Kill 'Em All is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band
Metallica, released on July 25, 1983, by the independent record label
Megaforce Records. It is a groundbreaking album for thrash metal, which
fuses riffs of the new wave of British heavy metal with hardcore punk
tempos. Its musical approach and lyrics, markedly different from rock's
mainstream of the early Eighties, inspired other thrash metal bands. The
album did not enter the Billboard 200 until 1986, when it peaked at
number 155, following Metallica's commercial success with its third
studio album Master of Puppets; the 1988 Elektra reissue peaked at
number 120. Kill 'Em All was critically praised at the time of its
release and was ranked at number 35 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest
Metal Albums of All Time list. It was certified 3× Platinum by the
Recording Industry Association of America in 1999 for shipping three
million copies in the United States. The album generated two singles:
"Whiplash" and "Jump in the Fire". Metallica promoted the album on
Kill 'Em All for One tour with Raven in the United States.
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