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|1.||Fight Fire with Fire||04:45||Show lyrics|
|2.||Ride the Lightning||06:36||Show lyrics|
|3.||For Whom the Bell Tolls||05:10||Show lyrics|
|4.||Fade to Black||06:57||Show lyrics|
|5.||Trapped Under Ice||04:04||Show lyrics|
|7.||Creeping Death||06:35||Show lyrics|
|8.||The Call of Ktulu||08:53||instrumental|
|James Hetfield||Vocals (lead), Guitars (rhythm)|
|Kirk Hammett||Guitars (lead)|
|Cliff Burton (R.I.P. 1986)||Bass, Vocals (backing)|
|Anthony D. Sommella||Photography|
|Dave Mustaine||Songwriting (tracks 2, 8)|
|Flemming Rasmussen||Producer, Engineering, Mixing|
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The first 10,000 copies include a "Metal Militia" insert.
Dave Mustaine gets a co-songwriting credit for "Ride the Lightning" and "The Call of Ktulu."
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" is titled after the book by Ernest Hemingway, and borrows its subject matter from one passage.
"Escape" is an early (and somewhat misplaced) attempt at commercial writing. Metallica did not perform this song live until 2012, when they performed the album in its entirety.
"Creeping Death" is lyrically about the biblical story of the plagues of Egypt.
"The Call of Ktulu" is titled after a H.P. Lovecraft story, although the original spelling is "Cthulhu".
Recorded and mixed at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark during the spring of 1984.
Mastered at Frankford Wayne in New York City, New York.
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