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He concluded that Metallica was not attempting to recapture its trademark sound, but made this album "just for the love of playing". Dalton liked the album's cover art, but his opinion on the music was "more mixed". He observed that Metallica was having fun again and made a record that will please old and new fans. The album earned gold certification in Netherlands on September 6, With , copies sold in the US during , it finished as the country's ninth highest selling album of the year.
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September Retrieved October 2, Retrieved March 4, But then Exodus had a bigger axe to grind. Hammett had used a riff from their song Impaler in Trapped Under Ice. When we played Roseland with them in August , they had the cover with them and they showed it to me. More importantly, Ride The Lightning attracted the attention of some influential people. Alago was so impressed with the album that he persuaded his superiors to let him try to sign Metallica.
So, basically, I bolted the door shut and wound up being the only one backstage early in the evening. I love you guys and you have to come to my office tomorrow.
We were in the conference room. I ordered Chinese food and beer for them and we just sat there and talked. Elektra reissued Ride The Lightning on August 15, making it the fastest and heaviest album ever released by a major label at that point. It was a gear change for the band themselves and thrash metal as a whole, proving there was an audience for both outside the sweaty clubs of the Bay Area. Even Metallica themselves ripped it off.
View Deal. Hammett learned the songs on his flight to New York, and started recording the album with Metallica barely a month later. Metallica met producer Paul Curcio at Music America studios in Rochester , and recorded the album in two weeks. He thought the initial tapes sounded very distorted, and tried to compensate by turning down the knobs. The remix was done by sound engineer Chris Bubacz, according to Zazula's instructions.
The band initially intended to title the album Metal Up Your Ass with the cover featuring a hand clutching a dagger emerging from a toilet bowl. However, Zazula convinced them to change the title, because he thought that distributors would not stock it as it was too explicit to display.
The final cover featured the shadow of a hand letting go of a bloodied hammer. Heard, also responsible for the Metallica photograph on the back cover, to feature a bloodied hammer on the album art. According to Hammett, "Cliff carried a hammer with him everywhere he went. He always had a hammer in his luggage, and he would take it out occasionally and start destroying things. Subsequent pressings had a blank white sleeve and standard album label. The reissue re-introduced the lyrics and photos.
The original release can be distinguished by the words "Bang That Head That Doesn't Bang" at the top of the back cover. This was dropped from the reissue. Hetfield's vocals evolved from the melodic wail on No Life 'til Leather to a rough-edged bark, and the entire band played faster and more accurately on Kill 'Em All.
Hetfield had brought the majority of the song to Ulrich, and the two worked out different arrangements. Performed at beats per minute , "Hit the Lights" opens with fade-in distorted guitars and a short shriek by Hetfield.
The song is driven by the 16th note repeated main riff and the continuous eighth note snare drum hits. The lyrics celebrate heavy metal itself and are sung with short and high pitched vocals. Although Mustaine told Metallica not to use any of his music, Hetfield wrote lyrics about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and added a bridge and cleanly picked guitar solo in the middle. The song is based on a four-chord verse and a stop-and-start chorus.
Because of its speed, the song requires fast picking by the bassist. A staple of Burton's live performances since his high school days in the band Agents of Misfortune,  the instrumental track featured Burton's distinctive "lead-bass" style of playing, incorporating heavy distortion, use of wah-wah pedal and tapping.
He didn't care whether people were there. He was looking down at his bass, playing. Hetfield and Burton performed with palm muted technique and precise metronomic control. The song begins with synthesized bass drone and contains a middle section with clean, arpeggiated guitar chords.
Mustaine composed the main riff, which emulates a marching army. The song ends with tramping feet and bullet ricochet in a fade-out. Kill 'Em All received critical acclaim. Bernard Doe of Metal Forces described Kill 'Em All as one of the fastest and heaviest albums ever recorded, and remarked that the album is not for the faint-hearted. He praised Hetfield's highly technical rhythm guitar style and said that the band was "playing with tightly controlled fury even at the most ridiculously fast tempos".
He noted the album did not receive much critical praise at the time of its release but said it aged well and opened the doors for the less commercially successful bands. Kill 'Em All was released on July 25, by Megaforce with an initial pressing of 15, copies. Kill 'Em All , as the first thrash metal album released in the US, had substantial impact on the emerging scene and inspired numerous bands with its aggression and austere seriousness.
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian was impressed by the album's heaviness and songwriting, and said it influenced him as much as the albums by Iron Maiden. The tour name melded the titles of the albums the two bands were promoting: Metallica's Kill 'Em All and Raven's All for One , both released on Megaforce. The two groups met in Zazula's home two days before the tour began and traveled in the same vehicle throughout the tour with five roadies and sound engineer Whitaker.
The tour had a few poorly attended gigs, such as a performance at the Cheers club in Babylon, New York , attended by some 50 people. Seven weeks after the tour ended, Metallica booked a number of performances at Bay Area clubs, the first a Halloween gig at the Keystone in Palo Alto.
Three days later, at a gig at The Stone in San Francisco, Metallica premiered "Ride the Lightning", the title track from the upcoming album.Mar 27, · The metallization of your inner soul Twisting and turning Oh, through the mist and the madness We're trying to get the message to you Metal militia Metal militia Metal militia We are as one, yes, we all are the same Fighting for one cause Leather and metal are our uniforms Protecting what we are Joining together to take on the world With our.