Kill 'Em All

Metallica - Kill 'Em All
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Based on 4 reviews
1983 Ratings: #3 / 126
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Based on 349 ratings
1983 Ratings: #11
July 25, 1983 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Label
Thrash Metal, Metal / Genres
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Metallica would only go on to improve on the formula they lay out here on a fantastic debut...until they didn't. Personally this was one of my go to records when I was 16/17. Metallica were one of the bands that inspired me and some of my friends to learn guitar and bass, and this was basically the record I learned guitar off. I can still play Seek and Destroy all these (undisclosed) years later.

I may not listen to them much anymore, but this album along with the bands early work in general ... read more
The debut is great but I don't find coming back to it that much
A great debut for Metallica. This album had me headbanging for its entire 51 minute duration with it's excellent instrumentals, vocals and lyrics.
My only complaint is that the speed of the instrumentals I felt hurt some of the songs: it just seemed too fast for certain songs. However, this is just a minor nitpick of mine and doesn't really affect the album too badly.
Overall, this is an amazing thrash metal album that I know I will keep coming back to.

Favourite Tracks: Seek & Destroy; ... read more
a true metal masterpiece. Metallica brings the best they have to offer with hard guitar riffs and piercing lyrics that give this album a hard feel. the best that the 80's metal scene had, this is one of the best LP's in the genre.
fav tracks: the four horsemen, seek and destroy
This blows any metal debut out of the water. Metallica, right off the bat, knew what they wanted to be. Brute force. Thrash. Clean and heavy metal. This album showcases some of the best metal songs on a debut album ever. One hell of a good time.
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Track List

  1. Hit the Lights
  2. The Four Horsemen
  3. Motorbreath
  4. Jump in the Fire
  5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth
  6. Whiplash
  7. Phantom Lord
  8. No Remorse
  9. Seek & Destroy
  10. Metal Militia  
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