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Ride The Lightning
Ride The Lightning
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The album that blew me away, 14 May 2003
This review is from: Ride The Lightning (Audio CD)
Three words: 'Fade To Black'. This song makes the whole album fantastic! This song has very hard hitting lyrics, mellow guitar playing followed by heavy riffs, Kirk performing his best solo(s)(theres the into one and the outro one) and James pouring so much emotion into the song, its almost unbelievable. The other songs on the album hide in the shadow, but are all fascinating in their own rights. 'Creeping Death', 'For whom the bell tolls','Escape', 'call of ktulu' and 'Trapped under ice' all have different effects on the listener, but they all focus on death. The only real disappointment with this album is the first track: ''Fight fire with fire' because the lyrics sound far too punchy and out of place. The album was also bassist Cliff Burton's penultimate album (Master Of Puppets being his last) which makes the lyrics even more emotional. Kirk (who had lessons from guitar god, Joe Satriani) is a genius, there is no denying it! His solos are so full of energy and he really shows he is not lying in James' shadow. To sum it up, this album will blow you away and you will not be disappointed with it (as a whole). This is my favourite album because of the variety and also Kirks dramatic solos. I hope the solos are like in this album, rather than the Load albums (the solos were too short), when St Anger is released.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kirk = Genius!!, 14 May 2003
This review is from: Metallica (Audio CD)
This album is a masterpiece. The fact that they have created so many different types of song for this album justify my thoughts. Take 'Wherever I May Roam' for example. this song sounds completely different from the hard hitting 'The Unforgiven' but both are genuinely fantastic. Kirk does not flaunt his overwhelming guitar playing skills like he did in Justice, MOP and Ride, but he does create solos that really stay in your mind, and can be easily emulated by a learner guitarist. James has a low growl in the album, which contrasts to the high songs in Ride and MOP, but adds to the effect of the album. Basically, if you dont have this album and you like heavy metal, GET IT!!

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