Metallica-Ride the Lighting review

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  1. scottLarson

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    Metallica-Ride the Lighting
    This starts of the four albums of greatness of that is Metallica. These are the four albums that put Metallica on the map. It's starts with Ride the Lighting and ends with the Black album. This is album is one of the greatest rock albums of all time. A-

    1.Fight Fire with Fire-****1/4
    2.Ride the Lighting-****1/2
    3.For whom the bell tolls-*****
    4.Fade to Black-****3/4
    5.Trapped under ice-***3/4
    6.Escape-***3/4
    7.Creeping Death-****1/2
    8.The Call of the Ktulu-****1/2
     
  2. Matt Birchall

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    Lightning.
     
  3. Kris Deering

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    Fade to Black remains to this day one of my favorite songs of all time and easily in my top 3 for Metallica!!
     
  4. Garrett Lundy

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    This review would have been very uselful 17 years ago.


    Better late than never [​IMG]
     
  5. Matt Butler

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    Scott, You need to hear these albums on vinyl from the LE box set that came out a couple months ago.

    The cds sound like shit.
     
  6. AricB

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    Kris, couldnt agree more. this and puppets remain my favorite albums by them by far. I even prefer garage days over the rest.
     
  7. BrionL

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    Hey, don't forget Kill 'Em All. That is also a great Metallica album.

    Brion
     
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    Yes, Kill 'Em All was the album that put Metallica on the map. I remember people criticizing Ride the Lightening as being too mellow. [​IMG]
     
  9. Jim Rakowiecki

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    Matt, I couldn't agree more. It's a great album but it is also one of the worst sounding CDs I own so it doesn't get much play. Is the new Vinyl copy a significant inprovment?
    The CD sounds like it was meant to be played on a boom box.
     
  10. JonZ

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    Does anyone remember the picture albums of this record and the songs off it? [​IMG]
     
  11. Chris_Liberti

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    Leave out most of the newstead years. The only Metalica albums worth anything are "Kill 'Em All", "Ride the Lightning", "Master of Puppets", and "And Justice For All". "St. Anger" is decent but needs more riffing and atleast a solo. The rest of their albums are worthless
     
  12. BrionL

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    I agree with you Chris except for St. Anger. I can't stand that CD.

    Brion
     
  13. Jim_C

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    RtL is, IMHO, the best Metallica album. I bought it on cassette when it first came out and I still listen to it a lot (on CD of course). Kill 'em all and Master of Puppets are just a notch below but still great albums. I don't listen to their new stuff.
     
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    Oh god, yes!
     

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