Ride The Lightning – Metallica

Writing this in the middle of a spell of self-isolation is strange. I’m not sure if I’m going to write a communication covering what I think of the current Covid-19 nightmare we seem to be in. I’ve started writing something, not sure it’ll be coherent at all. Anyway, back to what I think about Ride The Lightning.

This album is a MONSTER. It’s raw and powerful.

  • Fight Fire With Fire – amazing opening track Lovely.
  • Ride The Lightning – possibly about being electrocuted in the chair. I don’t know, I don’t listen to lyrics.
  • For Whom The Bell Tolls – look, it has a bass guitar melody. What more do you need. Brilliant song.
  • Fade To Black – what all the latter Metallica songs are based on and they can fuck off. This is an amazing song.
  • Trapped Under Ice – freezing. Dying. Horror.
  • Escape – Possibly the least interesting song on here. But it’s still good.
  • Creeping Death – Jesus, this is an amazing song. One of the times I saw Metallica they opened with this and it is a stunning song. Die, Die, Die, Die, Die.
  • The Call Of Ktulu – an instrumental. Still great. SR was playing this once on the balcony of her holiday apartment in the Canary’s and it got strange looks. I don’t know why it’s genius.

This is an amazing album and it has that power to keep being great all this time later. I won’t pass on any of these songs when they crop up.