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Kill 'Em All

Kill 'Em All is a seminal heavy metal album by thrash band Metallica, released in 1983. Often said to be the first example of thrash music, Kill 'Em All fuses heavy metal and hardcore punk, resulting in a symphonic and rhythmically diverse sound.

When Dave Mustaine formed Megadeth, he recorded the original version of "The Four Horsemen" called "Mechanix", for Megadeth's first album Killing Is My Business (1985). "Mechanix" is somewhat less complicated structurally than "The Four Horsemen."

An early re-issue of the album by Elektra Records added the songs "Blitzkrieg" and "Am I Evil?".

Kill 'Em All peaked at #120 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, but not until 1988 (see 1988 in music)..

Table of contents
1 Track listing
2 Singles
3 Personnel

Track listing

  1. "Hit the Lights" (Hetfield/Ulrich) - 4:17
  2. "The Four Horsemen" (Hetfield/Mustaine/Ulrich) - 7:08
  3. "Motorbreath" (Hetfield) - 3:03
  4. "Jump in the Fire" (Hetfield/Mustaine/Ulrich) - 4:50
  5. "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth" - 3:27
  6. "Whiplash" (Hetfield/Ulrich) - 4:06
  7. "Phantom Lord" (Hetfield/Mustaine/Ulrich) - 4:52
  8. "No Remorse" (Hetfield/Ulrich) - 6:24
  9. "Seek & Destroy" (Hetfield/Ulrich) - 6:50
  10. "Metal Militia" (Hetfield/Mustaine/Ulrich) - 6:06


"Jump In The Fire" was released in 1984 with "Seek And Destroy (Live)", and "Phantom Lord (Live)"

"Whiplash" as a single in the US only. Side A: "Jump In The Fire", "Whiplash (Special Neckbrace remix)", Side2: "Seek And Destroy", "Phantom Lord"