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Kill 'em All Original recording reissued
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|1. Hit The Lights|
|2. The Four Horsemen|
|4. Jump In The Fire|
|5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth|
|7. Phantom Lord|
|8. No Remorse|
|9. Seek And Destroy|
|10. Metal Militia|
While not as timeless as Ride the Lightning or Master Puppets, Metallica's debut album--originally released in 1983--is still a fine piece of thrash metal, and as good a marker as any for the debut of the genre. Fusing the rapid-fire attack of bands like Motorhead with a guitar style reminiscent of such British heavy metal bands as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Metallica essentially created a new kind of metal. Several of the songs from this 1983 album have since become classics, including "Seek & Destroy", "The Four Horsemen", and "Jump in the Fire". The songwriting isn't as sophisticated as on Metallica's later releases; still, it's a great listen, and essential for any heavy metal fan. --Genevieve Williams
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Fast, Hard, Thrashy, all words made up discribe this masterpiece.
It starts off with Hit The Lights, which in my mind is probably the least good song on here, but it only goes up hill now.
The Four Horsemen could be a posterboy for thrash metal, In everyway thinkable it is a song to be respected and listened to.
Motorbreath is also a unique song, the intro drumming is awesome.
Jump In The Fire is a fast thriller of a song, if you like fast check this one out.
Now for (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth. This song is simply a showcase of the unmatched talent which is Cliff Burton.
Whiplash is also one of the fastest songs on this cd, it never slows down for a second.
Phantom Lord really stands out for me because of the solo. I dont think i've heard a better solo to date, which makes it great.
No Remorse is quite a good song, its fast and thrashy, I just cant call it one of favorites.
But now onto my personal favorite, Seek and Destroy. Seek and Destroy is a combination of catchy lyrics, fast creative riffs, and amazing solos.
Metal Milltia is one of the thrashiest songs on here for sure, but after a few listens i just couldn't find it to be a hit for me.
Basically, If your a fan of Thrash Metal at its best, or a Metallica fan in general, get out there and add this cd to your collection !!!
Kill em all is a perfect debut for one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time. It is fast, thrashy, heavy and insane!!!
Hit the Lights - one of my personal favorites on the album - crazy guitar solos, and a great riff. Gets me pumped up!
The Four Horseman - Originally written by Dave Mustaine as "the Mechanix", this song was slown down majorly, and had a lyrics make-over. While I am a huge fan of Dave and Megadeth, THe Four Horseman owns the Mechanix
Motorbreath - I never liked this song to begin with, but it really has grown on me.
Jump in the Fire - Interesting riffs in this one. Drumming sounds a lot like "run to the hills" for some reason - maybe it's just me haha
Anesthesia (pulling teeth) - Cliff Burton's bass solo. Lars kicks in half way though. I cant really rate this as a song, but It is a great bass solo
Whiplash - Fast, thrashy, insane - in my opinion defines the album, and should've been the title of the album!
Phantom Lord - Cool song, nothing really special
No Remorse - my least favorite on the album - nothing much happening in this one.
Seek and Destroy - Classic. Everyone knows this one --- searchin...seek and destroy!Read more ›
Reviewer: An Amazon.com Customer from Minneapolis, Metallica Capital of the World
Tracks like No Remorse are awesome & very similar to songs you will hear on Ride the Lightning, but something to know for you young 'tallica fans - Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, was the original lead vocalist for Metallica. Thus, if you like Megadeth you will like this album, while those longing for the rasp of Hetfield will remain unfulfilled.
p.s. Mustaine also sings on the title track on 'Ride the Lightning' "
the reviewer above was wrong, while Mustaine wrote 7 of the songs on Kill 'Em All and the title track for Ride The Lightening, he did not appear on any of the tracks on either of those albums. i personally love Kill 'Em All, but i like Killing is my Business... by Megadeth more.
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it is not the best album from metallica,it is the first album .Published 13 months ago by JeanMcCarthy
My cat loved this album to death, we use to listen to the whole album at least once a week.
He loved me playing him like a drum and he didnt care if i changed the beat... Read more
This is one of Metallica's most pure & rock album ever made (The only album with their old bassis who passed away). You cannot skip this one!Published on Aug. 5 2008 by Martine