Progressive thrash, can that be? Big songs about big subjects, but done in the devil don’t care way of thrash metal. With this third album Metallica takes its place among the big four of the genre. It’s a great album with impossibly fast passages and raw energy.
This is also the album that signifies the horrible death of bassist Cliff Burton. He died early in the accompanying European tour, in a bus accident in Sweden. Three years after their debut, Metallica had to look for a new bassist, so the European tour was cancelled.
This is the other record I traded with my friend. I have no idea what I gave him, but so far I’m still happy with the deal.