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Kill 'em All Original recording reissued
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|1. Hit The Lights|
|2. The Four Horsemen|
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|5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth|
|7. Phantom Lord|
|8. No Remorse|
|9. Seek And Destroy|
|10. Metal Militia|
Japanese only SHM-CD pressing. Universal. 2011.
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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The remaster sounds great. Being able to notice the subtle differences in something you have heard dozens of time is wonderful.
It is the live stuff that is out of this world, though. You can hear James shouting out to the tech crew at various points, which would have been easy to edit out, but it is left there for all the world to hear. I often think of the Ozzy Osbourne Speak Of The Devil, where you could hear things that he said in the fade out between songs, that you wish was left in. That is what I love about bootlegs. If you want to hear the songs EXACTLY the way they were recorded, then go listen to the original album. The best I ever heard on a bootleg was a Black Sabbath recorded in Helsinki where Ozzy actually just mumbled gibberish with the exact number of syllables as the lyrics he was supoosed to sing!
Anyway, you will not be disappointed if you buy this, even at 169.99 CDN.
The album that started it all....Thrash/Speed/Heavy.......that all is what you get.....and did you really want anything more?????...."BANG THAT HEAD THAT DOESN'T BANG"!!!!!!!!!
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 ›
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 !!!