Alright…You Picked It! And this one was a blowout from the word go. It was really down to three choices but 2 weren’t even close. The winner was Metallica’s debut album ‘Kill ‘Em All’ which is one I have actually never heard from beginning to end as I was never in to Metallica until later. Most people couldn’t fathom that fact, but it is true. Here are the results.
- Metallica – ‘Kill ‘Em All’ – 15 votes
- Journey – ‘Freedom’ – 4 votes
- Robin Trower – ‘Twice Removed from Yesterday’ – 3 votes
- Hollywood Undead – ‘Swan Song’ – 1 vote
- Kris Kristofferson – ‘Kristofferson’ – Sadly, 0 votes
Thanks to all for participating. The September choices will be up on Saturday!
METALLICA – ‘KILL ‘EM ALL’:
Growing up, I was an 80’s pop/rock kid and in 1983, it was Def Leppard, Kiss, Quiet Riot, Genesis, Billy Idol and bands of that style. Metallica was way too heavy for me and wasn’t melodic enough for my liking. They were never on my radar until the Black album and “Enter Sandman”. However, I never went back and explored their music. I had an opinion of Thrash and it wasn’t for me. So, here we are almost 40 years later and thanks to your vote, I am now trying the debut ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and the first thing I notice is that by today’s standards, it isn’t as heavy as I would’ve thought.
There is so much written on this album so I am not here to give you a lesson on the album on when it was written and stories on each song, nope. You can read all that stuff on the interweb thingy that is out there. This is going to be my impressions of the songs as someone who doesn’t know these songs and hearing them for the first time (several listens now as I’ve spent a couple weeks with the album).Continue reading “You Picked It! Metallica – ‘Kill ‘Em All’ – Album Review”