John and Justin explore the first half of Metallica's discography from 1983's debut Kill 'Em All through 1991's self-titled album, AKA the Black album. Combing through the band's glory days with two distinct perspectives (John has been a fan since childhood, Justin has only heard snippets on the radio) yields an interesting conversation about exactly when the band reached the peak of their genre-defining thrash metal sound. Whether you're a jaded veteran or a heavy metal newbie, we think you'll gain a new appreciation for Metallica via our closer consideration of Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, ...And Justice For All, and the Black album.
Theme music (we are still loving the new version) provided by the incredibly talented Thomas Wing. Check out his Bandcamp page for more great music:
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