Metallica – Ride The Lightning (1984)

January 22, 2021
Metallica – Ride The Lightning (1984)

Building on the strong debut of Kill ‘Em All, Metallica, ahem, electrify their sound with new found depth and songwriting chops. The compositions on Ride The Lightening are, for the most part, dense and experimental (for thrash at least), and possess a new level of maturity.

This is a sound that Metallica would arguably perfect on Master Of Puppets, but Ride has it’s own set of incredible tracks. “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, “The Call Of Ktulu” and “Creeping Death” are all time favourites of mine, but the less said about “Escape” and “Trapped Under Ice” the better.

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