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Release date: 13 August 1991
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock

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8.3 | 1984 votes

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01. Enter Sandman
02. Sad But True
03. Holier Than Thou
04. The Unforgiven
05. Wherever I May Roam
06. Don't Tread On Me
07. Through The Never
08. Nothing Else Matters
09. Of Wolf And Man
10. The God That Failed
11. My Friend Of Misery
12. The Struggle Within
13. So What [Anti-Nowhere League cover] [Japanese bonus]

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Guest review by
AnGina--

Rating:
9.8
Even though Metallica became more known to a wider audience in 1986 with the release of Master of Puppets, "The Black Album" (released in 1991) however, was the biggest break point for Metallica. It was praised by reviewers and musicians, it stunned many fans then and also now. With the "Black Album" their old thrashy sound was abandoned and Metallica was literally shot into superstardom. With commercial hits such as "Enter Sandman" and the widely known "Nothing Else Matters", Metallica's music became more and more accessible to radio stations and television. But as I said, I still believe it's a "must have". "The Black Album" was major break point in the rock music business and the influence of it and Metallica in general is just impossible not to notice. Not only does it differ musically from the previous four releases, this album is also lyrically much more personal and therefore occasionally softer. Still, Metallica hasn't lost their touch and the aggressive guitar sound is still there.

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published 07.10.2006 | Comments (50)

Guest review by
ScreamingSteelUS

Rating:
7.3
Like far too many people in this world, I was largely introduced to Metallica by their self-titled album, fueled by the super mega platinum #1 smash hit single "Enter Sandman." In fact, Metallica, known colloquially as "The Black Album" for its presumably Spinal Tap-inspired artwork, was, in fact, one of the first Metal albums that really resonated with me and warranted repeated listens. Even so, I cannot confess to having much of a sentimental connection with this album, because, after exploring the wide world of heavy metal and acquainting myself with REAL Metallica, it has become clear to me that this album is nothing special.

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published 17.08.2012 | Comments (17)

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JohnDoe - 11.12.2013 at 13:20  
 
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I'm just telling you THIS,why doesn't it create enjoyment?i think it does create that fucking enjoyment,why has the world turned to this?why are people against metallica these days?and who's K7?


Are you serious or just trolling?
Tastes differ, one man''s enjoyment is another's disappointment, as simple as that. An album that I might call a masterpiece is someone else's piece of crap (excuse the expression).
Troy Killjoy - 11.12.2013 at 17:08  
Rating: 6
Written by diy on 11.12.2013 at 12:45
...why doesn't it create enjoyment?

Because it doesn't offer what I want to hear.
diy - 11.12.2013 at 19:42  
Rating: 10
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Written by JohnDoe on 11.12.2013 at 13:20


Are you serious or just trolling?
Tastes differ, one man''s enjoyment is another's disappointment, as simple as that. An album that I might call a masterpiece is someone else's piece of crap (excuse the expression).

you're right,i agree with you
diy - 11.12.2013 at 19:50  
Rating: 10
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Written by diy on 11.12.2013 at 12:45
...why doesn't it create enjoyment?

Because it doesn't offer what I want to hear.

so I'm asking why is there such negative atmosphere against them?It's an important question for me that what exactly is THE thing people seek these days?what things a voice like James vocal and a music like what Metallica offers lack?why are people more and more into black and death metal?music is about something beautiful,i don't mean non-violent music,metal IS beautiful,but what kind of beauty do they find in for example black metal?or SOME death metal bands?
Troy Killjoy - 11.12.2013 at 19:59  
Rating: 6
Written by diy on 11.12.2013 at 19:50
...what kind of beauty do they find in for example black metal?or SOME death metal bands?

Ever heard that quote "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"? This album, and this band for that matter, have never sounded "beautiful" to me, although at points they did manage to write some pretty good thrash. I grew up listening to this kind of music on rock radio - I enjoyed it at the time, but my tastes have changed quite a lot since then. There's nothing wrong with you thinking Metallica creates beautiful music, but that doesn't mean everyone sees it the same as you.
diy - 11.12.2013 at 20:22  
Rating: 10
Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.12.2013 at 19:59

"beauty is in the eye of the beholder"?

you're right,did you know there's an Iranian proverb just like this? "alaf bayad be dahane bozi shirin biad" it means "It's for the goat that the grass should taste sweet" .
Warman - 11.12.2013 at 21:57  
Rating: 8
Written by diy on 11.12.2013 at 12:45

and who's K7?


That's the user Bad English. We who have been on this site for a while still refer to him by his old alias.
mz - 11.12.2013 at 22:57  
Rating: 7
Written by diy on 11.12.2013 at 20:22

"alaf bayad be dahane bozi shirin biad" it means "It's for the goat that the grass should taste sweet" .

You cracked me here. Idioms should not be translated in a word by word method XD
deadone - 12.12.2013 at 02:57  
Rating: 7 I've owned this album three times in various formats including cassette.

And each time I ended up getting rid of it.

There are some awesome songs on it - Unforgiven, Whereever I May Roam and Nothing Else Matters.


But a lot of the rest of the album just irritates the hell out of me. Of Wolf and Man and Through the Never particularly grate with me.
diy - 12.12.2013 at 05:36  
Rating: 10
Written by mz on 11.12.2013 at 22:57

Written by diy on 11.12.2013 at 20:22

"alaf bayad be dahane bozi shirin biad" it means "It's for the goat that the grass should taste sweet" .

You cracked me here. Idioms should not be translated in a word by word method XD

u accept it from me,take it easy i'm not FULL in english,but we say it just like that in Iran,you just accept my apologize if there was any impoliteness in it
diy - 12.12.2013 at 05:45  
Rating: 10
Written by Warman on 11.12.2013 at 21:57

Written by diy on 11.12.2013 at 12:45

and who's K7?


That's the user Bad English. We who have been on this site for a while still refer to him by his old alias.

i've recently known by Uldreth that he's my long lost brother or maybe because of my bad english i didn't understand well
mz - 12.12.2013 at 09:27  
Rating: 7
Written by diy on 12.12.2013 at 05:36

u accept it from me,take it easy i'm not FULL in english,but we say it just like that in Iran,you just accept my apologize if there was any impoliteness in it

Well I know that idiom because I'm from Iran, too. No need for apologies

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