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Ride The Lightning (album) by Metallica

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Ride The Lightning
Ride The Lightning by Metallica (1984)
Overall rank: 191st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 995 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1984 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (22nd)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (191st)

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Metallica bestography

Ride The Lightning is ranked 3rd best out of 19 albums by Metallica on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Metallica is Master Of Puppets which is ranked number 91 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 27,129.

Metallica album bestography « Higher ranked (159th) This album (191st) Lower ranked (303rd) »
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Members who like this album also like: Master Of Puppets by Metallica, ...And Justice For All by Metallica and The Wall by Pink Floyd.

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Ride The Lightning track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Fight Fire With Fire
 82/100 (192 votes)
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2.Ride The Lightning
 87/100 (235 votes)
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3.Track pickFor Whom The Bell Tolls
 90/100 (291 votes)
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4.Track pickFade To Black
 92/100 (338 votes)
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5.Trapped Under Ice
 80/100 (178 votes)
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6.Escape
 78/100 (174 votes)
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7.Track pickCreeping Death
 87/100 (232 votes)
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8.The Call Of Ktulu
 85/100 (193 votes)
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Ride The Lightning rankings

Ride The Lightning ratings

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83/100 (from 995 votes)
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100/100
Most entertaining, perfect Metallica album.
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85/100
Puta pedrada repleta de clássicos rapidíssimos!
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80/100
From Fischman
The best possible introduction to thrash metal. In addition to the requisite bludgeoning riffs and deep power rhythm section, it also has some melody that can be followed and understandable lyrics. And while this may be a great entry point, it in no way loses its luster for the thrash aficionado. This album is rightfully considered one of the elite in the genre.
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90/100
The interesting rhythmic breaks make this thrash metal listenable for people who aren’t really fan of any subgenre of heavy metal like me. It doesn’t surprise me that a lot of metal fans point at this one when asked about what the most important metal album is.
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95/100
Imo Metallica's best album, it's definitive of thrash metal.
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90/100
A highly consistent and truly great album. Often rivals MoP for my favourite Metallica album. I like the raw, young Hetfield, and it's more sophisticated and more complex and ambitious than their debut.
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From spoon836
This is the album that got me hooked on metal. A masterpiece and a stone cold classic.
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Después de un incendiario debut marcado por su macarrismo juvenil, era el momento de la reválida. La opción era o bien seguir siendo unos cafres o hacer gala de un alarde técnico descomunal. Es obvio que eligieron lo segundo, dejando atrás la crudeza de 'Kill 'em all' y publicando uno de los grandes discos de la historia del Thrash Metal. Metallica supo traer en 'Ride the lightning' una colección inmortal de canciones largas pero eficaces con solos de vértigo. La grandeza de este álbum es que ninguna pieza sobresale por encima de las demás, siendo una obra compacta y sólida donde la perfección es la tónica dominante del trabajo. Es el Thrash Metal llevado a otro nivel que tanto influenciaría a bandas posteriores. Disco para escuchar una y otra vez hasta la saciedad, recomiendo prestar atención a la guitarra rítmica de James Hetfield, una delicia.
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95/100
From LedZep
Not a single weak track. My favourite Metallica album. So heavy!
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The first mainstream statement that metal was a serious genre, not just sex drugs & rock n roll, and not just songs about the devil either.
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