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Released on August 12th, 1991 by Elektra Records, commonly known as the Black Album, it became the band's best-selling album, certified 16× platinum by Riaa in 2012, and has sold over 16.000.000 copies in the United States.

The snake in the artwork as well as the track "Don't Tread On Me" were inspired by a historical American flag, The Gadsden flag, which was designed in 1775. The cover is almost black, James Hetfield said "It was a simple black cover and you had to listen to the music. You wouldn’t be distracted by a drawing on the front."

It is the album that shifted the band from thrash to heavy metal, also it attracted people to metal that had little or anything to do with Metallica or metal before in their life; but also vice versa for many of the ones that did.

Tracklist

Enter Sandman 5:29
Sad But True 5:24
Holier Than Thou 3:47
The Unforgiven 6:26
Wherever I May Roam 6:42
Don't Tread On Me 3:59
Through The Never 4:01
Nothing Else Matters 6:29
Of Wolf And Man 4:16
The God That Failed 5:05
My Friend Of Misery 6:47
The Struggle Within 3:51

Versions (10 of 378)

Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Metallica (2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Blackened Recordings BLCKND008-1 US 2014
Metallica (CD, Album) Vertigo 510 022-2 Europe 1991
Metallica (2xLP, Album) Vertigo 510 022-1 Europe 1991
Metallica (2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Blackened Recordings BLCKND008-1 Europe 2015
Metallica (2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Universal Music Group International 0731451002212 Europe 2008
Metallica (CD, Album, ARC) Elektra 9 61113-2 US 1991
Metallica (2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Warner Bros. Records 511830-1 US 2008
Metallica (CD, Album, PRS) Vertigo 510 022-2 Europe 1991
Metallica (4x12", Album, RE, RM, 180 + Box) Warner Bros. Records 511831-1 US 2008
Metallica (2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Simply Vinyl SVLP 207 UK & Europe 2000

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AntusCz

AntusCz

May 29, 2020
referencing Metallica, 2xLP, Album, 510 022-1

HIGH LEVEL_VERY HOT PRESS.. EXCELLENT!!! TOP QUALITY METALLICA 4EVA
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wettybups

May 22, 2020
referencing Metallica, CD, Album, Lon, 9 61113-2, 61113-2
Front sticker on box: "METALLICA over 62 minutes of music featuring ENTER SANDMAN 61113-2". Longbox. Picture CD. Solid center. "MADE IN U.S.A. BY WEA MANUFACTURING INC." arranged in a semicircle at the bottom. Matrix: 2 61113-2 SRC=01 M3S3.
wettybups

wettybups

May 22, 2020
referencing Metallica, CD, Album, RE, 510 022-2
Silver CD. Universal logo, BIEM/MCPS on CD. Halfsolid center. Grey tracklist backsleeve with Metallica logo. Matrix: 07314 510 022-2 03 * 50974575 Made in Germany by EDC F IFPI LV26 IFPI 0116. 4 "Universal" logos in the matrix zone.
wettybups

wettybups

May 22, 2020
referencing Metallica, CD, Album, PRS, 510 022-2
Silver CD. Vertigo logo, B.I.E.M./STEMRA. Solid center. Matrix: 510 022-2 01 + MADE IN GERMANY AH.
wettybups

wettybups

May 22, 2020
referencing Metallica, CD, Album, M/Print, RP, CD 61113
Press with correct date also exist:
Front sticker: "METALLICA over 62 minutes of music featuring ENTER SANDMAN CD 61113 96 11134". Birchmount Rd. address on the back. Silver CD. Clear center. Matrix: #940209C CD-61113 MFG BY CINRAM IFPI 6000.
wettybups

wettybups

May 22, 2020
referencing Metallica, CD, Album, RE, 510 022-2
(Brazil limited "MILLENNIUM INTERNATIONAL 34" edition, 1999). Unique cover and insert. Vertigo, Universal, Amazônia logos on back. Grey CD tray. Silver CD. Clear center. Matrix: 09525A MICROSERVICE 02/510022-2 012548 IFPI L362 IFPI 540M.
wettybups

wettybups

May 22, 2020
edited 7 days ago
referencing Metallica, CD, Album, RP, 510 022-2
it's different presses.
Issued sealed with Argentinian Rolling Stone magazine № 16 from January 2007. Front "ifpi" hologram sticker. No snakes on covers. Silver CD. Clear center. Matrix: A7M1D23/10 5100222 / UNIVERSAL EPSA IND. ARD./13956 IFPI LK51 ifpi 8611.
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wettybups

May 21, 2020
referencing Metallica, CD, Album, RE, 510 022-9
Hologram "Universal" sticker and printed "Universal" logo on cover. Vertigo, Universal logos on back. Transparent CD tray. Silver CD. Clear center. Matrix: 073145100229 IFPI LW80. ЛИЦЕНЗИЯ РОСОХРАНКУЛЬТУРЫ СЕРИЯ ВАФ № 77-216 WWW.CDLINE.RU ООО ''СИ ДИ КЛУБ'' СДЕЛАНО В РОССИИ IFPI ACH01 engraved on plastic hub.
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wettybups

May 21, 2020
referencing Metallica, CD, Album, RE, Dig, none
Digipack. Front hologram sticker. Unique code sticker inside for a competition. Matrix: 9714-5100222 IFPI LQ57 IFPI KW95 XXXXXXXXX.
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wettybups

May 21, 2020
referencing Metallica, CD, Album, RE, 510 022-2, DP 0045
OBI. Info insert. Silver CD. Clear center. Matrix: UNIDP-0045 060711 IFPI LA71 IFPI 4F02. 4 ''Universal'' logos in the matrix zone.