Kill Em' All by Metallica
The Godfather of Thrash Metal
To some this album is considered a gift from God. To me the greatest album of all time would have to be Kill Em’ All. This album was recorded by Metallica. Metallica at the time consisted of James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, Kirk Hamlett, Lars Ulrich, and Cliff Burton. The album was produced by Paul Curcio, Chris Bubacz, Alex Perialas, George Marino, and Andy Wroblewski. The album was released by Megaforce Records which was based out of Philadelphia, PA. A couple of hit songs off of the album are; Seek and Destroy, Jump In Fire, Whiplash, and The Four Horsemen.
The best song on the album is a close call but everybody knows it’s Seek and Destroy. The song is about feeling the desire to kill. During the Kill Em’ All for One Tour, Hetfield would say that the album was about hunting. It is believed to be heavily influenced by the Diamond Head song, “Dead Reckoning”. The first three solos are based off of the song “Princess of the Night” by Saxon. Metallica added the final solo from scratch. Another amazing song on the album is, The Fourhorse Man. The lyrics, as the title of the song suggests, are about the end of the world and the apocalypse. It is referring to the Bibles text about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In other cases, some believe the song is about Metallica themselves as the “horsemen”. The lyrics refer to the horsemen as Time, Famine, Pestilence and Death. The album its self was put together very nicely. The cover art resembles the lyrics accordingly as well. The order of the songs is also very well put together.
If I were you I would take a bullet for this album. It is well worth any amount of money known to man. Anybody of any age would enjoy this album. The very first time I heard this album I was 9 years old. If a 9 year old can listen to it, why can’t you? This album is a little slice of heaven in the form of music. It has inspirational lyrics and face shredding riffs. I mean, who doesn’t love some good ole’ Metallica?