Year Albums Lineup Style
1981
  Ron McGovney - bass, backing vocals
Lars Ulrich - drums
David Scott "Dave" Mustaine - lead guitars
James Alan Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Bay Area Thrash metal
1982
Power Metal Demo [Demo] James Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Dave Mustaine - lead guitars
Lars Ulrich - drums
Ron McGovney - bass, backing vocals
No Life 'Til Leather [Demo]
1983
Kill 'Em All James Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Kirk Hammett - lead guitar, backing vocals
Lars Ulrich - drums
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton - bass, backing vocals
1984
Ride The Lightning James Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Lars Ulrich - drums
Kirk Hammett - lead guitar
Cliff Burton - bass, backing vocals
Creeping Death [EP] Lars Ulrich - drums
James Alan Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton - bass, backing vocals
Kirk Hammett - lead guitar, backing vocals
1985
 
1986
Master Of Puppets James Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Kirk Hammett - lead guitar
Lars Ulrich - drums
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton - bass, backing vocals
1987
Garage Days Re-Revisited [EP] Lars Ulrich - drums
James Alan Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Kirk Hammett - lead guitar, backing vocals
Jason Newsted - bass, backing vocals
1988
Harvester Of Sorrow [EP] Bay Area Thrash metal
Heavy metal
...And Justice For All Bay Area Thrash metal
Heavy metal
1989
 
1990
 
1991
Metallica Heavy metal
Hard rock
1992
Live At Wembley Stadium [EP]
1993
 
1994
 
1995
 
1996
Load default
Hero Of The Day [EP] Lars Ulrich - drums
James Alan Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Kirk Hammett - lead guitar, backing vocals
Jason Newsted - bass, backing vocals
1997
Re-Load James Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Kirk Hammett - lead guitar, backing vocals
Lars Ulrich - drums
Jason Newsted - bass, backing vocals
1998
Garage Inc. Lars Ulrich - drums
James Alan Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Kirk Hammett - lead guitar, backing vocals
Jason Newsted - bass, backing vocals
1999
 
2000
 
2001
 
2002
  Lars Ulrich - drums
James Alan Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Kirk Hammett - lead guitar, backing vocals
2003
St. Anger Lars Ulrich - drums
James Alan Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Kirk Hammett - lead guitar, backing vocals
Robert Trujillo - bass, backing vocals
Heavy metal
Hard rock
Alternative metal
2004
The Unnamed Feeling [EP] Thrash metal
Some Kind Of Monster [EP] Thrash metal
2005
 
2006
 
2007
Live From Live Earth [EP]
2008
Death Magnetic
2009
 
2010
Six Feet Down Under [EP]
Six Feet Down Under Part II [EP]
Live At Grimey's [EP]
2011
Lulu [Collaboration] James Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Kirk Hammett - lead guitar, backing vocals
Lars Ulrich - drums
Robert Trujillo - bass, backing vocals
Experimental Rock
Beyond Magnetic [EP] Experimental Rock
2012
  Lars Ulrich - drums
James Alan Hetfield - vocals, rhythm guitar
Kirk Hammett - lead guitar, backing vocals
Robert Trujillo - bass, backing vocals
Thrash metal
2013
 
2014