Metallica – Ride The Lightning (1984/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:26 minutes | 1,07 GB | Genre: Metal
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: metallica.com | Artwork: Front cover
Second album by Metallica, Ride The Lightning, was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on a concept by the band, depicts an electric chair in the midst of a thunderstorm. The title was taken from a passage in Stephen King’s novel The Stand. Although rooted in the thrash metal genre, the album showcased the band’s musical maturity and lyrical sophistication. This was partly because bassist Cliff Burton introduced the basics of music theory to the rest of the band and had more input in the songwriting. Instead of relying strictly on fast tempos as on Kill ‘Em All, Metallica broadened its approach by employing acoustic guitars, extended instrumentals, and more complex harmonies.