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Kill 'Em All
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Album: Kill 'Em All
# Song Title   Time
1)    Hit The Lights More Info... 4:16
2)    The Four Horsemen More Info... 7:11
3)    Motorbreath More Info... 3:06
4)    Jump In The Fire More Info... 4:40
5)    (Anaesthesia) Pulling Teath More Info... 4:15
6)    Whiplash More Info... 4:09
7)    Phantom Lord More Info... 4:59
8)    No Remorse More Info... 6:24
9)    Seek & Destroy More Info... 6:52
10)    Metal Militia More Info... 5:11
 

Album: Kill 'Em All
# Song Title   Time
1)    Hit The Lights More Info... 4:16
2)    The Four Horsemen More Info... 7:11
3)    Motorbreath More Info... 3:06
4)    Jump In The Fire More Info... 4:40
5)    (Anaesthesia) Pulling Teath More Info... 4:15
6)    Whiplash More Info... 4:09
7)    Phantom Lord More Info... 4:59
8)    No Remorse More Info... 6:24
9)    Seek & Destroy More Info... 6:52
10)    Metal Militia More Info... 5:11
 
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Tracks

1. No Remorse

2. Seek And Destroy

3. Metal Militia

4. Motorbreath

5. Whiplash

6. Phantom Lord

7. Hit The Lights

8. Pulling Teeth

9. Jump In The Fire

10. The Four Horsemen

Performer Notes
  • Metallica: James Hetfield (vocals, guitar); Kirk Hammett (guitar); Cliff Burton (bass); Lars Ulrich (drums).
  • Originally released on Megaforce.
  • Personnel: James Hetfield (vocals, guitar, electric guitar); Kirk Hammett (guitar); Lars Ulrich (drums).
  • Audio Remasterer: George Marino.
  • The true birth of thrash. On Kill 'Em All, Metallica fuses the intricate riffing of New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Diamond Head with the velocity of Mot?rhead and hardcore punk. James Hetfield's highly technical rhythm guitar style drives most of the album, setting new standards of power, precision, and stamina. But really, the rest of the band is just as dexterous, playing with tightly controlled fury even at the most ridiculously fast tempos. There are already several extended, multi-sectioned compositions foreshadowing the band's later progressive epics, though these are driven by adrenaline, not texture. A few tributes to heavy metal itself are a bit dated lyrically; like Diamond Head, the band's biggest influence, Kill 'Em All's most effective tone is one of supernatural malevolence -- as pure sound, the record is already straight from the pits of hell. Ex-member Dave Mustaine co-wrote four of the original ten tracks, but the material all sounds of a piece. And actually, anyone who worked backward through the band's catalog might not fully appreciate the impact of Kill 'Em All when it first appeared -- unlike later releases, there simply isn't much musical variation (apart from a lyrical bass solo from Cliff Burton). The band's musical ambition also grew rapidly, so today, Kill 'Em All sounds more like the foundation for greater things to come. But that doesn't take anything away from how fresh it sounded upon first release, and time hasn't dulled the giddy rush of excitement in these performances. Frightening, awe-inspiring, and absolutely relentless, Kill 'Em All is pure destructive power, executed with jaw-dropping levels of scientific precision. ~ Steve Huey
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (11/89) - Ranked #35 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Albums of the '80s" survey.

Q (Summer/01, p.127) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Reaffirms their status as the pre-eminent metal band of the modern era....combining the power of classic rock with the raw speed and DIY attitude of punk. Thrash metal had arrived..."

Pitchfork (Website) - "Metallica's 1983 debut KILL 'EM ALL more or less singlehandedly launched thrash metal and established the template for every other speed- or extremity-oriented metal band on earth that's been active since."

Uncut (magazine) - "KILL EM ALL would change the shape of things to come with its exhilarating fusion of American hardcore and British heavy metal at its most bruising."
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