Ride the Lightning

Metallica - Ride the Lightning
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Based on 3 reviews
1984 Ratings: #2 / 87
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Based on 275 ratings
1984 Ratings: #4
July 27, 1984 / Release Date
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Thrash Metal / Genres
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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
Atlas
95
Right, time to dive into yet another classic album from the 80s... This time, Metallica's 'Ride the Lightning'.

After bursting into the metal underground scene, just one year prior to the release of 'Lightning', Metallica had received acclaim for their debut effort 'Kill Em All'. Wearing their influences on their sleeves, the boys had delivered one of the first great Thrash Metal records.

On their second record, though, something felt different right off the gate.
The acoustic intro to 'Fight ... read more
Flamingooooo
98
Best Metallica Album
Sappy
95
Top Favorite: Fade To Black
Other Favorites: Ride The Lightning, Fight Fire With Fire, Creeping Death
Least Favorite: Escape
JustSomeGuy
92
Metallica's second album somehow manages to improve on their already amazing first album. This album is just phenomenal and I honestly don't even know what to write.
There is absolutely nothing bad about this at all. The only nitpick I can think of is that it could have had one or two more tracks, but that's it.
This is a fantastic album that I feel like I could recommend to anyone, whether they are a fan of metal or not.

Favourite Tracks: Fade To Black; The Call Of Ktulu; For Whom The Bell ... read more
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Track List

  1. Fight Fire With Fire 
  2. Ride The Lightning 
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls 
  4. Fade To Black 
  5. Trapped Under Ice 
  6. Escape 
  7. Creeping Death 
  8. The Call Of Ktulu
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