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Metallica (also known as The Black Album) is the fifth studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released August 12, 1991 through Elektra Records. It features some of Metallica's most popular songs, "Enter Sandman", "The Unforgiven", "Nothing Else Matters" , "Wherever I May Roam" and "Sad but True". It spent four consecutive weeks at number one on Billboard 200. Metallica is the band's best-selling album to date, with over 16 million physical copies sold in the United States and over 31 million copies worldwide. It is the best-selling album of the SoundScan era. The album cover features only the band's logo, angled against the upper left corner, and a coiled snake (derived from the Gadsden flag) on the bottom right corner, both in a dark shade of gray in order to be made out against the black background. The motto of the Gadsden flag, "Don't Tread on Me", is also the title of a song featured on the album. The cover is very reminiscent of Spinal Tap's Smell the Glove album, something the band jokingly acknowledged themselves in their A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica documentary (where members of Spinal Tap appeared and asked them about it). Metallica DVD-Audio 5.1 mix was released in 2004 through Elektra Records. While the album and the band were critically praised and commercially successful, some fans expressed disappointment in the new direction taken by Metallica. Gone for the most part were faster staccato riffs during verses and throaty vocals found on the band's first four albums; the overall speed and complexity of the music was somewhat lessened. The Black Album presented a more radio-friendly, commercially accessible Metallica, especially evidenced by the ballad "Nothing Else Matters". Moreover, following the success of "One," the breakaway single from their …And Justice for All album, five videos were released from The Black Album. ("Enter Sandman", "Nothing Else Matters", "Sad but True", "Wherever I May Roam" and "The Unforgiven"). The lyrics of The Black Album, written by James Hetfield, were much more personal and introspective in nature than previous Metallica albums. For example, "The God That Failed" dealt with Hetfield's mother's death from cancer and her Christian Science beliefs which kept her from seeking medical treatment. "Nothing Else Matters" expresses the connection Hetfield felt with a girlfriend while out on the road. The album ended Metallica's tradition of including a lengthy instrumental track on each album until their 2008 album Death Magnetic. * Rolling Stone (9/5/91) - 5 Stars — Excellent — Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's" - "Several songs...seem destined to become hard-rock classics.... effectively bridg the gap between commercial metal and the much harder thrash of Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth." In 2003, the album was ranked number 252 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. * Spin (9/99, p.146) - Ranked #52 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s" - Spin (p.89) - "This record's diamond-tipped tuneage stripped the band's melancholy guitar excess down to melodic, radio-ready bullets and ballads." * Entertainment Weekly (8/16/91) - "Rock's preeminent speed-metal cyclone...Metallica may have invented a new genre: progressive thrash." - Rating: B+ * Q magazine (8/00, p.127) - Included in Q's "Best Metal Albums of All Time" - "Transformed them from cult metal heroes into global superstars....bringing a little refinement to their undoubted power." * Melody Maker (12/91) - Ranked #16 in Melody Maker's list of the top 30 albums of 1991 - "In a committed move away from their thrash roots, Metallica was slower, less complicated, and probably twice as heavy as anything they'd done before." Metallica was produced by Bob Rock, who was originally asked to mix the album as the band was impressed with his work as producer on the Mötley Crüe album, Dr. Feelgood. Initially, the band was not interested in having Rock produce their album, but changed their minds as Ulrich stated; "We felt that we still had our best record in us and Bob could help us make it." The Black Album's sound was a marked difference from the stripped down production of the previous album. Rock altered the band's working schedule and routine so much that they swore never to work with him again. The animosity and tension between band and producer was documented in the documentaries A Year And A Half In The Life of Metallica and Classic Albums: The Black Album. Both explore and document the intense and merciless recording process that resulted in The Black Album. Despite the controversies between the band and Rock, he continued to work with the band up until, and including, the 2003 album St. Anger. The world tour following the Metallica album, initially dubbed the "Wherever We May Roam Tour" and then later the "Nowhere Else To Roam Tour", saw Metallica on the road for the next three years. The tour was in part documented in the A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica documentary, as well as the 3-CD, 2-DVD (or 3-VHS) boxset Live Shit: Binge & Purge.

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Metallica [Metallica] Full Album MP3s List

NoMP3 TitleMP3 Time
1.Enter Sandman MP3 5:31
2.Sad But True MP3 5:24
3.Holier Than Thou MP3 3:47
4.The Unforgiven MP3 6:27
5.Wherever I May Roam MP3 6:44
6.Don't Tread On Me MP3 4:00
7.Through The Never MP3 4:04
8.Nothing Else Matters MP3 6:28
9.Of Wolf And Man MP3 4:16
10.The God That Failed MP3 5:08
11.My Friend Of Misery MP3 6:49
12.The Struggle Within MP3 3:54

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RockHard12 - Metallica Strikes Again!

My favorite Metallica album besides Master of Puppets, “Enter Sandman” is that classic Metallica feel and sound. A must get for all Metallica fans!

Destroyer 21👾 - Greatest!!!!

Definitely the greatest album in Metal history, if not, the greatest of all time!

Mrnacdonald - Great Album

Awesome album has some real nice rock songs like Enter Sandman but my favorite is Sad But True definitely worth to get

Chris74m - Metallica

This album is awesome. The best songs are Enter sandman, Nothing else matters, My. Friend of misery and The god that failed, and wherever I may roam.

Kit Karamak - For many, this was their "first" album.

Hey, anyone remember when Jethro Tull beat Metallica in the grammy's for "best metal album," back in the day? JT was insulted. Metallica was insulted. Everyone knew the system was rigged and BS. All that changed when this album came out. Every metal band musician learned this album. It influenced everyone in some way. Some hated it and swore it's when Metallica "went pop." Some praised it because KH sat downa nd learned some fancy licks from the world's greatest fusion guitar soloist. CONGRATS! YOU CAN NOW PLAY A FEW LICKS LIKE STEVE VAI AND JOE SETRIANI. Did I even SPELL Joe's surname right?! Doesn't matter! It's not all about KH, and it's not about Jason Newstead, and it's not even about Lars a decade prior to painting like a Jackson Pollok ripoff. What matters, here, is that Metallica EVOLVED to the highest level of mix and master, to highest level of lyrical genius, and the highest level of musicality in their song writing. This is the pinnacle, boys and girls. After this, we have Hero of the Day, and then Fuel. Sorry, everybody. So, just remember, this isn't Metallica's first album. It was their last. Give it some love. Oh, and Metallica, hurry up and remaster this, so that my subwoofer falls in love all over again. Thanks, gang.

The Miracle Squeeze-Box - The Triumphant Evolution Of The KINGS of Thrash Metal 🤴

Everyone thought that Metallica was crazy when they decided to shorten things down for their self titled 5th album; boy were they in for a surprise 😝 😜 💭 I remember watching the creepy music video for the 1st single “Enter Sandman” & ultimately I knew that this legendary Heavy Metal quartet have made it at long last after 10 years, and they did so for the right reasons 🤘 🎵 🎼 🎶

ilistentomusic(obviously) - Tell me, what is wrong with changing sounds?

People who hate on this album, what is wrong with not doing the same thing over and over? If these guys did thrash the entire time it’d get pretty boring after a while. You guys go way over-the-top all the time. Any tweak is a sellout. Any new direction in the slightest is a sellout. You wanna talk sellouts? Check out today’s artists. Taylor Swift. Tried country, didn’t get any fame. Went STRAIGHT to pop with no gradual movement. Suddenly she’s everywhere and has all the money. Even though every one of her songs are just like the other. Imagine Dragons. Gradually started changing their sound until their latest album when they REALLY went for the money. Billie Eilish. Ed Sheeran. Justin Bieber (though he’s always been a sellout and has NEVER made quality music). I can name dozens more of REAL sellouts. Metallica ain’t one of them.

sleepyja - King

Of metal 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Michael283322 - Meh

It’s ok but the reason I’m giving it 3 is because it’s not as good as the 80’s

nathan craigo - Video

What’s it sbout

Tesla 1987 - 5 stars


M.T.2313 - Metallica Forever

Metallica comes out swinging with all the glory and power they can muster and it works. One of the best albums in music history! 🤘

ASSaP0PoLouS - Best band ever. Best album

Best metal album ever. Period.

ScarsThatStay - (*´∀`*)

metallica will live forever

Seabee 1941 - Metallica, nuff said.

Metallica, nuff said.

Beeperdudesurf - Great Album!

Metallica is easily one of the best Metal bands of all time, especially with an album like this!

shanethepain77 - ROCKGODENTHUSIAST


janicejean1953 - Best album ever made


Anthony-Cic - Amazing

This is an excellent album I love it

Lively64 - My favorite

Listened to this album a thousand times after Operation . just the beasts under your bed, in your closet, in your head

Reese Duntley - Sell-out metal that is still awesome

Yeah.. they’ve changed their sound... a lot. People give this album crap a lot but it’s just them changing up their tone. Even though it’s basically mainstream rock more than it’s metal. There are some good riffs in it and it’s overall decent. Personally not one of my go-to albums when I want to listen to Metallica.

Ali Belle🌸 - my favorite rock album

Lots of people are pointing out that this album is more tame than Metallica’s older music - it isn’t so “thrash” and heavy. Yet it’s become their most iconic album of all time. Personally, I like this style of rock better. It allows you to focus more on the meanings behind the lyrics and the stories being told within the songs. Some of the songs are on the heavier, fast-paced side (“The Struggle Within”) like that of their older music, while some of the songs are slower and more tame. “Nothing Else Matters” reminds me of “Fade To Black” from their earlier album “Ride The Lightning” in the sense that it is calm and haunting. I think every single song on this album is excellent and meaningful. Metallica is the definition of great rock music.

Glare Beats - Great Album

The Black Album is an amazing album. It’s different from their first several albums which were more thrash like but it was a good change that I think brought in more people. The album has no song that is bad. All the songs are great and especially fun to play on guitar if you’re a guitarist.

France & Fashion - I swear, metallics best!

I love this album, especially Enter Sandman

baconinatir_skids - Overrated and underrated

Tracks like “enter sandman” and “nothing else matters” are very overrated but tracks like “of wolf and man” and “struggle within” are very underrated and this album is really good all around even if it’s not thrash

ryanmetallica - Masterpiece

Not my favorite album by these guys, but it doesn’t make it any less good. After all, it’s many fans favorite Metallica album.

dudjfndj - Classic

Tied with master of puppets as favorite metallica album.

Prince nightmare moon - Their last good album

This is the last decent album Metallica made

TexasSpecial1 - Metallica’s finest hour

Beginning with Kill Em All, each album was progressively better than the one before. Black was the pinnacle of that run. For Metallica newbies, this is where you start 🔥🏴🔥

Sailor wing - Black album

My 1st album. Always loved Enter Sandman



Tony game man - Out of the way Megadeth we got a new boy in town

Metallica is the worlds best metal band. Curse you Megadeth fans!!!

Skilledkace1234 - Awesome

My volume won’t go any higher

R8AW - Metallica

Love it

texas chainsaw addict - Awesome

Stone cold awesome from start to finish u rock Metallica 🎸🎤🎧

#Billericafootball - METALLICA

One of the best albums of all time.

kingghidorah14 - metallica the black album

metallica the black album is an awesome album and is there best they ever done and the black album is an awesome album by metallica

fire critic - 🎸🥁

Best Metallica Album

-151002 - Selloutsthey



Awesome good

Luke1019 - Awesome album

Great songs from the mighty Metallica

purplecardinal - Not thrash

Metallica is the greatest thing to happen to metal but, it’s not as thrash as kill em all or the earlier stuff, but still extremely sick

ConorDaTako - Decent

This was the turning point from thrash to rock. Even though that sounds negative, there are many great songs coming out of this. Enter Sandman, despite being overrated is still a great song, and Wherever I May Roam is my personal favorite on this album with its killer riff. The soft stuff like Unforgiven is OK. And that is what sums up the black album. Not awesome like RTL but not awful like the early 200s. 3 stars

Marronex - Great and catchy

Great songs great tone perfect

lovesanjosesharks🦈 - Metallica

I love Metallica they are my favorite band. This is a pretty good album I really like where ever I may roam and the unforgiven. Good album!

HordebomberEJ - 🤘


Savannah Brengman04 - Metallica is a great band!

Metallica is awesome! I went to go see them in concert!

Cute$tuffxoxo123 - This band is the best

Metallica can do any genre and make it sound good. period. Thrash is the best from them but this album and load are iconic and well made.

creeping-death03 - 🤟🤟🤟

Amazing album but their earlier stuff is a little bit better

LordOfTheElements - Best Metal Album IN METALLICA’S HISTORY!!!

I can not give any reason to not like this album. It was the first one I heard, and it is great all the way through. Do I need to say more?

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