Ride the Lightning review by Metallica

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  • Released: Jan 1, 1984
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.6 (1,750 votes)
Metallica: Ride the Lightning
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Sound — 10
Metallica's second album. I can't explain how great the sound is to this album. The intro and solo to Ride The lightning are great. The solos in Trapped Under Ice rocks. As you guys may all know the riffs in The Call Of Ktulu are used in Megadeth's Hangar 18 and in Megadeth's When. Also the song Fade To Black was formed because of when someone stole their equipment.

Lyrics — 10
Like I said in the ...And Justice For All review Jame's vocals are awesome. The lyrics fit the music perfectly. It's cool because it talks about from a guy getting electricutted in the electric chair to back in the Bible times about moses trying to free the Hebrews from the egyptians.

Overall Impression — 10
This compares to any of the four original Metallica albums and it compares to Megadeth: Killing Is My Business. I hate nothing of this album. I like everything about this album. If it were stolen I would find the person who took it. If it were lost I would find it again.

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