Archive for June, 2014
Released in 1984 by Megaforce Records
Best Songs: Creeping Death, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Interesting Fact: Ride the Lightning is the last Metallica album to credit former lead guitarist, Dave Mustaine (now frontman of Megadeth); he wrote most of the songs ‘Ride the Lightning” and ‘The Call of Ktulu’. He was kicked out of the band in 1983, prior to the recording of the album Kill ‘Em All, for which he is credited for the songs ‘The Four Horsemen’, ‘Jump in the Fire’, ‘Phantom Lord’ and ‘Metal Militia’.
Released in 1986 by Def Jam Records
Best Songs: Raining Blood, Angel of Death
Interesting Fact: Def Jam’s distributor, Columbia Records, refused to release the album due to its controversial lyrical themes and cover art. Reign in Blood was eventually distributed by Geffen Records; however, due to the controversy it did not appear on Geffen’s release schedule!
Released in 1985 by Megaforce
Best Songs: Milk, Pussy Whipped
Interesting Fact: After Anthrax finished recording Spreading the Disease, there was still some studio time left, so members Scott Ian and Charlie Benante called some friends and recorded Speak English or Die within a week, which has since sold over 1 million copies worldwide!