Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All Turns 30: Rob Halford, Jason Newsted + More Discuss The Seminal Debut Album

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[Photo: Getty Images]

[Photo: Getty Images]

Rob Halford (Judas Priest)

“In the UK, there was already a big buzz going around and I got hold of a cassette to check out what all the groundswell was about. I was impressed and excited that an American band had grabbed a hold of metal and forged their own style and sound in a fresh and fierce way. Kill ‘Em All put world focus on U.S. metal and the attack and arrangements of the songs made everyone sit up and listen. Each track does it for me, even now. It stands the test of time. This is how to make a record that lasts forever.”

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