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‘Hit the Lights’ – Story Behind the Song

Hit the Lights

Opening with a thrashy mish-mash of distortion and ear-piercing drums, Metallica's 'Hit the Lights' is four minutes and seventeen seconds of non-stop metal. As the first track to 1983's 'Kill 'Em All,' 'Hit the Lights' sets the stage for what fans can expect from the album as a whole...

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Best ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Song – Readers Poll


Released on July 25, 1983, Metallica's 'Kill 'Em All' was not an immediate commercial success. However, it did break new ground for the genre of thrash metal. Nearly 30 years later, 'Kill 'Em All' has become a staple in metal fans' collections across the globe...

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‘Whiplash’ vs. ‘Jump in the Fire’ – Readers Poll

Metallica - 'Whiplash' and 'Jump in the Fire'
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Metallica's debut album, 'Kill 'Em All,' hit storeshelves on July 25, 1983. It would lay the foundation for the future of the band's success, both as a thrash metal band and as one of the biggest acts in the history of music...

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Metallica, ‘Kill ‘Em All’ – Album Overview


They are fully engrained in mainstream music today, but in the early ‘80s Metallica were a young band helping pioneer speed/thrash metal, which back then was raw, intense and downright dangerous. Their debut album ‘Kill ‘Em All’ changed everything for many music fans.

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