The title stems from Mustaine's decision to take a risk with the musical direction of this album. Megadeth expands its horizons and explores new avenues with the 1999 release of Risk. With an artistic approach backed by a creative edge, Megadeth delivers a unique album that includes some of the best songs the band has produced. The album debuted at #16 on U.S. Billboard charts and was certified Gold in 1999.