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The second full-length studio album by the legendary American Thrash Metal band.
It is the last Metallica album to credit former member Dave Mustaine.
"Kill 'Em All" may have revitalized Heavy Metal's Underground, but "Ride The Lightning" was even more stunning, exhibiting staggering musical growth and boldly charting new directions that would affect Heavy Metal for years to come. Incredibly ambitious for a one-year-later sophomore effort, "Ride The Lightning" finds Metallica aggressively expanding their compositional technique and range of expression. Every track tries something new, and every musical experiment succeeds mightily. The heart of "Ride The Lightning" lies in its rich musical imagination. There are extended, Progressive epics; tight, concise Groove-rockers; Thrashers that blow anything on "Kill 'Em All" out of the water, both in their urgency and the barest hints of melody that have been added to the choruses. “Ride The Lightning” retains the speed of “Kill 'Em All” on songs like "Trapped Under Ice" and "Fight Fire with Fire", but also contains the first of Metallica's longer, more intricate tracks, such as "Fade to Black" and the nearly 9-minute closing instrumental "The Call of Ktulu".
“Ride The Lightning” was certified Gold by the RIAA on November 5, 1987, and was most recently certified 5x Platinum on June 9, 2003. It was listed at number 3 on a list compiled by Metal-rules.com of the “Top 100 Metal Albums of All Time” and #5 by IGN Music on the "Top 25 Metal Albums”.
"Ride The Lightning" effectively rewrote the rule book for a generation of Thrashers. If "Kill 'Em All" was the manifesto, "Ride The Lightning" was the revolution itself!
E/M Ventures/Universal Music Group, 1984/2008 (0600753085332). Made in EU. Pressed in Czech.
1. Fight Fire With Fire 4:44
2. Ride The Lightning 6:36
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls 5:10
4. Fade To Black 6:56
5. Trapped Under Ice 4:03
6. Escape 4:23
7. Creeping Death 6:36
8. The Call Of Ktulu 8:52
Total playing time: 47:50 min.