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Metallica - Ride The Lightning (1984/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Metallica - Ride The Lightning (1984/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Metallica
Title: Ride The Lightning
Genre: Rock, Thrash, Speed Metal
Label: © Blackened Recordings
Release Date: 1984/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96/24bit
Source: metallica.com
Duration: 00:47:25
Recorded: 13th February 1984 - 14th March 1984 at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark
Remastered by Howie Weinberg at Howie Weinberg Mastering, Los Angeles, CA


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 lyrics push into new territory as well -- more personal, more socially conscious, less metal posturing. But the true 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. Some innovations are flourishes that add important bits of color, like the lilting, pseudo-classical intro to the furious "Fight Fire with Fire," or the harmonized leads that pop up on several tracks. Others are major reinventions of Metallica's sound, like the nine-minute, album-closing instrumental "The Call of Ktulu," or the haunting suicide lament "Fade to Black." The latter is an all-time metal classic; it begins as an acoustic-driven, minor-key ballad, then gets slashed open by electric guitars playing a wordless chorus, and ends in a wrenching guitar solo over a thrashy yet lyrical rhythm figure. Basically, in a nutshell, Metallica sounded like they could do anything. Heavy metal hadn't seen this kind of ambition since Judas Priest's late-'70s classics, and 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. --AllMusic Review by Steve Huey


Tracklist:
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


Personnel:
James Hetfield – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Kirk Hammett – lead guitar
Cliff Burton – bass guitar, backing vocals
Lars Ulrich – drums



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