CD - USA - first edition.
Metallica, often referred to as the Black Album, is the self-titled fifth studio album by the band Metallica. It was released on CD on 1991-08-12. The songs on the album combine the band's earlier thrash metal music with an earlier heavy metal genre. The themes of the music include anti-authoritarianism, self-reflection, and self-realization. The album sold exceptionally well, resulting in six well-received singles, and skyrocketing the band's popularity, however, this also resulted in some earlier fans seeing the band selling out of their pure thrash metal origins.
I remember hearing songs from this album on the radio in the early 1990s, as both my older brother and sister were into the band. I didn't like the music very much, but I would continue to hear the songs over the years, and they became embedded in my memory. In either the early 2000s, my mother found a CD of the record on the side of the road while walking, and asked if I wanted it, and I accepted it. I played the album, and had some nostalgia for the songs, and began to appreciate them more. I now enjoy the album.
I own this album on CD.
All lyrics written by and all songs sung by James Hetfield.
|1||Enter Sandman||Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield||6|
|2||Sad but True||Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield||8|
|3||Holier than Thou||James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich||9|
|4||The Unforgiven||Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield||3|
|5||Wherever I May Roam||Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield||5|
|6||Don't Tread on Me||Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield||10|
|7||Through the Never||Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich||7|
|8||Nothing Else Matters||James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich||4|
|9||Of Wolf and Man||Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield||1|
|10||The God That Failed||Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield||11|
|11||My Friend of Misery||Jason Newsted, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich||12|
|12||The Struggle Within||James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich||2|
The album's total score is 314.