Metal Motiv: Metal Motivation Monday | Fight Fire With Fire
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Fight Fire With Fire

METALLICA

About This Song


The king of all the clubs. The touring machine of James Hetfield and Metallica. What else can be said about this band that hasn’t be said? Metallica is remarkable and they are truly my favorite band of all time. No other band has held their presence (with me and with the public at large) nor had the longevity they’ve had in metal. I still think they were the best live band I’ve ever seen: Godzilla-like to witness. Through the bumps in the road, they are still going strong, continue to tour, and make great music.

Growing up, I worshiped at the altar of James Hetfield—he was the coolest cat there was. I grew to idolize his guitar playing and still site him as a one of my biggest musical influences.

Metallica’s first four albums are tops in the genré but I revisit Ride The Lightning the most. And Fight Fire With Fire is the track that sets the tone on that album. In my opinion, when they released Ride The Lightning, they flat out annihilated every other rock/metal band out at the time. It’s faster, more aggressive, more melodic and dynamic, unapologetic, honest, and brilliant. Five stars.

Watch the live video(s) below of this song. The first one is live footage of Fight Fire With Fire from 1986. You can see how raw and intense the band was back then. The band—collectively—wanted nothing more than to kick your ass live. I’ve yet to see another band have their ferocity, vision, and determination. This track is about war, specifically nuclear warfare,  meaning “using the weapons or tactics of one’s enemy or opponent, even if one finds them distasteful”. To what you need to do to survive. Fight.

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Do unto others as they’ve done to you
But what the hell is this world coming to?

Blow the universe into nothingness
Nuclear warfare shall lay us to rest

Fight fire with fire
Ending is near
Fight fire with fire
Bursting with fear
We all shall die

Time is like a fuse, short and burning fast
Armageddon’s here, like said in the past

Fight fire with fire
Ending is near
Fight fire with fire
Bursting with fear

Soon to fill our lungs, the hot winds of death
The gods are laughing, so take your last breath

Fight fire with fire
Ending is near
Fight fire with fire
Bursting with fear

Fight fire with fire
Fight fire with fire
Fight fire with fire
Fight fire with fire
Fight fire with fire
Fight fire with fire
Fight fire with fire
Fight fire with fire
Fight

Category
METALLICA
Tags
1984, HEAVY METAL, METAL, THRASH METAL