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Genre: Rock

Released: 1984

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Metallica
Metallica

Thrash Metal
Thrash Metal

'90s Rock
'90s Rock






Ride the Lightning – Metallica

NameArtistTimePrice
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Fight Fire With FireMetallica4:45$0.99
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Ride the LightningMetallica6:36$0.99
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For Whom the Bell TollsMetallica5:09$1.29
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Fade to BlackMetallica6:57$1.29
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Trapped Under IceMetallica4:04$0.99
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EscapeMetallica4:23$0.99
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Creeping DeathMetallica6:36$0.99
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The Call of KtuluMetallica8:53$0.99
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For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)Metallica5:34Album Only
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Creeping Death (Live)Metallica8:11Album Only
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Our Review

Over the course of the eight tracks on Ride the Lightning the listener can detect the beginnings of the cataclysmic shift occurring in metal. Opening with the punishing combination of “Fight Fire With Fire” and “Ride the Lightning,” Metallica provide an immediate reminder of why they are the reigning kings of thrash metal, but with the slow, steamrolling riff of “For Whom the Bell Tolls” it becomes clear that the band is growing beyond the speed metal parameters of Kill ‘Em All. Their ambition is confirmed by “Fade to Black,” a ballad that refuses to sacrifice attitude for sentiment. To reiterate for their fans that they weren’t going soft, the second side of Ride the Lightning is lined with three of the band’s most devastating jolts: “Trapped Under Ice,” “Escape,” and “Creeping Death.” The album ends with “The Call of Ktulu,” an intricate eight-minute epic that points the way towards Master of Puppets and …And Justice For All. Ride The Lightning proved Metallica were more than the American metal movement’s brightest stars — they were now its leaders.

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Customer Reviews

Their First Five Star Masterpiece (5 stars)
I absolutely LOVE this album. It was my second Metallica album(first being Master of Puppets), and still stands as my second favorite. This certainly pushed the bar higher for all thrash bands (including Slayer) and deserves an in-depth review. I'll take it song-by-song: 1.Fight Fire With Fire-The first of three straight political songs on the album. Talks about humanity's death due to nuclear warfare, a very serious concern in 1984. Ov

Best Metallica Album (5 stars)
Personally, I don't think I have ever spent my money on anything more worth than Ride The Lightning. People want to say that Master Of Puppets is the best Metallica album but I tend to disagree. This album is so good and there isn't a single song that you will not like. "Creeping Death" is probably one of the best Metallica songs there is and "For Whom The Bells Tolls" is probably one of the best songs I have heard PERIOD

Words can't explain this album (5 stars)
Everything about it rocks.... enough said.

Biography

Formed: 1981 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Rock
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Metallica was easily the best, most influential heavy metal band of the '80s. Responsible for bringing the genre back to Earth, the bandmates looked and talked like they were from the street, shunning the usual rockstar games of metal musicians during the early '80s. Metallica also expanded the limits of thrash, using speed and volume not for their own sake, but to enhance their intricately structured compositions. The release of 1983's Kill 'Em All marked the beginning of the legitimization of heavy...

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Top Songs By Metallica

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Enter SandmanMetallica5:31$1.29
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One...And Justice for All7:27$1.29
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Nothing Else MattersMetallica6:28$1.29
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Master of PuppetsMaster of Puppets8:36$0.99
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The UnforgivenMetallica6:27$1.29
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For Whom the Bell TollsRide the Lightning5:09$1.29
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Fade to BlackRide the Lightning6:57$1.29
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Sad But TrueMetallica5:24$1.29
10.
Wherever I May RoamMetallica6:44$1.29

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