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Encyclopedia > Ride The Lightning
Ride the Lightning
Ride the Lightning cover
Studio album by Metallica
Released July 30, 1984[1]
Recorded September 1983 - June 1984 at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre Thrash metal
Length 47:28
Label Megaforce
Elektra
Producer Metallica
Professional reviews
Metallica chronology
Kill 'Em All
(1983)
Ride the Lightning
(1984)
Master of Puppets
(1986)

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Impact and Acclaim

Ride the Lightning is often hailed by fans as a classic of the thrash metal genre [3], and a vital bridge between the band's albums, Kill 'Em All and Master of Puppets, pushing the thrash metal of the debut into progressive territory more fully-realized on Master of Puppets and ...And Justice for All. Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by the high speed and aggression. ... Kill Em All is American thrash metal band Metallicas debut album, released on July 25, 1983 on Megaforce Records. ... For the Metallica song of the same name, see Master of Puppets (song). ... ...And Justice for All is American heavy metal band Metallicas fourth studio album released August 25, 1988, by Elektra Records. ...


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 symphonically arranged tracks, such as "Fade to Black" and the nearly 9-minute closing instrumental "The Call of Ktulu". Music sample Fade to Black Problems? See media help. ... This article is about the song by Metallica. ...


Ride the Lightning was listed at #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.


Track listing

  1. "Fight Fire with Fire" (James Hetfield, Cliff Burton, Lars Ulrich) – 4:45
  2. "Ride the Lightning" (Dave Mustaine, Hetfield, Burton, Ulrich) – 6:36
  3. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Hetfield, Burton, Ulrich) – 5:09
  4. "Fade to Black" (Hammett, Hetfield, Burton, Ulrich) – 6:57
  5. "Trapped Under Ice" (Hammett, Hetfield, Ulrich) – 4:04
  6. "Escape" (Hammett, Hetfield, Ulrich) – 4:23
  7. "Creeping Death" (Hammett, Hetfield, Burton, Ulrich) – 6:36
  8. "The Call of Ktulu" [Instrumental] (Mustaine, Hetfield, Burton, Ulrich) – 8:53

This was the final album to feature songs co-written by Dave Mustaine. He was fired from the band for alcohol-related problems prior to the recording of Kill 'Em All. James Alan Hetfield (born 3 August 1963, Downey, California[1]) is the main songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash/heavy metal band Metallica. ... Clifford Lee Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was a bass guitarist best known for his work with the thrash/heavy metal band Metallica from 1982 - 1986. ... Lars Ulrich (born December 26, 1963) is the drummer and co-founder of Metallica. ... David Scott Mustaine (born David Scott Mustonen, September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, United States) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the speed/thrash metal band, Megadeth. ... For Whom the Bell Tolls is a song by Metallica, the third track from their second album Ride the Lightning. ... Music sample Fade to Black Problems? See media help. ... Creeping Death is a song by Metallica and is the seventh track on their album Ride the Lightning. ... This article is about the song by Metallica. ... Kill Em All is American thrash metal band Metallicas debut album, released on July 25, 1983 on Megaforce Records. ...


Personnel

James Alan Hetfield (born 3 August 1963, Downey, California[1]) is the main songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash/heavy metal band Metallica. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Lars Ulrich (born December 26, 1963) is the drummer and co-founder of Metallica. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Kirk Lee Hammett (born on November 18, 1962) is the lead guitarist in the band Metallica. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Clifford Lee Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was a bass guitarist best known for his work with the thrash/heavy metal band Metallica from 1982 - 1986. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ...

Singles

  • "For Whom the Bell Tolls" was released as a promo single, with two versions of the song, an edited version on side A, and the album version on side B.
  • "Creeping Death" was released as an EP, with the B-side also known as "Garage Days Revisited" (precursor to 1987's "The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited"): covers of "Am I Evil?" (originally by Diamond Head) and "Blitzkrieg" (originally by Blitzkrieg).

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Charting Positions

Album

Year Chart Position
1984 The Billboard 200 #100
1985 UK Albums Chart #87

References

  1. ^ http://www.metallica.com/timeline.asp?page=events&n_categoryid=808&year=1984
  2. ^ http://www.metallica.com/timeline.asp?page=events&n_categoryid=808&year=1984
  3. ^ http://www.epinions.com/musc_mu-125330

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Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Ride The Lightning - Metallica at Epinions.com (836 words)
Ride the Lightning is the first in a whole series of five star albums from Metallica's early days.
If today's bands grew as much as Metallica did in between their first and second records, not only would metal be in a far different place in the mainstream, but rock in general would be able to lose all that is awful about rock today (I'm speaking to the Hoobastanks and Nickelbacks of the world).
Puppets and Justice are just as essential, but Lightning may just be moreso for the fact that it shows perhaps the band's biggest growth from one album to the next in their history.
Ride the Lightning (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (576 words)
"Ride the Lightning" is the title track of the 1984 album by heavy metal band Metallica.
The original version of the song was found on the Horsemen Of The Apocalypse demo with Dave Mustaine and Ron McGoveny.
The version found on Ride The Lightning is slightly different due to input from Cliff Burton so he was credited as well as Hetfield, Urlich and Mustaine.
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