Ride the Lightning

Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1984 Ratings: #2 / 100
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Based on 709 ratings
1984 Ratings: #3
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July 27, 1984 / Release Date
LP / Format
Megaforce / Label
Thrash Metal / Genres
metallica.com / Website
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Fade To Black is my favourite song of all time
This is an incredibly consistent Metallica album. Any Metallica fan should be able to jam out to this record without any problems.
Metallica revisited part 2/12

Metallica is one of those artists where it seems every single listener has a different favourite album from them. Ask more extreme fans, they'll say Kill 'Em All. Ask classic rock and metal fans, they'll say Master Of Puppets. Ask prog fans, they'll say Justice. Ask more hard rock fans, they'll say anything released in the '90s. Hell, there's even some weird people that'll point to any of their 2000s or 2010s releases, which I guess is fair but also something I'll ... read more

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
I always failed to understand how a lot of metal fans can pick Master of Puppets as their favorite Metallica album if such a huge thing like Ride the Lightning exists. Its energy is so visceral and dark yet its stream is unbelievably smooth and well thought out. Such a huge step up from debut with an amazing atmosphere and electrifying lyrics. My God, even Escape, the worst cut on the record, sounds O.K., especially for a song composed in eight days or so. An undying classic, to be sure. ... 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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Added on: September 24, 2012