1998, the song "Trust" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Metal Performance.[4]

SongsEdit

No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "Trust"   Mustaine, Marty Friedman 5:11
2. "Almost Honest"   Mustaine, Friedman 4:02
3. "Use the Man"   Mustaine, Friedman 4:35
4. "Mastermind"     3:48
5. "The Disintegrators"     2:50
6. "I'll Get Even"  Mustaine, Friedman, David Ellefson, Brian HoweMustaine, Friedman, Ellefson, Howe 4:23
7. "Sin"  Mustaine, Ellefson, Nick MenzaMustaine, Ellefson, Menza 3:06
8. "A Secret Place"     5:29
9. "Have Cool, Will Travel"     3:28
10. "She-Wolf"     3:36
11. "Vortex"     3:38
12. "FFF"   Mustaine, Friedman, Ellefson, Menza 2:38
Total length:
46:44

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Cryptic Writings - Megadeth - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-3-24. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Megadeth Album & Song Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-3-24. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Slayer Album & Song Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-3-24. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "40th Grammy Awards - 1998". Rock On the Net. Retrieved 2015-3-24. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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