About this deal
Fight Fire With Fire": I like to call this song `how to write metal riffs 101,' and "how not to sing thrash metal." I really do not understand this, but apparently I am the only Metallica fan that thinks Hetfield's singing sounds absolutely worthless on this song, but I have tried and tried to get used to him, and I cannot. Hetfield. Sounds. Terrible. Those solos sequel rather than shred as well. 3/5
The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The overall recording costs were paid by Metallica's European label Music for Nations because Megaforce was unable to cover it. Two months after its release, Elektra Records signed Metallica to a multi-year deal and reissued the album.I hesitate when buying vinyl pressings of early Metallica albums. That is because anyone who has listened to original 1980's CDs knows they are pretty much the holy grail, and a great example of the capability of that format. If the price of the item drops before it's released, you will pay the lower price, but if it increases, you'll only pay the price you see today.
But my point is, this pressing is the BEST you're gonna get. If you can afford a VG+ / NM copy, you'll not need any other EVER. Fight Fire With Fire": That acoustic intro belongs on a power metal album, and definitely not the opening to this song. The rest of this song is pure thrash metal, and pretty much the only pure thrash metal song on this album. If the entire album sounded like this, that'd be great, but no. 5/5I bought one of them in Paris for something like 50FF - 7.60€ [!!!] and there were 10 more ex. on the shelf... Upon inspection, G+ is a generous grading. Both 12" look like they've been dragged across the floor for 30 years, along with numerous deep scratches and gouges.