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"Ride the Lightning" is the second track to the album Ride the Lightning. It is one of the last Metallica songs that Dave Mustaine received a writing credit for. Keeping in the political themes of the first three tracks, the song deals with capital punishment and the flaws that come with it. The protagonist of the story depicted within the song is an innocent man who is blamed for a crime he didn't do, and is executed via electrocution. It… read more

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  • Avatar for kenikki
    I haven't heard this in years. Why? This song kicks all kinds of ass!
  • Avatar for Platina32
    One of the best guitar solo's there ever were.
  • Avatar for Disvisonpunk86
    One of the best Metallica tracks ❤️ \m/
  • Avatar for Nick-Sixx
    Best Metallica song. (2)
  • Avatar for Johnbrutal138
    Best Kirk's guitar solo (6)
  • Avatar for Zoarifi9
    Download from youtube here: Ride.mp3
  • Avatar for Ferdokki
    @kriggs7: We had "Mandatory Metallica" on The Buzz down here in Texas. =) It was from 10 PM to midnight.
  • Avatar for Satyr47
    One of Kirk's finest moments.
  • Avatar for Darkdeadman
    Now it's time to die...
  • Avatar for kriggs7
    Anyone remember Mandatory Metallica on Z Rock around midnite?

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