MetallicaRide The Lightning

Label:Blackened – BLCKND004R-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Style:Thrash, Speed Metal


A1Fight Fire With Fire
Written-ByBurton*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
A2Ride The Lightning
Written-ByBurton*, Mustaine*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
A3For Whom The Bell Tolls
Written-ByBurton*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*
A4Fade To Black
Written-ByBurton*, Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
B1Trapped Under Ice
Written-ByHetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
Written-ByHetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
B3Creeping Death
Written-ByBurton*, Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*
B4The Call Of Ktulu
Bass [Lead]Cliff Burton
Written-ByBurton*, Mustaine*, Hetfield*, Ulrich*

Companies, etc.



Includes 320kbps Download Card.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 858978005059
  • Barcode (Printed): 8 58978 00505 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched): -38857- BLCKND-004R-A Vinyl Up Your Ass! CB P. USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched): -38857- BLCKND-004R-B Made On The Metalli Press CB P. USA

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Ride The Lightning (LP, Album)Roadrunner RecordsRR 9848Europe1984
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Ride The Lightning (LP, Album)Megaforce RecordsMRI 769US1984
Ride The Lightning (LP, Album, Reissue, SP)Elektra, Elektra60396-1, 9 60396-1US1984
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Ride The Lightning (LP, Album, White Label)Banzai RecordsBRC 1909Canada1984
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Ride The Lightning (LP, Album)Music For NationsMFN 27UK1984
  • mcphranklee's avatar
    Got this for 12.50 US on a Gimme Metal Sunday sale. Based on reviews here I boosted the treble to +10 in headphones for more brightness, Cambridge AXA35 amp, Sennheiser HD 660S cans. Sounds pretty good, about how I remember it from the tapes back in the day. Not mad for $12.
    • Spookypumpkin's avatar
      I don’t have any other pressings to compare this to but I’m kinda let down by this pressing, it certainly doesn’t sound bad but it sounds kinda flat and lifeless, especially on the opening track. when the drums picked up in speed I genuinely couldn’t tell because there was so little punch to them that I could hardly hear them at all in the mix. I will say some of the slower moments do sound great, and like I said this pressing isn’t bad but it’s rather dull sounding. (Before you ask what turntable I have I have a Fluance turntable, it’s not that I’m not picking up on the dynamics, they just aren’t really there)
      • danfigh's avatar
        This far better and clearer than the MOP release by the Blackened mob. Haven’t listened to the original but it’s better than any CD copy or digital release I’ve heard.
        • jase17021981's avatar
          I’m not sure what you’re all hearing as opposed to myself. This pressing lacks dynamics massively. I’ve played it loud, I’ve played it quiet, I’ve played it a bunch. There’s no punch in the bass, nothing cuts through anything. It’s all just there. I’ve got a technics 1200mk2, shure m97xe through a luxman amp. It’s not throwing the sound like I’d expect such a ‘great’ pressing to do
          • riotstoejam's avatar
            Great sounding no complaints! Some of the best metal songs of all time
            • captainkirkasmith's avatar
              I have the OG UK version which blows this one out of the water. I bought this first and it sounded flat. which is not what I remembered back in the day when I had this album. So I invested in a original release which cost me about $40 a couple of years ago and it was well worth it.
              • rambolambo's avatar
                this sounds really good way more vibrant and living then the mop remaster i wanted an original but this sounds great
                • Scoobybooo's avatar
                  I have a defective copy unfortunately, there's a MASSIVE electrostatic on the left channel for the entirety of side A, and on side B just as Call of Ktulu comes on. For the parts that do not have this issue, it just sounds pretty medicre. Can't really recommend this one, but i might get that Walmart Electric Blue edition to see if it sounds any different.
                  • ohboy360's avatar
                    Good pressing. No pops/clicks, quiet background between tracks. Flat, centered. I recommend this.
                    • brunogolsen's avatar
                      Sounds awesome :) Got a bit confused at the beginning, though, but it turns out my copy has the side one label on both sides :)



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