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Ride the Lightning (CD)

By: Metallica (Artist)


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Metallica deflated the pomposity of 1970s rock, while reinvigorating heavy metal with their fast, fierce, and surprisingly melodic sound. Pioneers of the thrash metal subgenre, vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich set down the foundation for the virtuoso playing of lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Cliff Burton. When Burton died in a tragic bus accident, the band grudgingly moved on, recruiting Jason Newsted and eventually launching the highly successful ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL tour. With a common-man image and no-frills approach, the band lent a hand in slaying '80s glam metal. By the '90s, Metallica's non-stop touring and landmark albums made them one of the biggest--and most respected--rock bands on the planet.


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DISC 1 for Ride the Lightning (CD) Album By Metallica (Artist) Amazon.com
1   Fight Fire With Fire (LP Version) Buy
2   Ride The Lightning (LP Version) Buy
3   For Whom The Bell Tolls (LP Version) Buy
4   Fade To Black (LP Version) Buy
5   Trapped Under Ice (LP Version) Buy
6   Escape (LP Version) Buy
7   Creeping Death (LP Version) Buy
8   The Call Of Ktulu (LP Version) Buy
9   For Whom The Bell Tolls [Live] Buy

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Album Description

Japanese only SHM pressing. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies'' research into LCD display manufacturing SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players. Universal. 2009.

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Don''t let that classical-guitar-ish opening to "Fight Fire with Fire" fool you--Ride the Lightning packs a heavy-metal wallop. While not as ambitious as the subsequent Master of Puppets, this early Metallica album is indubitably one of their best. Thematically, it explores death and dying from myriad points of view: nuclear war ("Fight Fire with Fire"), execution by electric chair (the title track), and drowning ("Trapped Under Ice"). Interestingly, the album''s best track is "Fade to Black," a slower, introspective song about suicide. There''s also "Creeping Death," which remains a concert favorite. An excellent mix of rapid-fire guitar riffs, rip-roaring solos, and singer James Hetfield''s trademark growl, this is thrash metal at its finest. -- Genevieve Williams

Don''t let that classical-guitar-ish opening to "Fight Fire with Fire" fool you--Ride the Lightning packs a heavy-metal wallop. While not as ambitious as the subsequent Master of Puppets, this early Metallica album is indubitably one of their best. Thematically, it explores death and dying from myriad points of view: nuclear war ("Fight Fire with Fire"), electric-chair execution (the title track), and drowning ("Trapped Under Ice"). Interestingly, the best track on this album is probably "Fade to Black," a slower, more introspective song about suicide. There''s also "Creeping Death," which remains a concert favorite. An excellent mix of rapid-fire guitar riffs, rip-roaring solos, and singer James Hetfield''s trademark growl, this is thrash metal at its finest. Very highly recommended. --Genevieve Williams



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5 out of 5 stars Ride The Lightning, April 3, 2008
By Faust
Ride The Lightning is the most classic of Metallica albums...If you dont own this album and youre going to buy one Metallica record...this is it!!!




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