Today in rock/metal history…

Metallica released their sophomore effort Ride the Lightning, a bonafide thrash gem replete with thunderous riffs, booming drums, beautifully crafted melodies, and killer solos. The follow-up to 1983’s Kill ‘Em All showcased the band’s growth as musicians and songwriters with more complex music and deeper lyrical themes. From start to finish the album is relentless…

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