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Formed: 1981 in Los Angeles, CA
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, Jason Newsted, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton, Robert Trujillo, Ron McGovney
Biography: Metallica were easily the best, most influential heavy metal band of the '80s. Responsible for bringing the genre back to Earth, the bandmates looked and talked like they were from the street, shunning the usual rock star games of metal musicians during the early '80s. Metallica also expanded the limits ...Read full biography
Master Of Puppets
Released: 1986
Label: Elektra Records
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Even though Master of Puppets didn't take as gigantic a leap forward as Ride the Lightning, it was the band's greatest achievement, hailed as a masterpiece by critics far outside heavy metal's core audience. ...Read full review
Kill 'Em All
Released: 1983
Label: Elektra Records
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The true birth of thrash. On Kill 'Em All, Metallica fuses the intricate riffing of New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Diamond Head with the velocity of Motörhead ...Read full review