Metallica Ride the Lightning
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Terrifyer
November 26th 2010



3403 Comments


2. reviewer is obviously a terrifyer/fade alt
this isnt me lol

krig9412
November 28th 2010



792 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

When you consider that this LP is credited with broadening the musical scope of thrash metal, in reaility it is far from the truth. So many other band innovated much more.What is meant by broadening the scope of thrash, is in this context that battering ram guitars are occasionally augmented by solo passages of a more "progressive" nature and sound effects that beg the question why? And just when you've tired of these violent oscillations of blitzing, "progression" and claps of thunder or bells-a-ringing, you get an almost tolkienesque acoustic passage that - wonder of wonders - makes you wish they'd get back to all that donner und blitzen.

What I find astonishing about this LP - and quite possibly about Metallica as a band - is how they can tick so many boxes in so thoroughly unsympathetic a manner. Everything about Ride the Lightning screams contrivance to me. These men are like little boys who are not content to prove that they are the thrashingest band around, but need also prove themselves thrash virtuosos, in addition to being the doomiest band around: "My belief that we're all going to hell in a handbasket is bigger than your belief that we're all going to hell in a handbasket, so there!"


krig9412
November 28th 2010



792 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

When you consider that this LP is credited with broadening the musical scope of thrash metal, in reaility it is far from the truth. So many other band innovated much more.What is meant by broadening the scope of thrash, is in this context that battering ram guitars are occasionally augmented by solo passages of a more "progressive" nature and sound effects that beg the question why? And just when you've tired of these violent oscillations of blitzing, "progression" and claps of thunder or bells-a-ringing, you get an almost tolkienesque acoustic passage that - wonder of wonders - makes you wish they'd get back to all that donner und blitzen.

What I find astonishing about this LP - and quite possibly about Metallica as a band - is how they can tick so many boxes in so thoroughly unsympathetic a manner. Everything about Ride the Lightning screams contrivance to me. These men are like little boys who are not content to prove that they are the thrashingest band around, but need also prove themselves thrash virtuosos, in addition to being the doomiest band around: "My belief that we're all going to hell in a handbasket is bigger than your belief that we're all going to hell in a handbasket, so there!"



I understand "Waltzing Matlida" far better than these two paragraphs.

dr2den
November 28th 2010



1342 Comments


u need weed

FilthyBorgir
November 28th 2010



1334 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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Deathfan1
November 29th 2010



12 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The face palm? Actually, it's kinda fitting. Thats what I do every day knowing that mindless metalheads blindly worship this band for merits that a hugely exagerrated, and fail to recognise (or dismiss) bands that were so much better.

Deathfan1
November 29th 2010



12 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Thrash poser above.

BigHans
November 29th 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Sup Fade

Terrifyer
November 29th 2010



3403 Comments


once again, not me

Pyosisified
November 29th 2010



2450 Comments


hans being an idiot, what a surprise

Rhinoceron
November 30th 2010



94 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

whats with all the shitty metallica reviews

keyserfunk
December 1st 2010



280 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I'm still trying to get over this completely untrue line in the opening illogical train of disconnected insane musings:
"...there was nothing truly original about any of it..." Holy Sweet Jesus am I in some bizarro world?

DEATHTOPOSERS
December 9th 2010



7 Comments


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keyserfunk
December 13th 2010



280 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

what a poser

ViperAces
October 3rd 2012



12374 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

First comment is longer than the review itself.

Inveigh
November 22nd 2012



24752 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

paranoid = entry level heavy metal album

Inveigh
November 22nd 2012



24752 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I mean I guess but by that logic most classic albums are going to be overrated, which means you're using the wrong logic

jdennis31
November 22nd 2012



6511 Comments


Excellent 4
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menawati
Contributing Reviewer
November 22nd 2012



15684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

decent

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