shellofme / chad everest 4yr+3mo ago
The birth of thrash metal. Love it or, hate it.... It's reach is far and deep and irreversible.


     

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JohnMoric   commented 4yr+3mo ago


I remember the release of that album in 1983. I was to the concert in 1984 here in Denmark. I think Mercyful Fate was there to... but I'm not sure. Pretty long time ago ;)

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shellofme   commented 4yr+3mo ago


Very cool! I didn't see them until early 90's on the Black tour. My 1st album was AJFA. Mostly cuz I was pretty young during their early albums but, it was not long until I started to get their older albums. It would have been awesome to have seen them in the early stages. So jealous!!!! I did see them front row though and they played everything. It was so cool!!!! We were right in front of Newstead. Although, I'm certain Burton could have trumped that LOL!!!

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AlexanderK   commented 4yr+3mo ago


THe only 'tallica album that still sounds fresh to me. The later thrash albums sound overproduced, and everything after AJFA - don't even get me started!

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JohnMoric   commented 4yr+3mo ago


You are right but I must say master of puppets is my favorit.

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shellofme   commented 4yr+3mo ago


If I had to pick favorites.... Garage dayz or Ride the Lightning got the most plays on my deck :)

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shellofme   commented 4yr+3mo ago


You're right, they lost a lot of hardcore fans with the black album for sure and understandably. It was very different from any of their early albums even AJFA. I do like the black album but, it does feel almost like a different band. It was a big leap but, a very successful one to say the least. Not something any early tallica fans would like but, it created so many more tallica fans then it lost, 10 fold. I do like that album as well as all before it. However,..... I don't like any that followed the black album :) I bought Saint anger and I was angry that I spent my money on it:( Load, Reload ect...