Which we never seem to be able to do any more laughs. Kirk: That was a key song for us. Did anyone ask us to make the intro shorter? No, we were all per cent committed to every single note, every single beat. We surprised everyone but ourselves. By the time Cliff and Kirk had come onboard, we felt we had the ability to go down that path. Lars: Probably because there was a group of people who had a different view of what Metallica was — that we were a lot more of a one-dimensional entity.
Those are often two contradictory thing. On March 14, when Metallica sat down to listen to the finished record, they knew they were sitting on something special.
They were already tearing up the thrash template. If the crunching title track played it safe, then the faultless one-two of For Whom The Bell Tolls and Fade To Black were the sound of a band who were moving forward with utter disregard for what anyone thought of them. Call Of Ktulu wore the influence of horror author H.
I think he felt he could relate to me because I was Jewish. Exactly a week later, Ride The Lightning was released. The majority of their fans were thrilled by the growth that had taken the band from the adolescent thrash of the debut to this newer, more complex sound.
Yet some purists were furious with the changes. And Fade To Black was seen as an outright betrayal. These fans were into the newer, faster bands. In the Bay Area, many bands were still going for speed, speed, speed and a lot of people were following Exodus more. Indeed, Exodus — the Bay Area bruisers from whom Kirk Hammett had been poached — instantly capitalised on what Metallica had done.
But then Exodus had a bigger axe to grind. 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. Skip to main content. FREE Delivery on your first order. Arrives: Wednesday, Sep Fastest delivery: Tomorrow Order within 7 hrs and 19 mins. In Stock. Quantity: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Quantity: 1. Add to Cart. Secure transaction. Your transaction is secure.
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Audio Cassette, Import, Oct. Register a free business account. Exclusive access to cleaning, safety, and health supplies. Create a free business account to purchase. Frequently bought together. Add all three to Cart. One of these items ships sooner than the other. I had lost my old cassette tape of this album years ago. This re-release is a prime opportunity for old fans to reacquire the classic Metallica and for new fans to get into the genre.
This vinyl is flat and quiet, no surface noise! I wish all vinyl was this good!! Excellent pressings! Highly recommended!! One person found this helpful. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Don't expect to be blown away. Ride The Lighting is - for me - Metallica's best album and a true classic. Why 4 stars?
For me, this remastering job isn't great. First of all, it's a remaster from what I would guess is the original mix-down. This is not a re-mix, then remastering exercise, which means it really only involves applying some more modern audio processes to make the final master from the stereo mix down.
For the purest and for the guy who mixed the album , I suppose this is important because it means the mix is the same - no instrument is louder or quieter than before nor EQ'd differently - which is too bad really because it would be nice to hear a bit more bass guitar. Having said that, at least it's audible on this record except on Trapped Under Ice where it's basically inaudible unlike on Master of Puppets barely audible and And Justice For All completely inaudible - anybody who tells you they can hear a bass guitar on that record is imagining it.
The end result of all of this is a cleaner, more polished sound and the record is louder than before. However, I think this loudness is achieved at the expense of dynamic range because of compression, which is disappointing.
Since I have a very good hi-fi, I'd rather have a quieter record with wider dynamics. Comparing this back to back with my original vinyl copy, I much prefer the original. In summary, I've added a tiny bit more to Metallica's vast riches but only they will enjoy the benefit.
Just as well I didn't buy any of their albums after Justice, which makes me feel slightly better. As far as remaster albums go, the early Metallica albums are ones that are a little over due. Ride The Lightning is almost an unsung classic in the heavy metal world. The die hard fans will praise the record until they are blue in the face and rightfully so. But the casual listener usually over looks the record for more popular releases like Master of Puppets and And Justice For All.
With exception of the previously mentioned Master of Puppets, this is perhaps the bands finest moment in terms of album recordings. When you look at big hitters like For Whom The Bell Tolls, Ride The Lightning, Fade to Black and Creeping Death which take up the majority of the album, it is truly impossible to deny that this is an incredible record. Trapped Under Ice. Creeping Death. The Call of Ktulu. For Whom the Bell Tolls Live Creeping Death Live The Ecstasy of Gold.
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