“Metallica” (also known as "The Black Album") is the eponymous fifth full-length studio album by the American Thrash Metal legend.Album was released on August 13, 1991 through Elektra Records. Metallica produced five hit singles that are considered today among the band's best-known 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 15 million copies sold in the United States. It is the best-selling album of the SoundScan era. The album was certified 15x platinum (diamond) by the RIAA on November 13, 2009. “Metallica” was a departure from the Thrash Metal style of Metallica's previous four albums and saw the band moving towards a more commercial Heavy Metal sound. Many fans consider the album the initial turning point in their music, where "old" and "new" Metallica are distinguished from one another.
First pressMetallica/Vertigo, 1991(510 022-2)
Tracklist:1.Enter Sandman 05:292.Sad But True 05:243.Holier Than Thou 03:474.The Unforgiven 06:265.Wherever I May Roam 06:426.Don't Tread On Me 03:597.Through The Never 04:018.Nothing Else Matters 06:299.Of Wolf And Man 04:1610.The God That Failed 05:0511.My Friend Of Misery 06:4712.The Struggle Within 03:51Total playing time: 62:16