Metallica – Kill ‘Em All 1984 Japan LP with obi


A 1984 Japanese pressing of Kill ‘Em All by Metallica, complete with original obi and lyric insert.

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Offered for sale is a rare Japanese pressing of Kill ‘Em All by Metallica, complete with original obi and lyric insert.

About this copy: This copy of Kill ‘Em All is an exceptionally clean and complete Japanese pressing.

The cover is VG++, with trace wear at the corners.  The obi is VG+; it looks M- on the front but has some wrinkles on the back and has two small tears on the back, one of which has been repaired with cellophane tape.

The lyric insert is VG++, with a small amount of foxing, but no wrinkles, holes, writing, or tears.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  There are no marks of any kind on the vinyl and no spindle marks on the label.

A gorgeous copy of an album that’s virtually impossible to find as a Japanese pressing, as Metallic albums sold quite poorly in Japan.

Background: Kill ‘Em All, released in 1983, was the first album by Metallica.  It sold poorly on original release, but eventually reached #66 on the U.S. charts after the success of their Master of Puppets LP.

It remains one of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time. gave Kill ‘Em All a rare 5 star review:

The true birth of thrash. On Kill ‘Em All, Metallica fuses the intricate riffing of New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Diamond Head with the velocity of Motörhead and hardcore punk. James Hetfield’s highly technical rhythm guitar style drives most of the album, setting new standards of power, precision, and stamina. But really, the rest of the band is just as dexterous, playing with tightly controlled fury even at the most ridiculously fast tempos. … Frightening, awe-inspiring, and absolutely relentless, Kill ‘Em All is pure destructive power, executed with jaw-dropping levels of scientific precision.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Nexus
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1984
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in
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