The second album by metal legends Metallica, 1984's awesomely titled 'Ride the Lightning,' was clearly made by a band with something to prove. By the end of this 47-minute lesson in the potential of thrash metal there were very few questions left, and the path to world domination was clearly set.

'Lightning' spawned classics such as the concert sing-a-long favorite 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' and the car speaker-destroying 'Creeping Death.' The album, the last to give songwriting credits to former guitarist Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, also finds the band pushing the boundaries of the still-developing genre with the epic 'Fade To Black.'

Picking the best song out of this bunch is difficult, but just like Metallica did here, we're sure you'll rise to the occasion. 

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