Metallica - Kill 'Em All

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Kill ‘Em All is the first studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, originally released in July 1983 via Megaforce Records.

With Kill 'Em All, Metallica rose up from the heavy-metal underground to establish a vital new subgenre, known as speed metal or thrash metal. As pioneered by Metallica, it was a hybrid of punk and metal, distinguished by lightning speed, manic rhythm changes and a thoughtful if outraged approach to lyrics about suicide, religion, war and nuclear holocaust.

At a time when most young metal bands still slavishly imitated aging or absent gods like Ozzy Osbourne and Led Zeppelin, such songs as "Whiplash", "Hit The Lights" and "Seek And Destroy" were refreshing and revelatory. The no-sellout attitude of the band - singer-guitarist James Hetfield, lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, bassist Cliff Burton and drummer Lars Ulrich - inspired metal fans seeking new thrills and heroes.

Kill 'Em All was the product of what the band calls "riff tapes." Riffs that emerged during practice or jam sessions were committed to tape. Then Ulrich and Hetfield constructed songs from the best riffs. "You start at the top and figure what vibe the song has," Ulrich told Rolling Stone back in 1988. "The general tempo, where you want to take it all. Get an opening. And at one point soon after the opening, you enter into the Mighty Main Riff."

Hetfield's lyrics, by comparison, were the result of "drinking and thinking, seeing what's going on around me." He tackled weighty subjects like spiritual isolation ("No Remorse") and bloody apocalypse ("The Four Horsemen"). The title of the album certainly captures the adversarial tone of the record, although not as graphically as the name the band originally proposed: Metal Up Your Ass.

At the time, Metallica had temporarily relocated from California to New York City, where, according to Hammett, they lived on bologna sandwiches and Schlitz Malt Liquor while rehearsing and recording. "When we started out, it seemed like all the odds were against us," says Hammett. "The sound we had was so different, other people didn't know what to do with us." When label Megaforce told the band that distributors wouldn't go for an album called Metal Up Your Ass, Hammett says, "we were so pissed off that one day Cliff just went, 'Aw, why don't we just kill 'em all?' And we went, 'Yeah, that's it!'"

Kill ‘Em All is regarded as the true birth of thrash, fusing the intricate riffing of New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands with the velocity of hardcore punk tempos. Frightening, awe-inspiring, and absolutely relentless, Kill ‘Em All is pure destructive power, executed with jaw-dropping levels of scientific precision.

Check out the tracks: “Whiplash”; “Jump In The Fire”; “The Four Horsemen” and “No Remorse”.

This 2016 remastered Ultimate Edition Box Set released by Blackened Records includes 5CDs, 3LPs and a DVD, and is pressed in Europe.

The Box Set contains:

  • The Original Album – remastered on CD and 180 gram Audiophile Vinyl
  • Double Live LP – from Espace Balard, Paris, France on February 9th, 1984
  • Jump The Fire EP – 12” Picture Disc on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl
  • Live CD – from J Bees Rock III, on Middletown, NY, January 20th, 1984
  • Live CD – from The Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, on October 31st, 1983
  • Interview CD
  • Demo CD
  • DVD – Live At The Metro, Chicago, IL, on August 12th, 1983
  • Embroidered Patch
  • 72 Page Book – filled with never before seen photos & essays from those who were there at the beginning.

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Tracklisting:

 

LP 1: Kill ‘Em All - Remastered

 

Title

Time

A1

Hit The Lights

4:16

A2

The Four Horsemen

7:12

A3

Motorbreath

3:07

A4

Jump In The Fire

4:39

A5

(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth

4:15

A6

Whiplash

4:07

B1

Phantom Lord

5:03

B2

No Remorse

6:26

B3

Seek & Destroy

6:54

B4

Metal Militia

5:10

 

 

 

LP 2 & 3: Live At Espace Ballard, Paris, France – February 9th. 1984

 

Title

Time

A1

The Ecstasy Of Gold

3:46

A2

Hit The Lights

4:17

A3

The Four Horsemen

7:26

A4

Jump In The Fire

4:36

B1

Motorbreath

5:02

B2

No Remorse

6:24

B3

Ride The Lightning

6:26

C1

Motorbreath

3:06

C2

(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth

3:12

C3

Whiplash

4:20

D1

Seek & Destroy

7:22

D2

Metal Militia

7:49

 

LP 4: Jump In The Fire (12” Picture Disc)

 

Title

Time

A1

Jump In The Fire

4:40

B1

Seek & Destroy (Live at The Automatt)

7:02

B2

Phantom Lord (Live at The Automatt)

4:53

 

CD 1: Kill ‘Em All Remastered

 

Title

Time

CD1-1

Hit The Lights

4:15

CD1-2

The Four Horsemen

7:12

CD1-3

Motorbreath

3:07

CD1-4

Jump In The Fire

4:41

CD1-5

(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth

4:14

CD1-6

Whiplash

4:08

CD1-7

Phantom Lord

5:01

CD1-8

No Remorse

6:26

CD1-9

Seek & Destroy

6:54

CD1-10

Metal Militia

5:11

 

CD 2: Interviews & Radio IDs

 

Title

Time

CD2-1

Metal Forces Interview With Lars, January 1984

1:10:09

CD2-2

Radio IDs With Lars, James & Cliff From 1984

1:10

 

CD 3: Rough Mixes From Lars’ Vault, Bootleg Tracks & Whiplash Remix EP

 

Title

Time

CD3-1

Motorbreath (Rough Mix)

3:13

CD3-2

Hit The Lights (Rough Mix)

4:21

CD3-3

(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Rough Mix)

4:28

CD3-4

Seek & Destroy (Rough Mix)

6:56

CD3-5

Phantom Lord (Rough Mix)

5:04

CD3-6

Whiplash (Rough Mix)

4:15

CD3-7

The Four Horsemen (Rough Mix)

7:12

CD3-8

Seek & Destroy (NOT Live Fron The Automatt)

6:59

CD3-9

Phantom Lord (NOT Live From The Automatt)

4:49

CD3-10

Jump In The Fire

4:43

CD3-11

Whiplash (Special Neckbrace Remix)

4:10

CD3-12

Seek & Destroy (“Live” At The Automatt)

7:03

CD3-13

Phantom Lord (“Live” At The Automatt)

4:53

 

CD 4: Live At J Bees Rock III, Middletown, NY – January 20th, 1984

 

Title

Time

CD4-1

The Four Horsemen

5:46

CD4-2

Jump In The Fire

5:14

CD4-3

Fight Fire With Fire

5:32

CD4-4

Ride The Lightning

7:13

CD4-5

Phantom Lord

5:21

CD4-6

Seek & Destroy

7:47

CD4-7

Whiplash

6:35

 

CD5: Live At The Keystone, Palo Alto, CA – October 31st, 1983

 

Title

Time

CD5-1

Hit The Lights

4:25

CD5-2

The Four Horsemen

7:29

CD5-3

Jump In The Fire

4:59

CD5-4

Fight Fire With Fire

5:36

CD5-5

Ride The Lightning

7:54

CD5-6

Phantom Lord

5:34

CD5-7

When Hell Freezes Over (“The Call Of Ktulu”)

9:10

CD5-8

Seek & Destroy

7:22

CD5-9

(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth

2:34

CD5-10

Whiplash

5:48

CD5-11

Creeping Death

7:48

CD5-12

Guitar Solo

2:40

CD5-13

Metal Militia

7:45

 

DVD: Metallica Live At The Metro In Chicago, August 12th, 1983

 

Title

 

DVD-1

Hit The Lights

 

DVD-2

The Four Horsemen

 

DVD-3

Jump In The Fire

 

DVD-4

Phantom Lord

 

DVD-5

No Remorse

 

DVD-6

(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth

 

DVD-7

Whiplash

 

DVD-8

Seek & Destroy

 

DVD-9

Guitar Solo

 

DVD-10

Metal Militia

 

SKU 858978005042
Record Label Blackened Recordings
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number BLCKND003RD-1
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 15 April 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 25 July 1983
Barcode # 858978005042
Shipping Weight 3.4700kg
Shipping Width 0.055m
Shipping Height 0.335m
Shipping Length 0.330m
Shipping Cubic 0.006080000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Individually Numbered Box Set, Remastered, 5 Compact Discs, LP1: Original Album, LP2: Live Album, LP3: Picture Disc EP, DVD: Live Concert 1983, 72 Page Book, Embroidered Patch, Digital Download Card, Limited to 30,000 Copies Worldwide
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Hard Rock & Metal
Format VINYL LP

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