Ride The Lightning

MetallicaJuly 27, 1984
Metal℗ 1984 Blackened Recordings
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Ride the Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 27, 1984, by the independent record label Megaforce Records. The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on a concept by the band, depicts an electric chair being struck by lightning flowing from the band logo. The title was taken from a passage in Stephen King's novel The Stand. Although rooted in the thrash metal genre, the album showcased the band's musical growth and lyrical sophistication. This was partly because bassist Cliff Burton introduced the basics of music theory to the rest of the band and had more input in the songwriting. Instead of relying heavily on fast tempos as on its debut Kill 'Em All, Metallica broadened its approach by employing acoustic guitars, extended instrumentals, and more complex harmonies. The overall recording costs were paid by Metallica's European label Music for Nations because Megaforce was unable to cover it.

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Fight Fire With Fire (Remastered)4:44
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Ride The Lightning (Remastered)6:37
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For Whom The Bell Tolls (Remastered)5:09
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Fade To Black (Remastered)6:57
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Trapped Under Ice (Remastered)4:04
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Escape (Remastered)4:23
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Creeping Death (Remastered)6:35
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The Call Of Ktulu (Remastered)8:53
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Additional Information

Total length
47:26
Tracks
8
Released
July 27, 1984
Label
℗ 1984 Blackened Recordings
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
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Playback information
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