Ride the Lightning

Metallica - Ride the Lightning
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Based on 3 reviews
1984 Ratings: #2 / 96
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Based on 511 ratings
1984 Ratings: #2
July 27, 1984 / Release Date
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Flamingooooo
85
Fade To Black is my favourite song of all time
KIDWITHGUNs
92
POWERHOUSE

Wtf, metal is for weebs

Best: Fight Fire With Fire, Ride The Lightning, For Whom The Bells Toll, Fade To Black, Trapped Under Ice, Creeping Death, The Call of Ktulu

Weakest: Escape
KingKRoolisBack
94
I don’t even like Metal and even I thought this was amazing.
Inglume
93
This is an incredibly consistent Metallica album. Any Metallica fan should be able to jam out to this record without any problems.
Songsearcher1
90
After hearing tracks 2-4 a few months prior, I was slightly scared that the rest of the album wouldn't live up to them. And though the album does have some issues, it's an amazing experience the whole way through.
One problem I did find with the album was James' vocals. His vocals are bit rough, and while it's hardly album-breaking, and he even has one of his best performances on "Fade to Black", it can get slightly annoying on songs like "Fight Fire With Fire" and ... read more
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Added on: September 24, 2012