Ride the Lightning

1984 studio album by Metallica

Ride the Lightning is the second album released by American thrash metal band Metallica. It was released on July 27, 1984. It got good reviews. It has sold over six million copies in the US.

Ride the Lightning
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 27, 1984[1]
RecordedFebruary 20 - March 14, 1984 at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark
GenreThrash metal
LabelMegaforce, Music for Nations, Elektra, Vertigo
ProducerMetallica, Flemming Rasmussen
Metallica chronology
Kill 'Em All
Ride the Lightning
Master of Puppets
Singles from Ride The Lightning
  1. "Fade To Black"
    Released: 1984
  2. "Creeping Death"
    Released: 1984
  3. "For Whom The Bell Tolls"
    Released: 1985

Songs from the album


Side one

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Fight Fire with Fire"  James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton 4:44
2. "Ride the Lightning"  Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Dave Mustaine 6:36
3. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"  Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton 5:09
4. "Fade to Black"  Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Kirk Hammett 6:57

Side two

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Trapped Under Ice"  Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett 4:04
2. "Escape"  Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett 4:24
3. "Creeping Death"  Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Hammett 6:36
4. "The Call of Ktulu" (Instrumental)Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Mustaine 8:53

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