On this day in 1997, Megadeth's seventh studio album Cryptic Writings was released. The album debuted at #10 on U.S. Billboard charts and was certified Platinum in 1998. The first 500,000 copies of the album in the U.S. were released with silver background album cover. Instrumentally, the band introduced a more melodic mix than the previous albums, chock-full of crunchy riffs, and speed-of-light guitar solos. The song "Trust" was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Metal Performance category in 1997. Download it on iTunes or get the album at Amazon.