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rdavidson510
11-26-2003, 12:12 PM
Kill 'Em All is Metallica's first album. This is one of Metallica's least heard albums, and probbally would have never been heard of if Cliff Burton wasn't in it.

Band: Metallica
kirk hammett - lead guitar
james hetfield - rhythm guitar, vocals
lars ulrich - drums
cliff burton - bass
Album: Kill 'Em All

Featured Songs:
The Four Horsemen: Probbally my favorite song on the album, it takes you through 7 minutes of what Metallica is yet to come. Starting off with a fast riff with guitars+bass, it then breaks for a solo guitar riff, simular to the intro of "Master of Puppets". The song is then what Metallica became famour for, the thrashing metal sound with fast paced guitars and bass. Suddenly, the song goes into the interlude with a slower pace, which will later enter into the speedy verses and a guitar solo. Song is oddly simular to the song "Master of Puppets".
Whiplash: A short song compared to what Metallica is yet to come up with in the years, but it gets the job done, with again highlighting on fast paced guitars.
Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth): The song that made Cliff Burton who he was, it's a 4 minute bass solo on the cd, using effects such as distortion and wah. While the song it self is good, the effects do get a little scratchy here and there, and don't sound the greatest. But the solo overall is a great solo, and the fast paced ending with drums is just something you can rock out to.

Track Listing
-Hit the Lights
-Four Horsemen
-Motorbreath
-Jump in Fire
-Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)
-Whiplash
-Phantom Lord
-No remorse
-Seek and destroy
-Metal Militia

Positive and negative effects of Album
Positive
Good Thrash sound. These songs are you can just rock out to and love, while Jame's vocals are scratchy (I'll get to that later), they just add to the thrash sound
Cliff Burton. Metallica's legend (who died shortly after the release of Master of Puppets) is featured here with his solo, and how he can use the bass wisely. While Jason (the bassist featured on later albums) is good, he's no Cliff Burton. Cliff just knew how to use the bass where and how to make that great sound.
Music is Great

Negative
Vocals - The vocals are scratchy, most likely due to lack of high quality recording material. They DO add to the thrash sound, but an improved vocals would be better.
Bass - Great bass, but the bass seems to be turned a bit too high in recording process. But if your a bass lover, you won't question it.

4/5

axeslinga_32
11-27-2003, 12:15 AM
great album but james should of never of tried to hit those high notes, thank god he learnt by master of puppets

manuscriptreplica
12-29-2003, 09:03 PM
MY review


(Thrash/Speed Metal) Metallica – Kill ‘em All

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Metallica were:
James Hetfield – Rhythm Guitars, Lyrics
Kirk Hammett – Lead Guitars
Cliff Burton (RIP) – Bass
Lars Ulrich - Drums

Track Listing:
1. Hit the Lights (Hetfield, Ulrich)
2. The Four Horsemen (Hetfield, Ulrich, Mustaine)
3. Motorbreath (Hetfield)
4. Jump in the Fire (Hetfield, Ulrich, Mustaine)
5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Instrumental) (Burton)
6. Whiplash (Hetfield, Ulrich)
7. Phantom Lord (Hetfield, Ulrich, Mustaine)
8. No Remorse (Hetfield, Ulrich)
9. Seek & Destroy (Hetfield, Ulrich)
10. Metal Militia (Hetfield, Ulrich, Mustaine)

If you do not know much background about Metallica, you may find yourself wondering, “who is Mustaine?” Well, Dave Mustaine was originally the lead guitarist of Metallica, but was kicked out (Metallica said his self-destructive ways were hampering the band, i.e. Alcoholism and drugs) and replaced by Kirk Hammett. Mustaine went on to make another band, Megadeth, also a thrash band.
This is the album that started it all. Metallica’s very first album. This album is one of thrash metal’s first albums, possibly the first, along with maybe Slayer’s ‘Show No Mercy’. Kill ‘em All is a very good album, and in my opinion, their best. It features some of the finest players of the time, with Hetfield easily being one of the best rhythm guitarists ever, effortlessly keeping time even when pounding out machine-gun fast riffs and yelling out lyrics, Hammett one of the best soloists of the 80’s (heh), and Burton probably the greatest bassist in thrash. He also had a classical background. Ulrich is very competent, but lacks the quality and the insane fills of other Bay Area drummers. He masterfully uses the double bass, probably his finest attribute, and has an uncanny ability to keep time, even during the fastest songs and challenging drum patterns. Hetfield’s vocals are almost unrecognisable in this album, compared to their next album ‘Ride the Lightning’. It is much more raw and strained, whilst on later albums he refined that quality, furthering his claim to be the best rhythm guitarist around.
Listeners who first heard their later stuff like ‘Master of Puppets’ or ‘Ride the Lightning’ will be somewhat disappointed with how repetitive the riffs are. But if you like the machine-gun pace of songs such as ‘Battery’ and ‘Dyers Eve’ you will love this album.

Hit the Lights (4:17)
If you didn’t know better, you would think this was a live album, the way it starts. It begins with that thing bands do, they play a certain note many times and the drummer abuses the crash and the bass drum. The Hetfield begins one of multiple insanely fast riffs on the album, and Hit the Lights is one of the better ones. After a short passage of lyrics, we hear Hammett solo number 1. And what a stunner it is. The intense, rapid-fire solo which makes you appreciate the greatness of Hammett, at only 20 years of age. Although it is quite short (the solo) it is amazing and fits in quite brilliantly with the song. Kirk gets a chance to solo for an extended period of time later on in the song, a stunning one minute + thrash-infested assault on his six string, built up very well with staccatoed chords. Unfortunately, Hetfield, being such a young lad, his voice hasn’t reached its full potential yet, and his voice breaks when trying to hit the hit notes, especially during the second verse. But an excellent track nonetheless, and a great way to open the account.

The Four Horsemen (7:13)
This is another great song. Maybe the best on the album. It begins with a distortion-saturated intro by Hetfield, then explodes into the verse, with a very high tempo (210+ BPM) using triplets to great effect. It continues like this, until about the two minute mark, where both the tempo and style changes, it slows down quite a bit and goes to straight eights instead of the triplets. Hammett’s solo isn’t as eye opening as the first, it is pretty slower and he taps rarely in it, instead going for the pick. In all, it is probably a better solo. The second solo is like the first, a tapping solo, it is much thrashier. This song is full of a number high paced riffs, and excellent solos.

Motorbreath (3:08)
After the initial drum roll intro, another blistering paced riff is produced by Hetfield. This song sounds remarkably like a punk song, drenched in distortion. At least the verse anyway. This song is even quicker than its predecessor, featuring two searing solos by Hammett, and rapid fire riffs by the rest of the band. A very cool song, but it is over before you know it.

Jump in the Fire (4:41)
This song probably has the best riff on the album. It starts with an annoyingly addictive arpeggiated intro on by Hetfield, backed up solidly by Burton. This continues until Hammett ends it with a very cool two bar fill. And then... the verse riff. It is so good. That said, I don’t really rate this song much. That arpeggiated riff is repeated too many time, and it is quite annoying IMO, and the solo is one of Hammett’s weaker ones off the album. But that riff... and the solo that fades out at the end, is quite brilliant, one of Hammet’s better ones. So I listen to it.

(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (4:14)
Hmm. What’s going on here, Hammett not soloing? This song is basically a huge bass solo by Burton, and has nothing but bass except for drums near the end of the song, to give it head banging rights. Whilst it is no Jaco solo, this is one awesome solo. The sound has been distorted and a wah pedal has been used to great effect. The solo focuses on the C major scale throughout, for instance the triplet bit at the start uses no accidentals, and is basically arpeggiating major chords. To this day, I am still not sure though why this song was put on the album, it just sounds like Burton got bored one day it just improvised the whole thing, and it sounded cool so they put it on the CD.

Whiplash (4:09)
A simple intro? I don’t believe it. A drum roll by Ulrich is accompanied by chords. We are saved from inevitable boredom of a slow song by a signature Hetfield shred-a-thon. I feel this is another highlight from the album. Both Hetfield and Ulrich give their best performance on this song. Surprisingly, we don’t hear from Hammett for a fair while, until about the three minute mark. The wait is well worth it, though, as he emits another killer solo. The lead up to the bit where Hetfield yells out ‘Whiplash!’ is masterful.

Phantom Lord (5:02)
Wow, this is an EXCELLENT song. My favourite on the album by far. Another pretty simple intro compared to the rest of the album, and a slower riff. It is a good riff though, and is carried most of the way through the song. Hetfield’s vocals are superb, probably the best on the album. We are given the first taste of Hammett’s greatness early on, with a little descending 2-bar solo. Another solo at the two minute mark is a 30 second gem. A little bridge is followed by the best bit on the CD for me. A great lead up, Kirk and the rest of the band does a thing common in jazz: the call and response system. The band plays the riff, and Hammett pulls off several amazing 2-bar solos. Listen to this song and love it.

No Remorse (6:26)
No Remorse is another excellent song. This time, instead of waiting about 3 minutes for a solo, we only have to wait about 10 seconds, which is good, where Kirk plays a marvelous 30 second solo. Again, this song has a killer, but slower, riff, but it is excellent. Burton really shines through in this song. I haven’t mentioned him much in this review (shame on me :upset: ) but he is an excellent bassist, and since the bass is extraordinarily loud (good thing) you can easily hear his greatness.
The good thing about this song is the lengthy instrumental session in the middle. It starts with a fairly staticy sound, which I don’t have any idea how they produced. A classic Hetfield riff is followed by a cool Hammett solo. Not one of his most impressive, but still awesome. It is a fairly repetitive song (i.e. verse then chorus about 5 times). The other good part is the ending, how the riff goes double time, and the band carries on like nothing has happened. Amazing.

Seek and Destroy (6:55)
**** it Metallica. We were going for a perfect album!! This is still a good song, but compared to the rest of the album. The riff is painfully repetitive and slow. Hetfield really shouldn’t have tried to sing those long notes (:lol: ) on “searchin... seek and destroy!” It does get quite good at about the 3:20 bit, the riff speeds up, and it does the ‘call and response bit’ and Hammett is quite amazing (as always). But that is really the only good bit in the song. The end riff is pretty good too. But the letdown of the album.

Metal Militia (5:11)
This is more like it! This wonderfully titled track begins with an amazingly fast riff, the fastest on the CD by far. A cool little riff is played in the lead up and during the verse, with Burton doing his own crazy little thing in the background. Hetfield’s vocals are good as well, even while going for the high notes, it sounds very thrashy, whilst before it just sounded bad. And the Hammett solo is one of the best (I’ve said that about 40 times) on the album. The bit at about 3:20 (the bass solo bit) is probably the most technical on the album (?) it sounds a tad progressive (?!). The ending is quite cool, yet repetitive, and does that riff and yells out ‘Metal Militia!” about 15 times. It ends with about 10 seconds of war sounds.

Well there you go. Unfortunately, Metallica changed their style a bit on their next album ‘Ride the Lightning’ opting for a thrashier sound, and leaving the speed metal behind.

Rating: 5/5 – the best speed metal you are going to find.

p.s. I am aware my times for the songs is different from the booklet, but most of the times on the booklet are wrong!!!

MxShredder
12-30-2003, 03:37 PM
wow great review manuscriptreplica, rdavidson510 too

:D

YDload
12-31-2003, 09:35 PM
I think the intro to "Seek and Destroy" is a great riff! I don't know what manuscript's problem was...

shakesbeer
01-03-2004, 02:09 PM
Nice job, although in the song descriptions you made it sound like kirk had helped write some of the riffs on the album, which isn't true.

But still, good job :thumb:

Edit: to manuscript

Blanka Flip
01-05-2004, 04:53 PM
cant say how much this album meant to me...this is what made me play bass in the first place

Williamn
01-07-2004, 02:36 AM
Noo seek and destroy is the best song on the album... with a great solo :P

anyway
great review :thumb:
Kill em all is a wicked album

brycey
01-08-2004, 10:51 AM
great reviews, and seek and destroy is my favourite song on the album.

badger_badger
01-09-2004, 02:55 AM
yeah i have to agree with the others here, seek and destroy pwned :p. but still, great reviews both ways :chug:

epifreak2002
01-10-2004, 02:27 PM
I'm inclined to hate the album, but only because I discovered that this riff I've been playing since before I got the album/heard the song was the first part of Anasthesia...... d*mn

manuscriptreplica
01-11-2004, 06:40 AM
ok so like, im wrong seek and destroy IS pretty good. its a good thrash song in itself, but when listening to kill em all's fast paced songs and seek and destroy comes on, its a bit of a letdown for me because i like speed metal and seek and destroy sounds like it shound be on master of puppets or something. but i stand by my decision that the opening riff is painfully slow :lol:

* to epifreak2002: spewin. the same thing happened to me with the riff out of 7 nation army by white stripes on bass. although it was a totally different rhythm and in 5/4 instead of 4/4, it used all the same notes :upset:

epifreak2002
01-11-2004, 02:37 PM
Hmm...lets invent a time machine, go back in time, and kill them before they can write those riffs............then come back to the present, release them, and get fabulously rich. Mwahahahahahahahahahahah

badger_badger
01-12-2004, 11:54 PM
manuscript.. your not wrong. everyone has an opinion, you don't like seek and destroy, most of us do.

drew_slash
01-15-2004, 12:18 PM
i agree "seek and destroy" is a great tune, but "whiplash" beats it, followed by "hit the lights". but by far "kill em all" is MetallicA's best. :wave: later

guitarded_chuck
01-24-2004, 12:41 PM
Phantom Lord is easily the best song on the album. I think it is Kirk's most difficult solo on the album. Mustaine should get more credit than Kirk though on this album, because he was their for the writing process, Kirk was their for the recording.

Kirk's Puppet
02-07-2004, 10:00 PM
Seek & Destroy is the best song dammit. Whiplash kicks *** also. It's a ****ing perfect album! :D

maggot_b
02-23-2004, 12:58 PM
Seek & Destroy is so fun to play
the whole album is great from fade in of hit the lights to the fade out of metal militia
some of the lyrics are a bit cheesy, but it was the early 80's
i would recommend anyone who thinks metallica sucks to listen to this, as metal doesn't get much better, if at all

superpeer
02-24-2004, 10:26 AM
4/5 bitches.

Crocto
02-24-2004, 12:51 PM
i don't know if anyone has brought this up...but do you think kill 'em all is a blues or punk CD? my friend thinks its a punk CD but i think its more of a blues CD.

yes i know its thrash metal but if you tell me its thrash metal you're missing my point.

YDload
02-24-2004, 06:58 PM
i don't know if anyone has brought this up...but do you think kill 'em all is a blues or punk CD? my friend thinks its a punk CD but i think its more of a blues CD.

yes i know its thrash metal but if you tell me its thrash metal you're missing my point.

What's the point; that you're senseless, tone deaf, or ignorant?

Crocto
02-24-2004, 10:13 PM
maybe you're ignorant if you can't hear all of the blues influenced solos. you're probably also tone deaf if you can't hear all the blues chord progressions.

did you really have to be such a senseless jerk? tsk tsk.

slashjunior
02-27-2004, 09:15 AM
I like Kill 'Em All and it is a good album, but compared to Metallica's albums that followed RTL, MOP, ...AJFA and S/T (self titled (Black)) I don't think KEM is as good musically. I also agree with the vocals not being that good.

Crocto
02-27-2004, 01:44 PM
the lyrics are kinda cheesey too

Cowboy from hell
02-27-2004, 02:46 PM
Kill' em All was my second metallica album, its a corqer. Great review.

dazed and confused444
02-27-2004, 03:17 PM
good review...best 'tallica album

forgotten_december
04-21-2004, 10:01 AM
all metallica albums are good...Kill is in my top 3

blue0
04-21-2004, 05:45 PM
Great reviews. I have that CD and it's awesome. Seek and Destroy was my favorite song in the album.

ebo
05-10-2004, 04:32 PM
funnily enough kirk hammet joined after this album- the lead guitar was all dave mustaine who now fronts megadeath i think

Hitroshimite
05-10-2004, 04:58 PM
Kirk joined before this was recorded, and it was he who did all the lead parts.

naboo
05-10-2004, 06:51 PM
[QUOTE=Crocto]maybe you're ignorant if you can't hear all of the blues influenced solos. you're probably also tone deaf if you can't hear all the blues chord progressions. [QUOTE]

Just because a lot of the solos/riffs are blues influenced doesn't mean its blues.

sickgoregrind_666
05-11-2004, 05:46 AM
Good review and very good album

Am i the only one who really likes the Four Horsemen though?

manuscriptreplica
05-11-2004, 06:48 AM
funnily enough kirk hammet joined after this album- the lead guitar was all dave mustaine who now fronts megadeath i think

funnily enough
1. You're wrong (Hammett does all the lead work, albeit was influenced by Mustaine's work), and
2. You spelt Megadeth and Hammett wrong.

--------------------

Am i the only one who really likes the Four Horsemen though?




The Four Horsemen (7:13)
This is another great song. Maybe the best on the album.

:wave:

sickgoregrind_666
05-11-2004, 09:22 AM
to manuscriptreplica: Sorry dude i meant all of the rest of the replies, its a killer tune but no-one esle seemed to agree with you

YDload
05-11-2004, 07:28 PM
I think Kirk PLAYED all the lead guitar on this album, but he didn't write any of the music for it. I guess he could have added a little something in there, but nobody would really know.

epifreak2002
05-12-2004, 08:02 AM
^Yeah, Mustaine wrote this album before being kicked out, and Hammett came in and played it. I'm pretty sure Mustaine wrote a significant portion of RTL as well (at least half of Ktulu and probably other songs as well.)

Squirrel
05-13-2004, 01:43 PM
Awesome album, a great achievement for their age. The best song on here is The Four Horsemen, worst is probably Seek and Destroy - its monotonous and it just drags through.

manuscriptreplica
05-14-2004, 03:50 AM
^^ AHA! Finally someone agrees with me.

-HIM-
05-16-2004, 09:06 PM
One of metallicas greatest cd's. best song is seek and destroy. if you dont know how to play it learn it. its fun haha

Sendor
06-07-2004, 08:54 AM
As well as the drugs and **** that mustaine did, he is also an arrogant prick, someone once said "I udes to love going to see mustaine woith friends. We all thought he was the master, unfortunately, so did he." Thats just how he is, up himself, give credit where credits due he wrote some awesome stuff, but all the talent in the world doesnt make someone less of an asshole. take axl rose for example.

Sendor
06-07-2004, 08:55 AM
Someone agrees with you, someone with a pokemon as an avatar has no chance of understanding metal, seek and destroy is awesome. but i'll agree that it doesn't really fit in with the other stuff.

manuscriptreplica
06-07-2004, 09:26 AM
And you have a ridiculous avatar that is indecipherable. So what. And Mustaine is a god. Rust in Peace and Peace Sells are better than any Metallica album.

I don't like this album anymore. It's too generic. I've moved on to better things. Hit the Lights is still cool.

chox
06-08-2004, 07:47 PM
all songs on kill em all have been played live

Deifekt
06-09-2004, 12:23 AM
Good CD, I really like the guitar work and the bass work in it. Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth), though, is probably a really overrated bass solo. I can see how a lot of people can like it, it's different from all the other bass solos, which makes it unique, and good in it's own way (but I still believe it's overrated). Me? I'd give the album a 3/5.

rock81414
06-09-2004, 09:32 AM
maybe you're ignorant if you can't hear all of the blues influenced solos. you're probably also tone deaf if you can't hear all the blues chord progressions.



Crocto I agree, the music is influenced a lot by blues, I'm not sure where your friend gets the punk idea from, it really, in my eyes, isn't where Metallica's coming from with its music. As for the blues influence though, proof of it can just be found by looking at the band's history, and the music scene it evolved from :).

arca

Squirrel
06-09-2004, 09:50 AM
Someone agrees with you, someone with a pokemon as an avatar has no chance of understanding metal, seek and destroy is awesome. but i'll agree that it doesn't really fit in with the other stuff.

Most blatantly ignorant post ever. Nice conclusion jackass.

You fĂşcking suck, now go die.

Crazyfingaz
06-10-2004, 06:15 PM
I agree that the song "Seek and Destroy" does repeat itself over and over but I think the song is mainly a crowd pleaser but if u hear it live it's awesome. I think this album is my second fav. next to Kill em' all.

Zappa
06-10-2004, 11:10 PM
I think this is Metallica's ballsiest album. Their masterwork is "Master of Puppets," but this is required listening to hear how badass and youthful they could be.

Kill3mAll
06-10-2004, 11:21 PM
Kill em all is a **** good metallica album. i havent heard any1 mention The 4 horsemen cuz thats 1 badass song. 1 of my favz. Seek n Destroy is also dope as fuk and the repetitiveness doesnt bother me much. as much as i like the album i would rate it like the 3rd or 4th best tallica cd. All of em r dope though

Kill3mAll
06-10-2004, 11:21 PM
its also my name....hahaha

YDload
06-11-2004, 07:08 PM
Kill em all is a **** good metallica album. i havent heard any1 mention The 4 horsemen cuz thats 1 badass song. 1 of my favz. Seek n Destroy is also dope as fuk and the repetitiveness doesnt bother me much. as much as i like the album i would rate it like the 3rd or 4th best tallica cd. All of em r dope though

You like Metallica, yet you talk like a wigger? Neato!

ibanezs470
06-11-2004, 07:52 PM
Well its thrash Metal

bassaholica2004
06-12-2004, 12:29 AM
This is probably my favorite Metallica album. Its a thrash classic! And I think his voice on here is probably the best on any album. I love how scratchy it is, it adds to the rawness of the music. And those high notes are awesome. You can tell while listening to this album that they are just having fun, and thats really cool.

psyco path
06-12-2004, 12:30 AM
the best my faviorite band doesn't get better

sgrevs
06-12-2004, 01:56 AM
whiplash is in my opinion the best on the album frkn insane in its godliness

dromedaryt
06-12-2004, 02:42 AM
MY review


Hammett?s solo isn?t as eye opening as the first, it is pretty slower and he taps rarely in it, instead going for the pick.

The simple reason for this solo being better than any other Metallica solo ever (except possibly the MOP solo) is that it's Hetfield, not Hammet. I don't like Hammet at all, he has no soul and never improvises, and when he does it sounds ****e.

I'd like to point out that the MOP solo is also Het...

enjoi_baggy
06-12-2004, 10:58 AM
When I read the title of this thread, I got really excited! But I was then let down to find out that it is the name of one of their albums.

Quite deceiving :(

YDload
06-12-2004, 05:14 PM
The simple reason for this solo being better than any other Metallica solo ever (except possibly the MOP solo) is that it's Hetfield, not Hammet. I don't like Hammet at all, he has no soul and never improvises, and when he does it sounds ****e.

I'd like to point out that the MOP solo is also Het...

Don't forget that all the lead guitar for this album was written by Dave Mustaine before they kicked him out. Dave > Kirk.

Kill3mAll
06-17-2004, 08:03 PM
jus cuz i use the word dope means i talk like a wigger huh? if u say so...... and wut dif does it make if like metallica and talk like a wigger?

MrMight
06-17-2004, 09:40 PM
good review

CreepingBlack
06-18-2004, 06:18 AM
Kill em all is good. It has a style that Metallica only had for one album, so its Metallica's most different album. Id say the best songs on the album would be

Hit the Lights
Motobreath
Phantom Lord
Metal Militia

Their 4th worst cd.

Lithium2112
06-24-2004, 01:18 PM
its a great album, just bought it.

anesthesia is kinda hard to tell that its a bass solo... i thought it was a guitar solo the first time i heard it because theres no low end bass tone at all

Facsimile
06-26-2004, 07:29 AM
The Four Horsemen (7:13)
This is another great song. Maybe the best on the album. It begins with a distortion-saturated intro by Hetfield
Nope. Dave Mustaine is your man here.

metallicamaniac16
07-28-2004, 10:15 PM
I got a couple of things to say, but none are about the album. Sooner or later, once I can peal myself away from Megadeth's Countdown to Extinction, Guns n Roses' Greatest Hits, and all my other Metallica cd's, I'll swipe Kill em All from my brother and listen to it. But until then, I've got MOP, RTL, and the Black Album, which f*cking rule!!! Anyway, first the pokemon person on the other page needs to curb that aggressive temper of his/her's. How old are you anyway? Don't you think its about time to give up pokemon? Sh*t, I quit playing around with that crap when I was in sixth grade. Also, to Kill3mAll, its alright if you talk like a wigger; ya still like Metallica right? Thats all that matters. Hell, I don't even know what a wigger is.

YDload
07-28-2004, 10:21 PM
I got a couple of things to say, but none are about the album. Sooner or later, once I can peal myself away from Megadeth's Countdown to Extinction, Guns n Roses' Greatest Hits, and all my other Metallica cd's, I'll swipe Kill em All from my brother and listen to it. But until then, I've got MOP, RTL, and the Black Album, which f*cking rule!!! Anyway, first the pokemon person on the other page needs to curb that aggressive temper of his/her's. How old are you anyway? Don't you think its about time to give up pokemon? Sh*t, I quit playing around with that crap when I was in sixth grade. Also, to Kill3mAll, its alright if you talk like a wigger; ya still like Metallica right? Thats all that matters. Hell, I don't even know what a wigger is.

Most of those comments are a couple months old; I doubt you can reach them by now. Also, the person with the Pokemon avatar probably has that picture so people will learn not to judge him/her by it.

EddieVanHalen007
07-29-2004, 03:56 PM
'Tis a good thrash album, pity Metallica have declined since 1988. Anyway, 4/5 from me. I wish Hammett had stuck with Satch's lessons, he could have become a much better guitarist.

maggot_b
07-29-2004, 05:02 PM
When I read the title of this thread, I got really excited! But I was then let down to find out that it is the name of one of their albums.

Quite deceiving :(

As much as I love Metallica, that is funny

Kill 'Em All has great songs, but hearing them live now really does what they said they do in whiplash "Kicks your arse, whips your face, makes you really sore"... especially when it's crowded and you have sunburn.

The Eb tuning and Het's beefed up modern vocals add a bit of a thwack to it. Now i'm going to listen to some bootlegs of Four Horsmen (Best song on the album)...

Four Horsmen and METAL MILITIA are definatley the best on the album
11/10 for 1983

mexicanfloydian
07-29-2004, 07:12 PM
This is my 2nd fav metallica album, just before MoP. It's definitly a 5/5. Great review manuscriptreplica

Sonic_death
07-29-2004, 09:34 PM
The simple reason for this solo being better than any other Metallica solo ever (except possibly the MOP solo) is that it's Hetfield, not Hammet. I don't like Hammet at all, he has no soul and never improvises, and when he does it sounds ****e.

I'd like to point out that the MOP solo is also Het...


Well you certainly have a mouth on you, don't you.. haha it seems you have not been to many metallica concerts?

if you think kirk cant improvise for nothing, than maybe you havent heard his random amazing doodles that he does at every concert, or seen all the improv he does.. and to say he has no soul???? thats bs if ive ever heard it :angry: he freaking wrote all of the rest of metallica solos, are those bad too?? cause you know, he has no soul and all

and there is more than 1 solo on MOP song, and hetfield only wrote the one where they are doing the synchronized solo

Anyways, Cliff Rules! lol :thumb:

metallicamaniac16
07-29-2004, 09:45 PM
^ very good points

skmaggot
08-09-2004, 09:24 PM
mmmmmmm, metallica, ahwhahwahgahlhglahwglhawlghlahwglahglhawl
ghlhalwhglwahlghalwhglwhglahlghlaglahwglahwlglawgh
i love all their work from the 80's. i quite despise everything else, except for garage, inc.

lunchbox320
08-09-2004, 09:35 PM
i agree with u buddy i think all their 80s work was awsum. u now what most ppl 4got to mention, the fact that the most of the best songs on the cd were written by none other than dave mustaine so maybe y he was kicked out wasnt cuz he was a violent drunk maybe it was cuz james was a little jealous. nuthin against james hetfeild but com on but i do like motorbreath on that cd though.

owlandtree
08-13-2004, 03:17 PM
Metallica is a wonderful pop music band. Their song's are easy, not too long, the kid's love them. They are so cute when they get angry. If anyone is learning how to play guitar or drums, I recommend learning some of their song's. They all seem to be in the same key and can be learned with little effort at all.

YDload
08-13-2004, 03:33 PM
Metallica is a wonderful pop music band. Their song's are easy, not too long, the kid's love them. They are so cute when they get angry. If anyone is learning how to play guitar or drums, I recommend learning some of their song's. They all seem to be in the same key and can be learned with little effort at all.

I know what you're thinking, but this album was different. Mustaine makes all the difference.

razor666
08-17-2004, 01:42 AM
:evil: this cd is so good-they sre better live :thumb:

LimpedKoRniac
08-17-2004, 04:13 AM
lol, Good reviews guys. Seek and destroy is a great song on it's own, but yeah... It does stand out from the "bouncing off the wall like a mad-man" feel from the rest of the album. It happens to be one of the first songs I figured out. My tab is posted on MXTabs.net (http://mxtabs.net/tab_versions.php?path=Guitar,m,799,Metallica,Seek+ And+Destroy+%28rhythm%29,165162). Enjoy it. lol. Oh yeah... Just like you guys, I discovered a beautiful sounding riff, but only to find out it is in the same chord prgression as the verses to Metallica's "Fade to black". I was heated when i found it out, 'cus I had allready shown it off. lol. :thumb: Great job.

:wave: Later

rocky2999
08-17-2004, 09:15 PM
Kill 'Em All is Metallica's first album. This is one of Metallica's least heard albums, and probbally would have never been heard of if Cliff Burton wasn't in it.

Band: Metallica
kirk hammett - lead guitar
james hetfield - rhythm guitar, vocals
lars ulrich - drums
cliff burton - bass
Album: Kill 'Em All

Featured Songs:
The Four Horsemen: Probbally my favorite song on the album, it takes you through 7 minutes of what Metallica is yet to come. Starting off with a fast riff with guitars+bass, it then breaks for a solo guitar riff, simular to the intro of "Master of Puppets". The song is then what Metallica became famour for, the thrashing metal sound with fast paced guitars and bass. Suddenly, the song goes into the interlude with a slower pace, which will later enter into the speedy verses and a guitar solo. Song is oddly simular to the song "Master of Puppets".
Whiplash: A short song compared to what Metallica is yet to come up with in the years, but it gets the job done, with again highlighting on fast paced guitars.
Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth): The song that made Cliff Burton who he was, it's a 4 minute bass solo on the cd, using effects such as distortion and wah. While the song it self is good, the effects do get a little scratchy here and there, and don't sound the greatest. But the solo overall is a great solo, and the fast paced ending with drums is just something you can rock out to.

Track Listing
-Hit the Lights
-Four Horsemen
-Motorbreath
-Jump in Fire
-Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)
-Whiplash
-Phantom Lord
-No remorse
-Seek and destroy
-Metal Militia

Positive and negative effects of Album
Positive
Good Thrash sound. These songs are you can just rock out to and love, while Jame's vocals are scratchy (I'll get to that later), they just add to the thrash sound
Cliff Burton. Metallica's legend (who died shortly after the release of Master of Puppets) is featured here with his solo, and how he can use the bass wisely. While Jason (the bassist featured on later albums) is good, he's no Cliff Burton. Cliff just knew how to use the bass where and how to make that great sound.
Music is Great

Negative
Vocals - The vocals are scratchy, most likely due to lack of high quality recording material. They DO add to the thrash sound, but an improved vocals would be better.
Bass - Great bass, but the bass seems to be turned a bit too high in recording process. But if your a bass lover, you won't question it.

4/5

highlighting on jason newsted...he wasnt as good as cliff burton in the skill department. BUT he contributed to metallica in a different way, instead of playing insane solos he created an intense stage presence, he could get the crowd in a frenzy. He still was a skillful bass player, you cant really hear his work too well in and justice and black album, but as the albums progressed you could hear the bass a bit more.

Tangy zizzle
08-17-2004, 10:20 PM
Solid album.

3.4/5

metallicamaniac16
08-25-2004, 10:25 PM
This album is incredible. The energy is so raw and the riffs and solos are so scorching that I can forget about James' vocals. Songs like Hit the Lights, Whiplash, and Metal Militia just make me want to get up and brake everything in the room. This one gets a 4.5/5. Thrash metal at it's best.

iwant_taquitos
08-28-2004, 01:41 PM
hold it, wasnt dave mustaine was other guitarist in metallica for this cd?

_GanondorF_
08-28-2004, 02:04 PM
The song that made Cliff Burton who he was

hold it, wasnt dave mustaine was other guitarist in metallica for this cd?

no and no.

manuscriptreplica
08-29-2004, 03:07 AM
Newsted is way better than Burton. Check his Flotsam and Jetsam stuff out, particuarly Metalshock, for proof.

YDload
08-29-2004, 11:36 AM
Possibly, but Burton was better in Metallica.

manuscriptreplica
08-30-2004, 06:39 PM
If you could hear Newsted's bass on AJFA, or just read the tabs, he has some crazy stuff on there. And after that, they simplified their sound, so it's not really a fair call to make.

YDload
08-30-2004, 06:45 PM
If you could hear Newsted's bass on AJFA, or just read the tabs, he has some crazy stuff on there. And after that, they simplified their sound, so it's not really a fair call to make.

Well then, Burton is a showoff who was still great, and Newsted was playing under Burton's shadow poorly but is underrated nonetheless. I do realize that the title track to AJFA has some tough bass, but what's cooler: "Pulling Teeth" or "My Friend of Misery?"

manuscriptreplica
08-30-2004, 07:35 PM
I haven't heard/can't remember 'My Friend of Misery' so i'll counteract that with: What's cooler: Metalshock (Flotsam and Jetsam) or Orion? Metalshock owns Orion 1000x in better bass-ness, and Orion is held in the highest regard as to Burton's apparant skill.

Iplaythegeeeeetar!
10-07-2004, 09:43 PM
And you have a ridiculous avatar that is indecipherable. So what. And Mustaine is a god. Rust in Peace and Peace Sells are better than any Metallica album.

I don't like this album anymore. It's too generic. I've moved on to better things. Hit the Lights is still cool.
you're generic :P. I agree, Mustaine is a legend at riffriting(bad spelling intended), but, i mean, generic? This is a very original album.

Penner
10-07-2004, 11:28 PM
Newsted is an underrated bassist. People don't realize that Bob Rock did some of the bass on some albums. I just wonder how good Cliff would be if he were here today. Rob Trujillo is also a sick bassist. He does the early speed-metal justice when he plays. To think he plays all that (especially Battery) with his fingers is awsome. I have a hard time playing 16th notes on my bass with a pick!!

blue3
10-10-2004, 04:46 PM
Kill Em All is one of my favorite Metallica CDs. Seek and Destroy is awesome

Chu
10-10-2004, 05:48 PM
Kill Em All is one of my favorite Metallica CDs. Seek and Destroy is awesome

Totally agree with that, most people who listen to Metallica I know (And trust me, it's only a handful of people who I could trust with a good opinion) think that Seek and Destroy is the worst song on Kill 'em All.
I don't know why, but I love it!

Bagged Escalade
10-10-2004, 06:42 PM
maybe you're ignorant if you can't hear all of the blues influenced solos. you're probably also tone deaf if you can't hear all the blues chord progressions.

did you really have to be such a senseless jerk? tsk tsk.

Not exactly blues inspired.... Kirk plays classical

Bagged Escalade
10-10-2004, 06:46 PM
And while on the subject, My Friend of Misery has nice bass riffs in it. But I do think Rob hammers Newsteads *** on bass.

Avellin
10-11-2004, 12:05 AM
Has anyone noticed that on most Metallica songs they follow this type of pattern?

Intro
Verse
Chorus
Verse
Chorus
Interlude
Chorus
Solo
Chorus repeated x times(x being a different number but quite a few)

YDload
10-11-2004, 12:36 AM
No, there's no "Interlude-Chorus-Solo" to speak of. The solo comes after the chorus is repeated the second time, usually. Maybe they do that sometimes for your eight-minute epics, but they never repeat the chorus that many times.

Det_Nosnip
10-11-2004, 12:45 AM
He masterfully uses the double bass, probably his finest attribute, and has an uncanny ability to keep time, even during the fastest songs and challenging drum patterns.

HAhahahhahahah :lol:

You couldn't have said "I'm not a drummer" more perfectly. :thumb:

skateMASTERbater2
10-11-2004, 04:54 AM
great cd, great review

KillemAllforOne83
10-11-2004, 02:46 PM
Wow, I'm surprised only a couple of people are obsessed with Metel Militia. 5/5

thrashfanatic2010
10-11-2004, 03:21 PM
Well you certainly have a mouth on you, don't you.. haha it seems you have not been to many metallica concerts?

if you think kirk cant improvise for nothing, than maybe you havent heard his random amazing doodles that he does at every concert, or seen all the improv he does.. and to say he has no soul???? thats bs if ive ever heard it :angry: he freaking wrote all of the rest of metallica solos, are those bad too?? cause you know, he has no soul and all

and there is more than 1 solo on MOP song, and hetfield only wrote the one where they are doing the synchronized solo

Anyways, Cliff Rules! lol :thumb:

i disagree, i recently seen metallica live in detroit this month and kirk did a few solo/doodles things while they were good, they were weak and lacked alot of feeling IMO.

thrashfanatic2010
10-11-2004, 03:27 PM
highlighting on jason newsted...he wasnt as good as cliff burton in the skill department. BUT he contributed to metallica in a different way, instead of playing insane solos he created an intense stage presence, he could get the crowd in a frenzy. He still was a skillful bass player, you cant really hear his work too well in and justice and black album, but as the albums progressed you could hear the bass a bit more.

i can hear jason's bass pretty decently on black, he got such a great bass w/ pick tone on that album

caspian
11-08-2004, 09:09 PM
bump. Finally got this album. It's awesome, although it has nothing on ride the lightning IMO. And kirk's solos are all pretty similar sounding. Otherwise though its a great album.

sodergren
01-09-2005, 01:40 AM
Kirk Hammet sucks. He is a wuss, he is whiny (like the rest of Metallica), and he can't even play guitar well. Have any of you noticed that he plays every single one of his solos in the minor pentatonic scale? And I don't hate him because I suck - I can play whatever he plays. I just don't want to.

manuscriptreplica
01-09-2005, 01:51 AM
Can't play the guitar well? Hmm

ForiegnPenguin
01-09-2005, 05:20 PM
He's descent.

manuscriptreplica
01-09-2005, 06:06 PM
He's actually very good

ForiegnPenguin
01-09-2005, 07:44 PM
He's no Marty Friedman.

motorbreath73
01-09-2005, 11:03 PM
kill em all is my favorite album, and the four horsemen is the best song on it

Epicurus
01-13-2005, 05:59 AM
Lyricss wise its not the best but still its great

Brothel_Creeper
01-13-2005, 08:43 AM
the only great metallica album

RedHedFighter666
01-13-2005, 08:44 AM
whoever the f.u.c.k. you people are, you dont know thrash or speed metal without listening to Kill Em All
first off, if you think kirk hammett played guitar in Kill Em All, you're f.u.c.k.ing stupid, that was dave mustaine who wrote and played all the **** for kill em all
second, dont diss kirk, he's not a jimi hendrix distorter master, and hes not that that fast at guitaring but he's not bad...i mean he was smart for leaving agent orange back in like 83-84 to metallica
but Kill Em All is a totally underrated album
id say it is one of the most influential thrash albums put out there, also to have a bass solo on your debut album <for metallica> thats showing youve got balls and skills to with em.
metallica rules

ForiegnPenguin
01-13-2005, 08:14 PM
Don't know thrash?

denboy
01-16-2005, 06:00 AM
Kill 'em all... 5/5.. Was my favorite metallica album at first.. Now Master of puppets is my favorite.. Both amazing albums