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“The One Album” Metallica

Metallica 3 in 1

Ride The Master Justice

This is the 2nd in my Metallica trilogy. The first explored Garage Days, a 4 track recording of 4 guys playing Diamond Head songs. Not really a corporate juggernaut and a weird picture of what might have been. With this installment, I’m going to talk about the Metallica true metal trilogy – Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, And Justice for All, and essentially how they made the same album three times in a row.

In summer of 1984, Metallica released Ride the Lightning, an 8 track follow up to their mediocre debut album Kill Em All.  This album was to be the formula Metallica would use for their next 2 albums and what is today known as classic Metallica.  The formula is as follows: fast, yet short, album opener. The opener must have a faux calm before the storm, neo classic intro tacked on to give the opening more burst.  Second track is the title track, long, slow and tackles an issue.  Mid tempo rocker follows, usually their A-song but not always. To close off the side, the slow ballad. Often with a hint of Pink Floyd.

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Best of Season One

Cool Album Covers, Best of Season One. Written by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. Albums provided by Mark Mager, Rich Bachelor, Bryce Van Patten, Everyday Music (Portland, OR).

Highlights Reel of the very best from season one of Cool Album Covers.

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