Kill em All

by Metallica

(1983) Elektra

Personnel James Hetfield- Lead Vocals, Guitar Kirk Hammett - Lead Guitar Cliff Burton - Godly Bass player (R.I.P.) Lars Ulrich - Drums
Description Metallica's first trip to the studio. A superfast, unorganized thrash-fest that really defined Metallica's early period.
Posted By Jason Reich (1765)
Directory Recordings: Metal
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On 3/11/2004, George Guevara (597) posted:
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Definitely one of their very best. This album is all about one thing.. BALLS. This is the real thing - nothing like their newer stuff.
On 3/11/2004, David Paterson (15) posted:
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I think this is one of the greatest albums of all time.James' riffs sound like a battalion of demons from hell while kirks leads are unbelievable far better than any of dave mustaine's leads.the four horsemen is the best song by far with its military precision and labirynth time changes
On 10/31/2003, Russ Brinkman (89) posted:
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This was the introduction of metal gods.Superb album but what would you expect This is Metallica. Cliff Burton(RIP) was just unbelievable. Wish he was still here.
On 3/10/2003, Matthew Laham (4396) posted:
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This is Metallicas first record. I think its one of their best albums. It could have been better if there were more songs on the album. I love Kirks kickass lead guitar playing, and mix that with James hard crunching riffs.
On 8/6/2002, Frank Flaherty (75) posted:
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This was a less then mediocre album. The songs are way too thrashy -- they have no mood to them. A more variable sound was needed for Metallica to progress. Thank god for their later albums.
On 11/18/2001, Zach Pratt (335) posted:
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(next to and justice for all...)
On 11/18/2001, Keith Deuser (2686) posted:
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Great album. Different from any other album. It's all just hard, fast, heavy metal (which is good)!! This album proves that Metallica were professionals even from the beginning.
On 6/30/2001, Andy Lutzka (1425) posted:
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This is the greatest album by metallica that is my opinion. If you like speed matel this is the cd to get!!!
On 1/25/2001, Jason Levandofsky (506) posted:
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I love this Record, always have and always will. The power makes you want to blow up the empire state building or something. This is one of the greateset metal albums of all time. And has withstood the test of time.
On 12/2/2000, KJ Leichman (1446) posted:
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I like this album more and more every time I hear it. It's thrash metal in its purest, rawest form, and it'll take your breath away from beginning to end. The rhythm guitar of Hetfield screams, and, by and large, this is the fastest stuff he's ever recorded. Hammett's solos are the typical "I just learned pentatonics and my fingers can fly" pieces, but I love his shear speed, the likes of which you will rarely find on other albums.
On 12/14/1999, Victor Garcia (275) posted:
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The Album is a good debut for Metallica, but it has terrible lyrics and jetfield voice was a mess, kirk solo's are as always pentatonic fest.
On 10/3/1999, Ian Highley (24) posted:
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This is one of Metallica's best albums. After ...And Justice for all. Kirk Hammett makes the difference in this album. Some of the fastest stuff they ever really have. Very intricate and fast. The only way you couldn't like this album is if you don't know how hard it is to be able to play that good.
On 10/1/1999, Jason Reich (1765) posted:
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This album is the epitomy of 80's thrash. Jame's furious rythym style rips through this album, and Cliff's eccentric style of bass really adds to the chaos. This rookie release shows exactly what the master's of puppets were like in their early years, fast, furious, and heavy. Musically, the album is a disaster with minute-and-a-half solos that go no-where (Hit the lights) and patchwork riff collections held together by duct tape (4 horsemen). Still, the fire is their, and this is still the definitive early Mettalica album. A good buy for Megadeath fans as well, cuz Mustaine did alot of work on this one while he was still in the band.