Metallica album reviews #1: kill 'em allgemcloben This is the first of one of my many reviews in my new series: Metallica album reviews. Today, I shall review the first, and IMO, the best album the band ever recorded: kill 'em all. I shall be reviewing the guitar, bass, drums, vocals and cover of my favourite album of all time! Enjoy!
First, we shall talk about the drums. Lars Ulrich is the drummer for Metallica. He is known for possibly being responsible for ruining albums like st anger. But on his first 5 albums, Lars kept the rhythm well and helped Metallica become an amazing band with his steady beats that can perfectly go with the rhythm section along with James' rhythm guitar and cliffs bass guitar. I shall give him an 8/10 for this album and his best work on the album was jump in the fire.
Now we get to the bass. For those who don't know, the bassist for Metallica was the legendary Cliff Burton. His bass lines are some of the heaviest in the music business and still are today. Kill 'em all displays these skills very well. He showed the world how to really play bass and revolutionised the instrument. I give him a 10/10 and his best track is anaesthesia.
Now, the vocals. James Hetfield is the singer. In my opinion, he has recorded many great albums, but this is defiantly his best album. His voice went downhill overtime, but on this album, his voice is fresh. It has a sort of natural distorted sound to it, going along with the backing music very well. His voice was very influential and changed metal forever. I give him a 10/10 on this album and recommend the track the 4 horsemen.
Finally, we have the guitar. I shall split this one in 2 sections; rhythm (Hetfield) and lead (Kirk Hammett). First, the rhythm. His rhythm guitar brought a new, distorted sound that defined heavy metal. The solos however were even more amazing and unique. His lightning fast work just completely destroys most other guitarists and puts them to shame. I give the guitar 9/10 and I recommend seek and destroy.
Altogether, this is the most influential, awesome and fastest Metallica album ever, and it is my favourite album of all time. I rate the album a 9.8/10. Thank you for reading!
Great review of my favourite debut album.
Songs from best to worst:
Seek & Destroy
The Four Horsemen
Jump In The Fire
Hit The Lights
Anesthesia - IronSabbathPriest
Cliff is awesome, how could you put pulling teeth last! - McKing1003
@McKing1003, it's not a bad song at all, but I'm not a bass expert, and I don't think it's as good as the rest of the stuff here.
Still a good song though. - IronSabbathPriest
Good album, accurate review. - EliHbk