I guess I can’t really tell you how much this album rocked when it first came out because I wasn’t even born yet, but that alone should prove that this album has already withstood the test of time. I believe Kill Em All to be a showcase of everything Metallica was about. It is a showcase of talent and rebellion. Hetfield’s Mach 10 rhythm guitar licks are probably what carries the album, but you cannot deny the talent of the rest of the band. Just listen to Burton in “Four Horsemen”, he was a musical genious. Kirk’s solos are just as fast and furious as ever, and Lars always holds it down. The lyrics are top form, as Metallica has always had awesome lyrics. All in all, these elements placed together make what I believe to be a classic debut album. Highly recommended for any metal head.