Kill 'Em All

Metallica - Kill 'Em All
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1983 Ratings: #4 / 129
User Score
Based on 459 ratings
1983 Ratings: #12
Liked by 13 people
July 25, 1983 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Label
Thrash Metal, Metal / Genres
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Kill Em All is one hell of a good time, there's really not that much to say about this album, you got classics like Whiplash, Hit The Lights and Seek And Destroy. The amazing instrumental that is Anesthesia, the memorable and super catchy jump in the fire, the super fast and heavy speed of Metal Militia, my personal favourite. No Remorse, Motorbreath, The Phantom Lord and The Four Hoursemen are also really great tracks.

My issues with this album come from the vocals, James didn't have his ... read more
Debut album by one of the most influential rock bands of all time perfectly captures the spirit of the early 80s, mixing teen angst with some of the best writing in Metallica's discography. Packed with the malevolent raw riffs to the rim, Kill Em' All still is a fun and challenging listen – even almost 40 years later.

Liked the most: Whiplash
Least-liked: Seek & 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.
The start of an entire subgenre. Metallica starts it's career with a bang, forever changing the sound of metal music.
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
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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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Added on: February 2, 2013