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2.57 | 23 ratings | 2 reviews | 9% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Creeping Death
2. Am i Evil?
3. Blitzkrieg
4. Jump in the Fire
5. Seek & Destroy (Fake live version)
6. Phantom Lord (Fake live version)

Line-up / Musicians

- James Hetfield / Guitar, Vocals
- Kirk Hammett / Guitar
- Cliff Burton / Bass
- Lars Ulrich / Drums

Releases information

EP, Music for Nations, 1984

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METALLICA Jump in the Fire ratings distribution

(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(30%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (13%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

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Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
2 stars A fair promotional tool for the brand new Metallica band that nobody had yet heard of. I remember hearing these songs thrashed on the metal radio show and I was not really convinced that the EP would be worth purchasing till I heard the awesome Creeping Death, one of their greatest compositions. The Blitzkrieg and Am I Evil cover versions are better than the original although Diamond Head were clear influences. The EP ended up in bargain bins, but it was nice taster of all that is great about the legendary Metallica.

The fake live versions of Seek & Destroy and Phantom Lord are more humourous than anything due to that crowd noise taken from some other band's concert. I guess the band were attempting to sound like they were popular but they were still very much an underground act doing the circuits of pubs and small venues. All that would change when the album Ride The Lightning and Master of Puppets was released, and after that they were unstoppable and became a household name.

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2 stars This nice looking EP (my mother disagree.....) is taken from their first album and issued as a promotion tool for this new emerging band. Their debut album Kill Em All is a perfect blend of punk and metal. This EP explains why with songs like their early anthem Creeping Death. A very fine so ... (read more)

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