METALLICA “Kill ‘Em All” LP MEGAFORCE ’83 orig U.S. Sterling PROMO NM WOW
Title: “Kill ‘Em All”
Label: MEGAFORCE (Old Bridge, N.J. private label). Original stereo pressing on medium weight vinyl. Label is silver with black text. Catalog number is MRI-069. No bar code. “STERLING” is factory stamped in the deadwax.
NOTE: This album came from the extensive personal collection of the former owner of a chain of retail music stores who retired from the business in the early 80’s. The albums have been stored virtually untouched and unplayed since that time in a climate controlled, non-smoking environment. I will be selling many investment grade coloured vinyl LPs, promos, sealed LPs, and other rare collector items from the collection over the coming months. If you desire MINT albums, you will not be disappointed.
DISC: Vinyl is gorgeous NM-, a beauty! Has been played a small number of times and handled with care. There are a few light paper scuffs on the A-side, but no serious or audible marks. Plays beautifully with superb fidelity. Labels are clean. This scarce and awesome LP is one that you will never need to upgrade.
<< Note: The sound clip (approximately 3 minutes) is from the actual record being auctioned with no editing or sound modification - what you hear is what you will get - pure clean original sound! >>
JACKET: Jacket is beautiful NM. Front panel is clean with “Important records” sticker from distribution company. Reverse has gold Promotional embossed stamp at the upper left; also has some ring wear. Seams and spine are excellent. You will be hard pressed to find one this nice!
Includes the original factory inner sleeve with lyrics and photos, in top condition. Paper seam is just beginning to split at the bottom center (approx 1”).
- Hit the Lights – 4:17
- The Four Horsemen – 7:08
- Motorbreath – 3:03
- Jump in the Fire – 4:50
- (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth – 3:27
- Whiplash – 4:06
- Phantom Lord – 4:52
- No Remorse – 6:24
- Seek & Destroy – 6:50
- Metal Militia – 6:06
“The true birth of thrash. On ‘Kill 'Em All’, Metallica fuses the intricate riffing of New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Diamond Head with the velocity of Motörhead and hardcore punk. James Hetfield's highly technical rhythm guitar style drives most of the album, setting new standards of power, precision, and stamina. But really, the rest of the band is just as dexterous, playing with tightly controlled fury even at the most ridiculously fast tempos. There are already several extended, multi-sectioned compositions foreshadowing the band's later progressive epics, though these are driven by adrenaline, not texture. A few tributes to heavy metal itself are a bit dated lyrically; like Diamond Head, the band's biggest influence, Kill 'Em All's most effective tone is one of supernatural malevolence -- as pure sound, the record is already straight from the pits of hell. Ex-member Dave Mustaine co-wrote four of the original ten tracks, but the material all sounds of a piece. And actually, anyone who worked backward through the band's catalog might not fully appreciate the impact of Kill 'Em All when it first appeared -- unlike later releases, there simply isn't much musical variation (apart from a lyrical bass solo from Cliff Burton). The band's musical ambition also grew rapidly, so today, Kill 'Em All sounds more like the foundation for greater things to come. But that doesn't take anything away from how fresh it sounded upon first release, and time hasn't dulled the giddy rush of excitement in these performances. Frightening, awe-inspiring, and absolutely relentless, Kill 'Em All is pure destructive power, executed with jaw-dropping levels of scientific precision.”
(courtesy Steve Huey, allmusic.com.)
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