Lately I've just been listening to a lot of the first four albums from the band before they became poopy. Kill em All - very cockrockish metal. I'm not too much a fan of this album except for Seek and Destroy and Four Horsemen which show the future of the band and their glory to come. Ride the Lightning - The transition in quality between the first album and this one is mind boggling. Every single song on the album is strong (except for the instrumental not a big fan of instrumentals). Many of the songs I consider to be by far their best. Master of Puppets - Many say this is the highpoint in their career, but to me it is not their best effort. True, Master of Puppets may be their best song but some of the other songs on the album leave me with an "eh" feeling. ...And Justice for All - Just about every song on this album is awesome with cool song structures and good lyrics throughout. Which do I consider best? It is between Ride the Lightning and ...And Justice, but I think Ride edges out just a bit more. If you forgot what this band used to sound like, go back and have a listen to how this 80s material does not sound dated at all. Timeless is a good word to describe.