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

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Joe Satriani

“I was teaching Kirk at the time, so he gave me a copy of the LP at a lesson. I took it home, put it on and experienced the whole bone crushing album in one listening! It was raw, powerful and full of thrashing energy and was the beginning of a new era in music. It captured and focused what young metal kids were feeling and experiencing at the time and crystallized it. The effect was nothing short of a revolution. I was proud of what Kirk had accomplished. His playing adds a unique energy and tone to each track. It defines what a ripping, thrashing lead guitar is supposed to sound like.”