Metallica - Kill 'em All
Feb 24, 2021 (updated Nov 19, 2022)
Well, Metallica started off strong. And they started out the way they continued, which is definitely something to appreciate. While this album isn't as good as all their other 80s albums, there's a few awesome songs here, and nobody can deny the huge influence this album had.

Thrash metal. You're gonna hear it a lot. In fact, the whole album consists of pure thrash metal. Hit The Lights sets the tone to "fast" and "aggressive." While I do like this style, I don't think that I can consider most of the songs in this album to be amazing. They're good, solid, but not amazing, which makes the album itself not amazing. You know what is amazing, though? The Four Horsemen. That's the predecessor to Master Of Puppets, ...And Justice For All and other long Metallica songs with multiple layers. Metallica already proved here that they have mastered the art of fusing many different riffs into one connected song, and these types of songs might be my favourite from all of Metallica's content. Unfortunately, this is the only song with this style, but that doesn't stop this album to have other cool tracks. Like Jump In The Fire, with its awesome main riff, and Whiplash - that intro is awesome, the only bad part it does is making the rest of the song weaker because of it. And Phantom Lord tries to do something slightly similar to The Four Horsemen, only in a smaller scale. The fan favourite Seek & Destroy deserves to be a fan favourite, the main riff and chorus is catchy and the song never gets boring.

This album has good songs and some songs I'm not very keen on, but none of them are bad. I can understand people who consider this album a masterpiece, but I'm not one of them, I think this album is just good.

Playlist percentage: 20%
Notable tracks: The Four Horsemen, Jump In The Fire, Whiplash, Phantom Lord, Seek & Destroy
Rating: 7,5/10

Edit: I feel like my favourites switch around each time I listen to this album with an exception of The Four Horsemen and Seek & Destroy, which are just destined to be the best ones for me. But yeah, it's like I see something special in one track and then think of a different one of being less impressive due to how similar the songs can get, yet they all have their own characteristics, which is admirable for young musicians that have made aggression to be their primary focus. Not a lover of this one, there's multiple other Metallica albums I prefer, but this is a fine start.

Notable tracks: The Four Horsemen, Phantom Lord, Seek & Destroy
Rating: 7,2/10

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