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Kill 'Em All is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallicareleased on July 25,by the independent record label Megaforce Records.
Kill 'Em All is regarded as a groundbreaking album for thrash metal because of its precise musicianship, which fuses new wave of British heavy metal riffs with hardcore punk tempos. The album's musical approach and lyrics were markedly different from rock's mainstream of Metal Militia - Metallica - Win Lose Or Draw early s and inspired a number of Metal Militia - Metallica - Win Lose Or Draw who followed in similar manner.
The album did not enter the Billboard untilwhen it peaked at numberfollowing Metallica's commercial success with its third studio album Master of Puppets ; the Elektra reissue peaked at number Kill 'Em All was critically praised at the time of its release and in retrospect, and was placed on a few publications' best album lists.
Metallica began by playing shows in local clubs in Los Eat, Sleep, Rave, Booyah! - Dr. Rude - Bootleg Album 2013. They recorded several demos to gain attention from club owners and eventually relocated to San Francisco to secure the services of bassist Cliff Burton.
It was originally intended to be titled Metal Up Your Asswith cover art featuring a hand clutching a dagger emerging from a toilet bowl. The band was asked to change the name because distributors feared that releasing an album with such an offensive title and artwork would diminish its chances of commercial success. Although the initial shipment was 15, copies in the U. Before settling on a definitive lineup, Metal Blade Records owner Brian Slagel asked Metallica to record a song for the first edition of his Metal Massacre compilation.
The band's first lineup featured Hetfield, Ulrich, McGovney, and guitarist Dave Mustainewho was acquired through a newspaper advertisement. The band practiced in McGovney's garage and looked for gigs at local clubs. Metallica's first show was on March 14,at the Radio City in Anaheim. The gig did not go well as planned, because Mustaine had problems with the guitar distortion pedaland broke a string during a song.
Metallica recorded a three-song demo to persuade the venue's management to allow the band to open for Saxon. Metallica's third concert was in Aprilat which was premiered "The Mechanix",  written by Mustaine during his tenure with Panic. To garner attention from club owners, Metallica recorded the Power Metal demo in Aprilwhich featured "Motorbreath" in addition to the already-performed originals.
The logo, displaying the band's name with the first and last letter drawn larger with sharp serifs and italicized, was designed Octagon - Richie Hawtin - DE9 Hetfield. The recording and mastering was financed by Kenny Kane, owner of the punk label High Velocity, and distributed by Ulrich and his friend Pat Scott. Ulrich was impressed by Cliff Burton 's performance with Trauma at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, and offered to let him join the band.
Slagel could not afford the record, and Ulrich contacted Jon Zazulaa New Jersey record store owner and promoter of heavy metal bands on the East Coast who had already heard No Life 'til Leather.
Metallica rented a U-Haul truck and drove to New Jersey in late March,  and upon arrival, allowed Zazula to sell copies of No Life 'til Leather to help him found Megaforce Recordsbecause no label wanted to finance the album's recording.
Hetfield and Ulrich fired Mustaine on the morning of April 11 after a gig in New York, because of his drug and alcohol problems, overly aggressive behavior, and clashes with bandmates.
Hammett learned the songs on his flight to New York, and started recording the album with Metallica barely a month later. Metallica met producer Paul Curcio at Music America studios in Rochesterand recorded the album in two weeks. He thought the initial tapes sounded very distorted, and tried to compensate by turning down the knobs. The remix was done by sound engineer Chris Bubacz, according to Zazula's instructions.
The band initially intended to title the album Metal Up Your Ass with the cover featuring a hand clutching a dagger emerging from a toilet bowl. However, Zazula convinced them to change the title, because he Metal Militia - Metallica - Win Lose Or Draw that distributors would not stock it as it was too explicit to display.
The final cover featured the shadow of a hand letting go of a bloodied hammer. Heard, also responsible for the Metallica photograph on the back cover, to feature a bloodied hammer on the album art. According to Hammett, "Cliff carried a hammer with him everywhere he went. He always had a hammer in his luggage, and he would take it out occasionally and start destroying things. Subsequent pressings had a blank white sleeve and standard album label.
The reissue re-introduced the lyrics and photos. The original release can be distinguished by the words "Bang That Head That Doesn't Bang" at the top of the back cover. This was dropped from the reissue. Hetfield's vocals evolved from the melodic wail on No Life 'til Leather to a rough-edged bark, and the entire band played faster and more accurately on Kill 'Em All.
Hetfield had brought the majority of the song to Ulrich, and the two worked out different arrangements. Performed at beats per minute"Hit the Lights" opens with fade-in distorted guitars and a short shriek by Hetfield.
The song is driven by the 16th note repeated main riff and the continuous eighth note snare drum hits. The lyrics celebrate heavy metal itself and are sung with short and high pitched vocals.
Although Mustaine told Metallica not to use any of his music, Hetfield wrote lyrics about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and added a bridge and cleanly picked guitar solo in the middle. The song is based on a four-chord verse and a stop-and-start chorus. Because of its speed, the song requires fast picking by the bassist. A staple of Burton's live performances since his high school days in the band Agents of Misfortune,  the instrumental track featured Burton's distinctive "lead-bass" style of playing, incorporating heavy distortion, use Metal Militia - Metallica - Win Lose Or Draw wah-wah pedal and tapping.
He didn't care whether people were there. He was looking down at his bass, playing. Hetfield and Burton performed with palm muted technique and precise metronomic control. The song begins with synthesized bass drone and contains a middle section with clean, arpeggiated guitar chords. Mustaine composed the main riff, which emulates a marching army. The song ends with tramping feet and bullet ricochet in a fade-out.
Kill 'Em All received critical acclaim. Bernard Doe of Metal Forces described Kill 'Em All as one of the fastest and heaviest albums ever recorded, and remarked that the album is not for the faint-hearted. He praised Hetfield's highly technical rhythm guitar style and said that the band was "playing with tightly controlled fury even at the most ridiculously fast tempos".
He noted the album did not receive much critical praise at the time of its release but said it aged well and opened the doors for the less commercially successful bands. Kill 'Em All was released on July 25, by Megaforce with an initial pressing of 15, copies. Kill 'Em Allas the first thrash metal album released in the U. Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian was impressed by the album's heaviness and songwriting, and said it influenced him as much as the albums by Iron Maiden.
The tour name melded the titles of the albums the two bands were promoting: Metallica's Kill 'Em All and Raven's All for Metal Militia - Metallica - Win Lose Or Draw both released on Megaforce. The two groups met in Zazula's home two days before the tour began, and traveled in the same vehicle throughout the tour with five roadies and sound engineer Whitaker. The tour had a few poorly attended gigs, such as a performance at the Cheers club in Babylon, New Yorkattended by some 50 people.
Seven weeks after the tour ended, Metallica booked a number of performances at Bay Area clubs, the first a Halloween gig at the Keystone in Palo Alto. Three days later, at a gig at The Stone in San Francisco, Metallica premiered "Ride the Lightning", the title track from the upcoming album.
In December, Metallica went on a short tour in the Midwest and eastern United States with a three-man road crew: Whitaker, guitar technician John Marshalland drum technician Dave Marrs. The concert of January 14, in Boston was canceled because the band's equipment was stolen the night before.
The first show was at the Volkshaus in Zurich on February 3. The tour stretched through countries such as ItalyGermanyFranceand Belgiumculminating in two sold-out shows at the Marquee Club in London.
All lyrics written by James Hetfieldexcept where noted. The bonus tracks on the re-release were originally recorded as B-sides for the " Creeping Death " single inlater known as Garage Days Revisitedand would later appear on the compilation Free To Be A Woman - Jennifer Love Hewitt - Lets Go Bang Garage Inc.
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