Whatever you think about them today, once upon a time Metallica were considered extreme and slightly scary. They introduced the NWOBHM, the Misfits, GBH and HP Lovecraft to millions of disenfranchised suburbanites from Orange County to Skokie Illinois and changed the way kids heard heavy music. They were never more influential than between 1984 and 86 when they were at the height of their powers. For this episode we attempt the impossible by pitting their two masterpieces, 84’s Ride The Lightening against 86’s Master of Puppets against each other and see which one is still standing after a heated track-by-track battle.
Ride the Lightning
Master of Puppets