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3 stars Somehow, this album always reminds me about the first albums by THE BEATLES. The naivity and the freshness before the musical devolopments takes them in a different direction, that is. Kill 'Em All is just about breaking the speed limits. The next two albums was about doing intelligent, mature metal. Just like THE BEATLES at Revolver and St Peppers Heart Band.

Some of the stuff on this album was written by and co-written with David Mustaine (MEGADETH). This enigma of a man (hence, he was fired from METALLICA) had a huge influence on this album. Both he and METALLICA is still arguing about the facts here. They have fallen out over it, in other words.

All the tracks on this album is straight forward and catchy. They are also fast as a shark. A hungry one, that is. The speed limits are broken on all the tracks, bar the bass solo track Pulling Teeth. That song is a strange one. But the rest is fast and catchy. The quality is good and the headbanging in my office is furious. But progressive rock it is not. It is rather speed metal and nothing more than that. But I still tolerate it although I only gave it a couple of spins because of PA. I am finished with this album for good, I believe. But this album has a historic significance because it merged punk with nwobhm. The result of that marriage was speed metal, thrash metal and death metal. Against my better judgement, I therefore gives it a.........

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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