Fade To Black (Remastered)
Label: Blackened Recordings / Universal Music
Ride the Lightning is what would happen if Stained Class-era Judas Priest and Black Sabbath (particularly "Electric Funeral") got married and had a kid, and then beat on it for 16 years. Coming between Metallica's mind-shattering debut and their major statement, Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning sometimes gets overlooked, as the album has little bits of each of those two very different records in it. "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Fade To Black" and the blistering "Trapped Under Ice" are highlights, plus any time Kirk Hammett peals off a solo.