Metallica
Kill 'Em All


4.5
superb

Review

by power_lutin USER (9 Reviews)
June 13th, 2005 | 27 replies


Release Date: 1983 | Tracklist


Band line up

James Hetfield-Vocals, rhythm guitar
Kirk Hammett-lead guitar
Cliff Burton-Bass guitar
Lars Ulrich-Drums
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Pros

-Awesome guitar and bass playing
-Full of fast solos
-Has a cool trashy feel to it

Cons

-James voice is quite irritating at moments. (Real fans won’t be irk)
-Bad production
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What can we say about metallica except that their music was the peak of trash metal, they changed metal forever and played great music? First of all, notice that their bass player, Cliff Burton, died on the road between Master of Puppets and And Justice for all. Kill ‘em all was innovative at that time cause it was a new genre of music. It was call the NWBHM (new wave of british heavy metal) but it changed name to thrash metal. This album is fast, James shouts and it sounds more like a gig than a record due to the bad production. However, how can you get a good production without money? This album is a great introducing to metallica’s other records too.
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Track reviews



Hit the lights- Hit the lights is a really good songs which contains one of metallica’s greatest riff. The song is just awesome. There are a couple of solos all around the song and this feature was a new face of metal. (5/5)


The four horsemen- I find that this song is best of the album with Seek and destroy because the riffs, solo, lyrics and vocals are at their best for this album. The solos are cool and the first pre-solo is really nice too. You can hear the bass well and it has a groovy feeling. The vocal on this song are pretty hard to sing because the pitch is really high. Dave Mustaine wrote this song with the other Metallica members so he actually recorded it with megadeth. The song is named Mechanix and is faster on the megadeth album Killing is my business and business is good. Also, the lyrics are ***ty on megadeth’s version cause it talks about car mechanic and stuff like that.
(5/5)


Motorbreath-This song is a song that doesn’t look like any other metallica song. I think that it sounds like punk/metal and it suits perfectly to what metallica were playing at that state of their career. The vocals are pretty cool on this song. I think that the solo is awesome but is short. (4.5/5)


Jump in the fire-Jump in the fire is one of my personal favourites on this album because of the jazzy riff at the beginning, the great solo, and the awesome vocals. This song is really catchy and the riffs will take you away every time you will listen to it. (5/5)


(Anesthesia)Pulling teeth-A bass solo done by Cliff [R.I.P] and on this song, he shows his ability not only for his bass playing but also that he is talented to write a song. Bass players you must take a look at this one.
(5/5)


Whiplash-This is the official birth of trash. It is fast, crunchy, violent and sounds great. The riff is played fast but is quite simple. The vocals are cool but this is really not professional. Still this song is a great song for partying or a song that you can play live has a first one to warm people that thrashes.
(4.5/5)


Phantom Lord- This is my worse favourite song out of this album. Still it’s not a bad song but the smooth part in the middle just piss me off. Still what is from the beginning of the song until the smooth part is great. The vocals fit the song perfectly again.(5/5)


No remorse.- Here is a cool intro to a song. A crunchy riff and soon a fast has hell solo with wha-wha opens the song for real. Then another insane riff comes out and just make you thrashing in your room. This song had a bluesy tone to it.
(5/5)


Seek and destroy- Here is my favourite with the four horsemen and this one is one of metallica’s greatest and well known. The intro almost sound like jazz but this song is typical metal. A song that most metalheads will fall in love with

(5/5)


Metal militia-Similar has whiplash, this song is a great ending to a great album. It is typical metallica. It begins by a fast riff and turns to a faster and harder riff. I can’t imagine how James could
“sing” by playing this song. The vocals are cool but not for everybody. They can be annoying for more people but I think that this song is great.

(4.5/5)
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masada
June 13th 2005


2733 Comments


Do we really need another review of Kill 'em All? Good review, though.

EdwardTheGreat
June 14th 2005


57 Comments


You go tyour history a bit wrong. NWOBHM was over by about 82-83? And this album was released in mid- to late-80's. And I cant claim to know much about thrash's history but it wasnt Metallica that started thrash was it? I thought it was Slayer, Anthrax, and Testament? It's not a bad review though. 4 star review.

power_lutin
June 14th 2005


56 Comments


I'm not wrong man... Yes it is nwobhm and it was released in 83... And i did not say that they are the creators of thrash metal. They were just one of the few first band to play it. And yes Slayer were one of these bands. And megadeth were too. Anthrax came one year later.

Killtacular
June 14th 2005


1314 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Good review. 4.5 is a bit much for this one. Seek & Destroy's the best track, followed by either The Four Horsemen or Metal Militia.

power_lutin
June 14th 2005


56 Comments


Why do you think it diserves that rating?


power_lutin
June 14th 2005


56 Comments


Right i saw your review...

eXecrate666
June 14th 2005


1 Comments


This is a great review , why are u posers hating on it. The guy did a great reviwe of a great album and here we got dumasses like edward the great sayn that kill em all was released mid - late 80's, dude if ur going 2 correct sum1 make sure u know what ur talkn about. Good review Power Lutin

masada
June 14th 2005


2733 Comments


There's no need to insult them, now is there? You aren't exactly making yourself look, or seem, too intelligent.

power_lutin
June 14th 2005


56 Comments


Vague i don't think he does this to seem more intelligent... I understand what you mean but it's true that edward came there just to say something wrong about me... And he was wrong... lol.

chill_guitarist
June 14th 2005


5 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Vague you are an idiot execrate is right to say whatever he want to plus... He is right and you know it. Notice that youre the one that want to be more intelligent. Good review

overdriven101
July 4th 2006


272 Comments


pulling teeth is great, cliff (R.I.P) made his bass sound so guitar-like

Drunken Viking
July 5th 2006


1023 Comments


Cliff's bass was a guitar, hence the term bass guitar.

UnderFlames
March 13th 2008


268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

My favorite album ever.

BroRape
March 13th 2008


803 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this is a sick album. one of my favorites too.

FR33L0RD
March 13th 2008


1464 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

.Seek & Destroy" = Masterpiece

BroRape
March 13th 2008


803 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

no remorse and hit the lights are amazing too.

well basically the whole thing is awesome.

Willie
Moderator
March 13th 2008


15980 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The two best songs on this album are the two cover songs...

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UnderFlames
March 13th 2008


268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Jump in the Fire is my personal favorite.

BroRape
March 13th 2008


803 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The two best songs on this album are the two cover songs...


am i evil? and blitzkrieg?This Message Edited On 03.13.08

Willie
Moderator
March 13th 2008


15980 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

am i evil? and blitzkrieg?
Yes



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