MetallicaKill 'Em All

Label:Blackened – BLCKND003R-1, Blackened – BLCKND003R
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Style:Thrash, Speed Metal


A1Hit The Lights
Written-ByJ. Hetfield*, L. Ulrich*
A2The Four Horsemen
Written-ByD. Mustaine*, J. Hetfield*, L. Ulrich*
Written-ByJ. Hetfield*
A4Jump In The Fire
Written-ByD. Mustaine*, J. Hetfield*, L. Ulrich*
A5(Anesthesia)-Pulling Teeth
Written-ByC. Burton*
Written-ByJ. Hetfield*, L. Ulrich*
B1Phantom Lord
Written-ByD. Mustaine*, J. Hetfield*, L. Ulrich*
B2No Remorse
Written-ByJ. Hetfield*, L. Ulrich*
B3Seek & Destroy
Written-ByJ. Hetfield*, L. Ulrich*
B4Metal Militia
Written-ByD. Mustaine*, J. Hetfield*, L. Ulrich*

Companies, etc.



"P. USA" stamped in runouts denotes Pallas USA pressing. A German-made pressing equipment was used.. Remainder of runouts etched.

Catalog number BLCKND003R-1 appears on jacket and inner sleeve; catalog number BLCKND003R appears on labels.

Kill 'Em All is the only other release with identical barcode.

Issued with glossy double-sided insert containing lyrics and credits with band photos on flipside.

Includes 320kbps Download Card.

Recorded & Mixed At Music America, May 1983.
Remastered at Howie Weinberg Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
Vinyl Masters at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA.

This album was originally issued as Megaforce #069 (7/25/83).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Barcode (Text): 8 58978 00503 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 858978005035
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): BLCKND-003R-A Vinyl Up Your Ass! CB -38851- P. USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): BLCKND-003R-B Made On The MetalliPress CB -38851- P. USA

Other Versions (5 of 527)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Kill 'Em All (LP, Album)Roadrunner RecordsRR 9902Benelux1983
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Kill 'Em All (LP, Album)Megaforce RecordsMRI 069US1983
Kill 'Em All (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc)Megaforce RecordsMRI 069US1983
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Kill 'Em All (LP, Album)Bernett RecordsSB 18007France1983
Kill 'Em All (LP, Album)Music For NationsMFN 7UK1983



  • eljstonge's avatar
    This record sends my tonearm on such a wild ride with how super warped and off-center it is. But it tracks fine, and it is dead quiet. The sound is very sharp and crisp. It could use more bottom end, particularly on side A.
    • Hironeck's avatar
      Edited 3 months ago
      Found this brand new copy at Barns and Nobles(of all places lol) for $25. I have my bass knob turned up all the way and it still sounds flat. This reissue has a great, clean, pure sound and Im not complaining but the low end is lacking a bit. It's worth picking up for the price but some songs definitely sounds better then others which makes it a really odd Re issue pressing for me lol
      • wolfedog3's avatar
        Thinnest sounding record ever. Sounds better on mp3. I would avoid buying this.
        • propfe's avatar
          Does the volume decrease dramatically in the beginning of Jump In The Fire or is it just my ears?
          • tailwhiip's avatar
            Váyanse a la chucha todos los audiófilos y melómanos Al peo, este Kill 'em All suena cómo se debe: seco, duro, artesanal y destrozacuellos. Si puedes comprártelo y lo escuchaste en un casette allá por los '80, no lo dudes y gozarás como un enano.
            • joryrawr's avatar
              I enjoy my copy of the remaster, sounds bright but not all that deep. But it's thrash, it sounds like it should I suppose. I don't have an original to compare, but with the insane prices on 80s metal I'm more than happy we have all the reissues for cheap that we could want.
              • RedXD001's avatar
                Edited one year ago
                This pressing isn’t going to win any audiophile hearts but it’s a pressing I recommend for anyone anyone starting out or wants to escape from the CDs.
                This pressing is thicker then some of the earlier pressings and it’s not too sharp, but boy it’s pretty bright. The mass is there so there is atmosphere to experience. No surface noises.
                For $15-20 still in today’s inflation is a bargain.
                • puzl_munkey's avatar
                  Random note: I kept feeling like the artwork looked somehow different from the original, and finally noticed that they moved the logo up so that it isn't breaking the frame at all on this release once I compared it side by side with the original release. Looking back at the first Blackened release, it looks like the logo still breaks the frame vertically, but is slightly offset to the left... I wonder why they keep moving it haha.
                  • jleondude's avatar
                    If this is not in your collection, you are so missing out. This record is awesome from start to finish!
                    • Doomguy-id's avatar
                      Edited one year ago
                      Pretty good, nothing major to complain about. I don't think it's quite as lacking for bass as some people are saying, given that I don't think any version of this album I've listened to was all that bassy? I did think side B sounded a bit better (and louder) than A but I could've been imagining it. Only minimal surface noise, sounded pretty clean on the whole.

                      All in all, given the reasonable price, availability, and that it's 50+ minutes crammed onto one LP; it's good! Worth getting imo.


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