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Booklet contains lyrics.
All lyrics © Creeping Death Music, ASCAP.
Recorded at One On One Recording, Los Angeles, October '90 - June '91.

© 1991 Blackened Recordings. Manufactured by Warner Music Group, 3400W Olive Ave. Burbank, CA 91505-4614.
Printed in U.S.A. All Rights Reserved. BLCKND008-1

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 56115 00463 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 856115004637
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BLCKND 008-1 A 511830-1-A -18250- CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BLCKND 008-1 B 511830-1-B -18250
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): BLCKND 008-1 C 511830-1-C -18251-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): BLCKND 008-1 D 511830-1-D -18251-

Other Versions (5 of 355) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
510 022-2 Metallica Metallica(CD, Album, RP) Vertigo, Universal 510 022-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ES 702 Metallica Metallica(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Euro Star ES 702 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
510 022-2 Metallica Metallica(CD, Album) Vertigo (3) 510 022-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MECAN1 Metallica Metallican(CD, Album, Ltd + VHS + Box, Ltd) Vertigo MECAN1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
31026 Metallica Metallica(LP, Album) Vertigo 31026 Ecuador 1991 Sell This Version


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June 2, 2019

Yes, this is a great sounding version. So much power behind the drums and you could clearly hear the bass + guitars, vocals are prestine.


February 17, 2019

This album sounds great! such an energetic and powerful bass, the sound alone is worth the money, I have not heard the other versions, but if you have the opportunity to buy this version, then do it, you will not regret it.


December 20, 2018
This pressing is INCREDIBLE sounding. But a major reason why this album sounds so good is of course the pressing, but Bob Rock (love him or hate him) produced the S**T out of this album and Randy Staub put on a clinic as to how you should engineer an album.


November 10, 2018

OH YES!! If you've never heard this on vinyl & through a decent system with good bass you don't know what you're missing buy this don't even think do it!


October 12, 2018
edited 9 months ago

This record makes me want bigger speakers. Most of the time I feel like my Mackie MR824s can handle anything I throw at them, but I feel like they are missing a deeper bottom end that this record is trying to deliver. My only complaint: the packaging is very... economical. An embossed cover would have been nice because the dark graphics on pure black is a little too Spinal Tap "none more black". And the inner sleeves are as cheap as it gets--plan on replacing them with poly-lined or MOFi.


August 21, 2018
Bought this from Acoustic Sounds. Just to be clear if anyone is wondering, this is their description:
"150-gram 2 LP reissue on Metallica's own Blackened Recordings label, Half-speed mastered from original analog tapes at Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs for the ultimate listening experience"
Works for me, all I need is this pressing!


March 12, 2018

I have this and the Blackened pressing of ...And Justice For All. That one sounds like you're listening to it through cell phone speakers and was a waste of money. This release, however, sounds fantastic, and I don't have any trouble recommending it! It's not nearly as quiet as Justice, so you don't have to turn it up so loud you can hear every molecule in the groove; there's actually bass (which, I know that's just how Justice was mixed, but it sounds even more tinny than usual on that pressing); and everything sounds really clear.


March 9, 2018
Have to agree with the folks that give this pressing a thumbs up. Very clean sounding if you have your rig setup correctly. Even picked up a few instruments that were previously buried in the mix on previous releases. I do have to say it's bass heavy on my opinion and there may have been a little too much compression, but not enough to take away from the experience. I DO want to check out the Holland pressing everyone keeps talking about though!


February 22, 2018

The comments here put me off buying this for quite a while, and I was going to buy the newer pressing when i found it at the right price. But I managed to get this version sealed and shipped for €20.
It's perfect. Zero issues and sounds fantastic.


December 7, 2017
is this also cut by chris bellman? same as the 2008 WB release? thanks